Communications Instructor

Posting Details

Position Summary Information

Position to be Filled Communications Instructor
PVA Number 17-027
Employment Type Full Time (FT)
Months Per Year Nine (9) Months
Minimum Required Education/Training

• This position requires a Master’s degree earned from a regionally accredited college or university with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Communication courses.

Minimum Required Experience
Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills

• No prior experience is required but there is a preference that an applicant have prior teaching experience as a Communication Instructor on the college level.

Special Instructions to Applicants

• This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.
• Applicants who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as equivalent to the Baccalaureate or Master’s degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Application Deadline 09/25/2017

Extended Job Description


To provide classroom and/or online instruction to students through lecture, demonstration, laboratory exercises, handouts, responding to questions, and testing.

Employees within this class are distinguished from the Program Director by the performance of basic and general instructional duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Supervision Received/Exercised

• Receives direct supervision and/or technical direction from the Department Chair.

Essential Functions

• Provide classroom and laboratory instruction to students
• Prepare lesson plans and schedule classroom activities; develop, and prepare supplemental materials to enhance textbook lessons
• Develop and prepare tests to evaluate student performance; grade and record individual scores
• Provide classroom demonstrations on various equipment and machinery
• Develop laboratory assignments to provide hands on experience as appropriate
• Ensure that all instruction given to students, including lectures, tests, demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and service projects follow the technical direction of the Department Chair
• Act as an advisor and counselor to students; provide tutoring to students outside of the classroom as needed
• Participate in curriculum development, evaluation, and change
• Attend faculty meetings as required
• Maintain accurate records of student attendance, and performance
• Maintain other records and databases according to program needs or accreditation requirements
• Stay abreast of new developments, and changes in the academic field(s)
• Participate in staff development programs, workshops, seminars, and other continuing education programs as appropriate
• Oversee the implementation of policies and procedures related to required teaching area
• Participate on college committees and in other institutional activities and programs

Other Important Functions

• Fill in for other instructors as needed
• Assess the relevancy and impact of various lessons and revise and improve lesson format when necessary
• Evaluate various texts book and select books to be used for future classes
• Assist in the recruitment of student from the community and area high schools
• Oversee and participate in the field studies and assignment; travel with students to provide assistance and instruction as appropriate
• Participate in a variety of student related administrative activities including reviewing admission requirements, progress, and qualifications for graduation
• Demonstrate competence regarding the handling of hazardous materials, and hazardous wastes
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Knowledge of

• Classroom and laboratory instructional techniques and procedures
• Principles and procedures of academic and instructional program development and administration in the area of assignment
• Safety in the Workplace
• Current trends in the academic area
• Principles and procedures of record keeping
• Principles and techniques involved in test development and administration
• Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including Right to Know regulations

Ability To

• Interpret and apply college goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules and regulations
• Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations
• Communicate clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing
• Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
• Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
o Making observations
o Reading and writing
o Communicating with others
o Operating assigned equipment
o Handling varied tasks simultaneously
• Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:
o Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
o Operating assigned equipment
o Preparing and presenting instructional material
• Maintain mental capacity, which allows the capability of:
o Making sound decisions
o Responding to questions
o Demonstrating intellectual capabilities

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/11/2017
Open Until Filled No

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you hold a Master’s degree earned from a regionally accredited college or university with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Communication courses?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate your referral source
    • Job Posting/Employee at CFCC
    • NC Employment Security Commissions
    • Job Posting at Other College/University
    • Newspaper (please list below)
    • Internet Site (please list below)
    • Other (please list below)
  3. Please specify details, if applicable

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * I UNDERSTAND that CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE requires a complete description of work history with all employment experience detailed to be considered for employment. I have included all of this information within my application. (If you haven't completed the application requirements, please return to your application to finish before submitting your application. Applications will be considered incomplete if "see resume" is indicated on your work history.)
    • Yes, I understand and have fully completed all requirements.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Other Documents 1
  4. Training Certification