Assistant Professor, Humanities

Job description

Job no: 493852
Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Administrative Professional

Posting Job Title

Assistant Professor, Humanities


Academic Affairs

Position Type

Full-time Faculty

Number of openings


Job Summary

Johnson County Community College is looking to fill a full-time faculty position in Humanities (with emphases listed below). JCCC is located in Overland Park, KS, the second largest city in the state of Kansas and part of the greater Kansas City Metro. JCCC is similarly dedicated to creating and maintaining a rich cultural community, with an award-winning contemporary art museum and center for the performing arts located on campus.

JCCC is looking for a diverse pool of applicants for a full-time faculty position in the Humanities department. Full-time faculty in this department, all of whom have doctorates in their fields, work to strike a balance between teaching and research and have strong professional connections with the regional visual and performing arts groups and institutions. Many of our 18,000 students are nontraditional, military veterans, immigrants, international, and first-generation college students. African American, Asian American, and Hispanic student populations are also growing. JCCC is committed to increasing the diversity of our college community.

The successful applicant for this job will teach the equivalent of 15 credit hours per semester in Humanities and Classical Mythology in the Arts. This person will perform other duties expected of full-time faculty, including maintaining scheduled office hours, developing and revising curriculum, developing and implementing course and program assessment of student learning outcomes, participating in department, division, and college meetings, serving on committees, and other duties as assigned. Teaching assignments could be any combination of face-to-face (day or evening), hybrid or online, and are subject to change as needed.

Additional responsibilities:
• Provide extra and co-curricular opportunities for students interested in humanistic disciplines.
• Participate in the planning and administration of all departmental functions.

Required Qualifications

-Master's degree in humanities or a related humanistic discipline, such as the fine arts or classics
-Two years of documented successful teaching at the college level
-Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the teaching mission of a comprehensive community college
-Excellence in collaborating with faculty and students within and outside the discipline
-Strong teaching ability
-Expertise in a humanistic discipline
-Comfort with adopting and using new technologies
-Ability to teach sections of Introduction to Humanities, World Humanities, Classical and World Mythology

Preferred Qualifications

-PhD in a humanistic discipline
-Ability to teach a general survey course in the Humanities / Fine Arts, Western and World Humanities, Classical Mythology (focusing on myth as literature and later artistic representations of myth), and World Mythology (not necessarily all of these)
-Demonstrated proficiency with online learning systems
-Demonstrated understanding of academic culture

Required application documents

Please submit resume/CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation with the application. Official transcripts will be requested upon hire.

Hours per Week


Work Hours/Days

Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Salary Grade Level



Competitive rate of pay


Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected]

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

Advertised: 04 Dec 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Feb 2021 Central Standard Time




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Job No:
Posted: 12/5/2020
Application Due: 2/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time