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Communication Instructor

North Central Michigan College
Bay View, MI
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Job Description:

  • Full-time position
  • Pay range from $59,618 to $95,199 (based on years of teaching experience per the Faculty CBA)
  • Multiple medical plans offered with employee and family coverage options and cash in-lieu option if waiving coverage. Effective on first day.
  • Employer-paid vision & dental with employee and family coverage options, employee life insurance, AD&D and long-term disability insurance. Effective on first day.
  • Multiple retirement plans offered, including through the state of Michigan, all with employer matching. Effective on first day.
  • 6+ paid holidays. Eligible upon date of hire.
  • Paid personal, sick and bereavement time provided. Eligible upon date of hire.
  • Tuition waiver and reimbursement program for employee and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid access to confidential employee assistance program for employee and/or dependents.
  • Free access to gym, fitness center and home sporting events.
  • College bookstore discount.
  • Discounts on Lifelong Learning series and Luncheon Lectures hosted by Corporate & Community Education.
  • And more!

This position is being hired or a Fall 2024 start.

Teaches assigned college course work as defined by North Central Michigan College and assigned by the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Assists students in meeting didactic and laboratory requirements and understanding course material. Provides a safe classroom and/or field experience-learning environment. Conducts self in a professional manner promoting diplomacy with students, educational agencies, and other faculty and staff. Engages in individual student and educational program development, accessibility and coordinates with other college departments including Student Services as needed to foster student success. In addition, the candidate will serve as the content expert while collaborating with other faculty on curriculum development and improvement within the college's arts program.

  • Teach 15 contact hours per semester. Assignments may include day and evening course times as well as coverage in Petoskey and NCMC's other off campus sites.
  • Hold six (6) office hours per week at times convenient for student consultations.
  • Prepare instructional materials and deliver instruction to students in a variety of formats and settings (including classroom, hybrid, online, flex, etc.)
  • Provide timely feedback on students' progress, including evaluation of student work
  • Work with Dean of Arts and Sciences to maintain updated master syllabi of courses and program outcomes.
  • Prepare and submit required documentation including course syllabi, student attendance, final course grades, and other information required by the college.
  • Engage in college service in the areas of curriculum development, program outcomes assessment, and instructional improvement.
  • Participate in the college governance structure and/or strategic planning process through committee service.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

  • Master's degree in Communication
  • Evidence of teaching competence
  • Experience teaching online courses
  • Quality Matters certification (any level)
  • Demonstrable interest in the exploration and use of new media and innovative pedagogical techniques
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory, to include pedagogical and assessment techniques appropriate to writing and literature instruction
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the community college mission
  • Recent experience in teaching Communication in a community college setting.
  • Experience designing online courses.
  • Qualification to teach in a second discipline.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Activity in professional organizations.
  • Familiarity with program assessment practices within a community college setting.
  • Familiarity with institutional effectiveness planning and retention issues within a community college environment.

Additional Information:


North Central Michigan College is committed to broaden diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging on campus through initiatives, programs and outreach; student recruitment, retention and completion; and in employment and hiring practices. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Complete applications will be given first consideration. A complete application includes job history, education information, and at least 3 professional references. Additionally, please submit:
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copies of all higher education transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire)
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy

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