Teaching Faculty in Mathematics

Melfa, VA

Eastern Shore Community College

Teaching Faculty in Mathematics

Position Summary:

  • Eastern Shore Community College strives to nurture a culture of YES! which stands for Your Eastern Shore. We embody the culture of hospitality and affirmation, emphasizing that the college belongs to our community, our students, and our employees.
  • The major focus of this position is on teaching and inspiring students from a variety of academic backgrounds and experiences to learn by working in classrooms, laboratories, individual conferences, and online. Faculty empower students to enhance the quality of themselves and their community by engaging students outside of class in support of curricula. Faculty teach courses in the disciplines for which they have appropriate education, training, and competence and will be required to teach on-campus, online, hybrid, and off-site classes as needed.
  • Teaching responsibilities include Instructional Design, Delivery, Effectiveness, and Expertise. Additional expectations include Scholarly and/or Creative Engagement, Institutional Responsibility, and College and Community Service. Furthermore, faculty should embrace ESCC’s Faculty Guiding Principles to Empathize, Support, Respect, and Hold to High Standards each other, staff members, students, and community partners in support of student growth.

Functional Responsibilities:

  1. Teaching: Create a learning environment that facilitates students’ acquisition of knowledge and skills in a discipline. Teaching encompasses the four components below. The specific duties are examples, not a complete list.
  • Instructional Design: Utilize and distribute established course syllabus; select appropriate learning resources; design and implement assessment strategies that effectively measure student achievement of established course learning outcomes.
  • Instructional Delivery: Align course activities with student learning outcomes for the course; employ a variety of active learning strategies to foster student engagement; employ appropriate technology and supporting materials that support course and/or program learning outcomes; provide students with prompt and meaningful feedback on course activities and assignments, communicating with students in a timely and respectful manner.
  • Instructional Effectiveness: Conduct meaningful and timely assessments of student learning, including at least one assessment within the first two weeks of class; analyze the previous semester’s student ratings of instruction, other student feedback, and assessments of student performance in the course and in external assessments to develop and implement appropriate improvement plans.
  • Instructional Expertise: Maintain currency in the assigned teaching discipline, methods of teaching, and instructional technology.
  1. Scholarly and Creative Engagement: Participate in activities specifically associated with the faculty member’s teaching discipline through conferences, workshops, academic coursework, scholarly research, publications, creative works, and grant activity.
  2. Institutional Responsibility: Perform assigned or presumed duties according to one’s role at the college. Participate in the college’s development and evaluation plan for full-time teaching faculty; hold office hours; serve as an academic advisor; participate in required department, division, campus, committee, and college meetings; maintain and submit accurate student attendance records and reports; submit grades in a timely manner according to established college calendars and guidelines; adhere to college and Virginia Community College System (VCCS) policies; coordinate clinical instruction, internships, and relationships with external organizations; maintain a collegial working relationship with faculty, staff, and administrators; provide innovation and leadership with projects, initiatives, and people.
  3. Service: Provide service to students, colleagues, the college, and/or community organizations. Service activities include:
  • College representation where there is a direct connection between the faculty member who engages in the specific activity and their position at the college.
  • College citizenship where the activities are in support of the college or VCCS initiatives wherein the faculty member is a member of a committee, but not necessarily in a leadership role.
  • Community citizenship where participation by the faculty member is part of the person’s involvement in the community as a citizen who happens to be a college employee.
  1. Responsibilities may include work in the day, evening, weekend, and distance learning programs of the college.

Eastern Shore Community College is a minority majority college committed to diversity as a source of creativity, innovation, and strength. ESCC respects the ways that identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the college and the community. We are committed to the ideal that excellence in teaching, scholarly activity and community service are inexorably linked to our goal of diversity.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications:

  1. A master’s degree in any discipline with 18 graduate semester credit hours in mathematics from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Commitment to the college’s mission, vision, guiding principles, and culture of YES!
  3. Ability to design and implement curriculum that aligns elements of student learning to the student’s educational goals.
  4. Ability to develop and adapt teaching and learning strategies to accommodate the diversity of community college students to promote acquisition and application of knowledge.
  5. Ability to use consistent and timely formative and summative assessment measures to enhance student learning.
  6. Ability to apply proven teaching strategies that promote student success.
  7. Willingness to use emerging technologies and alternative delivery methods appropriately, including online delivery, hybrid course options, content software, web-enhancements, etc.
  8. Ability to effectively communicate interpersonally (in group and one-on-one settings) orally and in writing.
  9. Commitment to stay current and continually improve knowledge and understanding of the teaching discipline, methods of teaching, and technology.
  10. Commitment to attend to non-teaching duties that advance the mission of the college and the Virginia Community College System.
  11. Commitment to provide service at the college, in one’s professional community, and/or to the community in the college’s service area.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in mathematics or a STEM related field.
  2. Teaching experience in higher education, especially at the community college level.

Application Process:
Interested applicants, to apply, please go to https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/31291

Review of application materials will commence March 26, 2021 and continue until filled.

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

Posted: 02/06/2021