General Description: Niagara County Community College is seeking a full-time instructor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division. The instructor will also be responsible for student advisement, assessment of learning objectives, and participation in divisional and college activities. The typical teaching load is 15 credit hours per semester. In addition the instructor will be responsible for attending meetings and participating in committees on campus. Assignments may be during day, evening, or weekend hours.
Classes are typically three lecture hours per week during days and/or evenings. They can be face-to-face, face-to-face enhanced with a Zoom option, asynchronous online, blended synchronous online on Zoom, hyflex (face-to-face, synchronous Zoom, and asynchronous online), or hybrid (face-to-face and online). Courses currently offered by the department include Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Child Development, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Teaching and Learning, and Methods of Scientific Inquiry.
Classes are held on the NCCC’s main campus in Sanborn, NY, as well as the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute in Niagara Falls, NY. Applicants must be able to attend in-person meetings, professional development, and other obligations on the Sanborn campus even if teaching online.
Typical Work Activities:
• Provide instruction with the focus on teaching and learning to help ensure students in each class successfully meet all course outcomes and classroom objectives
• Ensure appropriate course-level rigor in class instruction and assessment methodologies. Development, integration, and delivery of course content planning documents including, but not limited to, syllabi, lesson plans, and assessments.
• Establish and maintain a classroom climate consistent with the NCCC mission and vision.
• Participate in professional development activities.
• Maintain a current knowledge of teaching discipline/field of study as evidenced by active participation in professional organizations, maintenance of current scholarly collection of resources, and engagement in active, on-going dialogue with peer faculty.
• Participate in faculty development opportunities, including program-specific and campus-wide faculty meetings.
• Meet requirements for creation, distribution, and retention and/or submission of beginning- and end-of-term paperwork.
• Participate in curriculum monitoring and development process by providing feedback on curriculum to Program Coordinator and/or the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs.
• Attend required College functions including program meetings, graduation, and special activities.
• Participate in campus-wide initiatives in support of retention and graduation goal attainment.
• Other duties as assigned by the AVP of Academic Affairs
Essential Functions: Ability to work with and teach a diverse student population. Ability to speak in front of groups of people. Must be able to communicate effectively with students, co-workers, supervisors, and the campus community. Must be able to develop, prepare, and present information. Must be able to operate computers. Must be able to physically perform the duties of the position and must adjust any teaching to the Americans with Disabilities Act provisions. Must be able to develop new course offerings, as necessary (e.g., Cognitive Psychology).
A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts or Science degree in Psychology or related field.
Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials.
• Ph.D. in Psychology
• Work experience in the field;
• Experience with classroom technologies;
• Prior college teaching experience.
• Experience with a learning management system such as Blackboard.
• Online teaching experience.
• Evidence of successful teaching of non-traditional students.