At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. Our mission and our responsibility is to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. We require that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible, first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.
We are accepting applications for a Full-Time Faculty Program Coordinator in Early Childhood Education who will adhere to the aforementioned mission statement and who will teach courses in Childhood Education. Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, tech-supported, or online courses and immediate preparation for respective courses, maintaining and improving competence in the relevant subjects.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Required: Master’s Degree in respective discipline, specifically Education Early Childhood, Education Child Development, Family Studies, Child Life Studies, Special Education, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, Home Economics, Human Development, Kindergarten Curriculum and Instruction in Higher Education.
Preferred: Doctoral Degree in applicable discipline.
CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Degrees, experiences, and certificates must be in the proposed teaching or service area and must meet any accreditation requirement applicable to the program or institution. The appropriate Presidents Cabinet member must expressly approve any exceptions in writing.
Required: Three (3) years of successful instruction.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to work with and motivate students.
- Ability to demonstrate excellent teaching skills.
- Ability to work under stress.
- Ability to work well with a team or independently.
- Excellent oral, written and listening skills, including computer skills sufficient for email, course development and course management.
- In-depth understanding of recruiting and retention strategies to meet institutional outcomes.
- Judgment and decision- making ability.
- Must be able to deal with people professionally.
- Willing to teach on satellite campuses, in class, or online as needed.
- Must be able to work with nontraditional students and students with disabilities.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Exhibit effective teaching in Early Childhood Education courses with a willingness to learn new software applications as needed.
- Demonstrate commitment to student success, innovation, collaboration and instructional quality.
- Perform teaching activities, including classroom instruction, directing projects, and assisting with student coursework, research and internships.
- Plan, develop and present organized classroom instructions and learning opportunities for students by following approved course outlines.
- Teach day and or evening courses as required.
- Teach off-campus, dual credit, and online courses as required.
- Demonstrate and maintain competence in the use of instructional technology.
- Demonstrate competence in his/her teaching field and related technologies.
- Develop curriculum.
- Prepare syllabus i.e., determine course content that is consistent with the catalog description.
- Select instructional materials (textbooks).
- Participate in faculty renewal and development programs.
- Attend briefings on procedures, advising, registration, and general policy.
- Assist with registration. Participate in recruitment activities.
- Complete appropriate administrative paperwork and performance evaluations in a timely manner.
- Educate themselves regarding College policies.
- Provide extra help to students outside of class (not for pay).
- Ensure effective two-way communication at all levels of responsibility.
- Participate in department, division, and college meetings as assigned or required.
- Assume responsibility for the orderliness of the learning environment and in the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.
- Attend faculty meetings, general assembly, and commencement.
- Participate in and complete performance assessments/evaluations as assigned.
- Perform additional related duties as required
- As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring, striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the Faculty (iCare) Ideals.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR DUTIES:
- Program assessment.
- Course scheduling.
- Faculty hiring and evaluation.
- Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Faculty (iCare) Ideals:
- Innovation: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the idea of innovation to serve students, peers and the community.
- Collegiality: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the idea of collegiality to serve students, peers and the community.
- Amenability: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the idea of amenability to serve students, peers and the community.
- Rigor: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the ideal of academic rigor to serve students, peers and the community.
- Engagement: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the ideal of engagement to serve students, peers and the community.
Teaching Load: The teaching load for full-time faculty will generally consist of 15 load hours or equivalent assignments. The chair assigns faculty to teach in their major fields, insofar as possible. They may, however, be assigned to teach in their minor fields under the standards of accrediting associations. (Responsibilities for Non-teaching faculty will be individually prescribed).
Proportional Assignments: Full-time faculty appointed for less than a 15-load-hour assignment per semester shall receive accrued benefits proportional to the appointment percentage.
Overload Assignments: Overload teaching may also be assigned as needed by the department chair (as referenced in the "Overload Assignments" section of the "Faculty Handbook). Pay for overload teaching will be based on the Part-time Instructor Salary Schedule rates.
Office Hours: Full-time faculty members must have regular office hours for teaching preparation, student advising, and other incidental tasks required for teaching. The schedule of classroom and office hours must be posted as soon after registration as possible.
Advising Requirements: Faculty will serve as academic advisors based on a divisional or departmental advising plan. The number of advisees will vary depending on the number of majors in a division. Adjustments in other responsibilities or compensation may be made if a faculty member must be the advisor for more than sixty students.
Committee Assignments: Each faculty member will typically be assigned membership on at least one institutional committee but may not be required to serve on more than three committees.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may include supervisory responsibilities. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods and be able to move materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
Working Conditions: Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (days, nights, weekends, holidays, and varying events if necessary).
Work Environment: This job may operate in a classroom, online, or tech supported setting. This role routinely uses standard classroom and office equipment such as microphones, audio/video-recorders, computers, overhead projectors, phones, copy machines, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Travel Expectations: Some travel may be required for this position.
Salary: New faculty members will be placed appropriately on the College salary schedule established for their category of employment. When determining an employee's placement on the appropriate College salary schedule, the employee's position, responsibilities, experience, education, and years of service shall be considered.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Amarillo College is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who reflect the demographics of our clients and continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our customers.
Promotional Opportunity Policy
Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non-appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.