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Position Accountabilities and Essential Functions:
Delta College is seeking faculty members committed to the college's philosophy that education serves the greater good by providing students access to a better life. The candidates for faculty positions understand that community colleges are positioned to fundamentally change people's lives, and as a result, society itself. Required qualities include a belief that continuous improvement in pedagogy and relationships with students, other faculty, and staff are hallmarks of an educator who has been called to the profession. We are seeking colleagues who embrace the idea of helping students achieve their goals, and approach academic excellence as evidenced in equity as a moral imperative.
Delta believes that faculty are the heart of the institution. We are seeking faculty members who are energized by the community college pathways and inclusivity/equity initiatives, and see it as their job to support a diverse set of learners inside and outside the classroom. Delta embraces the notion of life-long learning and continuous improvement, and so is looking for those with a sincere desire to self-reflect on personal instructional practices and work collaboratively with colleagues to improve teaching and learning for all students. The faculty members that Delta seeks to hire live a daily work-commitment to the democratic ideal espoused in Delta's mission.
The Communications Discipline at Delta College is seeking a full-time tenure track faculty member committed to equity, retention, and completion for student success. The instructor will be responsible for effective teaching in the face-to-face, blended, and online classroom. Faculty teach a minimum of thirty contact hours over the course of an academic year. This position's primary responsibility will be to teach sections of Communication courses. Faculty attend mandatory training, mandatory meetings, support discipline projects, and all other requirements outlined in the collective bargaining agreement. Potential candidates will have the ability to teach online as well as face-to-face and blended/hybrid courses during the evening, at multiple locations (Downtown Centers, Dual Enrollment Partners), and nontraditional times as needed by the Social Sciences Division. In addition, we seek candidates whose pedagogy, research, and continuous professional development have prepared them to engage with the college's commitment to belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion (BEDI).
Demonstrate a commitment to the mission and vision of Delta College.
Focus on supporting and assessing student learning and academic achievement.
Continually develop appropriate innovation in learning and teaching to meet the diverse learning styles and needs of students.
Collaborate voluntarily and energetically with colleagues in the academic discipline and within the division to develop effective learning experiences for a diverse student body.
Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the college's commitment to belonging.
Integrate international and intercultural experiences in the college, community, and curriculum.
Serve the community through outreach activities.
Make effective use of appropriate technology in the performance of the listed responsibilities and accountabilities.
Participate fully in shared governance as a full member of the academic community.
Teach a full-time load as defined by the institution annually in a variety of settings, including day, evening, weekend, on-campus, online, dual enrollment sites, and centers.
Commit to ongoing educational and professional growth.
Engage fully in course, discipline, and program development
Master's degree in Communication from an accredited institution of higher education, or a master's degree in a field related to human communication, along with at least eighteen graduate credits in Communication.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications
Demonstrated commitment to Equity and Completion
Demonstrated use of multiple teaching formats
Demonstration of collegiality
Postsecondary teaching experience
Commitment to creating an inclusive classroom climate and design curricula that foster greater sense of community
Additional Experiences Considered:
Community College teaching experience
Online teaching experience
Demonstrated experience with teaching course content involving cross-cultural communication, and/or with theater productions involving cross-cultural themes
Experience working with dual enrollment and/or Early Middle College students
Experience with theater, theater history, and/or acting courses is beneficial in supporting the discipline's leadership of college theater activities
Pedagogy is informed by belonging, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Familiarity with learning management system software
Demonstrated ongoing professional growth
Ability to teach across disciplines
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter with position title, resume and copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and/or certifications and licenses.
Position will remain open until filled. The College reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.
Starting Salary $57,815 – $74,300: Commensurate with Education, Qualifications and Experience
Successful candidates must demonstrate experience, skills, and commitment to fostering an environment of diversity in student, faculty and staff.Delta College, established in 1961, offers 150 transfer and career certificate and associate degree programs, and enrolls nearly 11,000 students each semester at its main campus and three learning centers.Delta College enjoys a reputation as one of the nation’s leading community colleges. Contributing factors to this achievement are its enduring commitment to excellence, passion for innovation and focus on people. Those values can be seen in its AQIP Higher Learning Commission accreditation, charter membership in the National League for Innovation, Achieving the Dream participation, environmental stewardship and unique shared governance system.The College’s service area is comprised of Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties, each with its own appealing personality and features, located adjacent to Lake Huron in mid-Michigan. Delta College - one of America's leading community colleges!