Position #: 354150

FLSA Status: Exempt

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:


A. Teach Reading and College Success co-requisite (combined learning support and college-level) courses.

B. Apply theories and principles of learning to instruction.

C. Adapt instruction to the entry-level knowledge and skills of students.

D. Recommend course and program changes to the program coordinator when appropriate.

E. Develop syllabi that meet institutional requirements and student needs. Provide the syllabus to students on the first day of classes.

F. Use alternative instructional strategies where appropriate.

G. Inform students of special instructional resources located in the Educational Resources Center and/or the Learning Center.

H. Orient students to objectives and procedures before beginning instruction.

I. Establish and communicate clearly defined grading procedures and standards.

J. Use evaluations to revise and update content, objectives and instructional strategies.

K. Give examinations and other types of evaluations necessary to determine student level of performance and understanding.

L. Keep students aware of their progress in the course.

M. Perform record-keeping responsibilities related to teaching and advising.

N. Respond in a timely fashion to all reasonable deadlines.

Faculty Service

A. Serve on committees and task forces as approved by the supervisors.

B. Use professional Knowledge and skills to contribute to local and professional community activities whenever appropriate.

C. Attend faculty meetings as scheduled.

D. Contribute to the advancement of institutional goals through appropriate individual goals.


A. Be available to students by maintaining office hours which are reasonably convenient.

B. Post and adhere to required office hours.

C. Be knowledgeable of College policies, procedures and assistance available to students.

D. Assist advisees with the scheduling of classes.

E. Monitor the academic progress of advisees.

F. Hold conferences with students as needed.

Professional Development (Teaching and Discipline/Field)

Participate in professional development.

Note: the College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Job Standards:

A. All full-time and part-time faculty teaching courses at the associate degree level in the areas of humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and business administration (not including courses that are vocational/occupational in orientation and purpose) must have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in their teaching field and hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university.

B. Faculty in engineering technologies must have a combination of a bachelor’s degree in the field being taught or a closely related field and three years’ working experience in the field.

C. Remedial/developmental faculty must have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in their teaching field and hold a master’s degree.

D. Faculty Proficiency in Oral and Written English – Pellissippi State Community College recognizes that the ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill for all academic personnel to perform competently. To ensure that all faculty are proficient in oral and written English, the following guidelines are to be used during the selection process to evaluate candidates:

1. Ability to speak and write English clearly;

2. Ability to understand written and spoken English; and

3. Ability to communicate effectively in an academic environment (for example, previous successful employment in an academic institution).

No individual will be appointed to a teaching position or recommended for tenure in such a position on any campus or other instructional unit unless the chief academic officer certifies in writing to the president that such an individual can communicate effectively with students in the English language.

The foregoing criteria are to be used strictly as a measure of the candidate’s ability to communicate effectively as an instructor and will not be used arbitrarily to disqualify applicants of certain nationalities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Instructor must demonstrate the following competencies:

* understanding of the standards of student performance required in Reading and College Success courses;

* knowledge of pedagogical strategies which will help students improve their reading skills

* flexibility and innovation in instruction;

* expertise in curriculum development;

* appreciation of diversity;

* facility in interpersonal relationships.

Non-Essential Functions: Other objectives to be agreed upon by faculty members and immediate supervisor in the development of personal and departmental objectives.

Location of Position: The primary job location is the College’s main campus on the Pellissippi Parkway in Knoxville, Tennessee; however, instructor may be located at other sites.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application and resume. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at humanresources@pstcc.edu.

A summary of our benefits can be found at http://www.pstcc.edu/hr/benefits

If you are interested in this position, click on the link to the upper left to apply.