Instructor in Sociology (14-077)

Coeur D'Alene, Kootenai County
Apr 04, 2014
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track


This position is responsible for providing instruction and serving as advisor to students enrolled in the Sociology program each semester and during NIC’s six-week summer session. Expected course load includes classes in introduction to sociology, social problems, race and ethnic relations, and marriage and family.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Teaches a minimum of 15 equivalent credit hours per semester as assigned and maintains additional weekly contractual hours, including a minimum of five office hours, five campus hours and five discretionary hours divided between office and campus hours for a total of 30 hours on campus per week
  • Utilizes non-traditional delivery methods including Internet and IVC
  • Becomes familiar with the assigned textbook(s), prepares class presentations and handouts for electronic distribution, and prepares a syllabus for each course
  • Prepares, gives, and grades tests and homework and delivers grades to the registrar on time
  • Receives training in and keeps skills current in using the electronic and physical equipment and software necessary to accomplishing teaching and advising responsibilities
  • Advises students using the recommended procedures as outlined in the College Advising Handbook.
  • Identifies student-learning outcomes; develops process and tools for assessment; incorporates results in order to modify instruction and materials in general education, degree program, course cluster, and/or certificate program, in coordination with colleagues
  • Participates in student recruitment, curriculum development, and serves on college committees
  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings
  • Maintains current knowledge within the field of Sociology
  • Participates in professional development activities
  • Cultivates effective public relations with various community agencies/service providers and/or educational partners
  • Orients associate faculty
  • May teach evenings and/or weekends

Marginal Duties

  • Teaches developmental, night, and/or summer school courses as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Division Chair.


The following requirements are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Master’s Degree in Sociology is required. Minimum of one year of successful and proven teaching experience at the community college level (or the equivalent in teaching lower division courses at a four-year college), or five years of other teaching experience, including secondary school. Experience must demonstrate strong commitment to, and understanding of, student-centered, integrative, general education and the mission of the community college, teaching effectiveness, and familiarity with current learning technologies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated peripherals and current version of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, Internet, and alternative delivery systems (e.g., internet and interactive video) at a proficient level.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone, fax, copier

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical requirements and environment are typical of those in a general office setting. This job involves regular sitting, standing, walking, typing, moving, lifting objects up to 10 pounds and exposure to office lighting. A wide variety of standard office equipment is continually used, including phone, fax, copier, printer and computer.



Applicant is responsible for reading and following the application instructions to ensure successful application submittal.


It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they have submitted all required materials, as listed below. Following application submittal, applicant can login via the Modify Your Application link (to the right) to view application profile:

1) Completed online profile (Steps 1-8 in application system)

UPLOADED IN STEP 5 OF PROFILE - Letter of interest which addresses your qualifications for this position (please do not combine letter with other files).

UPLOADED IN STEP 5 OF PROFILE – Resume / Curriculum Vitae (please do not combine resume with other files).

UPLOADED IN STEP 5 OF PROFILE - Unofficial Transcripts showing highest degree. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. If you do not have your transcripts in electronic format for uploading, you may fax them to 208-769-7786 with a cover page that includes the position title (please do not combine transcripts with other files).

2) Upon request, you may be asked to complete the NIC E-Application Form.
This request (if made) will come to you via e-mail.

Location: Lee-Kildow Hall

Opening Date: April 4, 2014

Closing Date: All materials must be received by Noon, April 25, 2014

Anticipated Starting Date: August 18, 2014

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and placement on the North Idaho College Faculty Salary Structure. Excellent benefits, including retirement. 100% of full-time, tenure track position.

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