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Faculty - Mathematics - PCC Southwest
Pueblo Community College in Pueblo, Colorado
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Date Posted 09/07/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Department/Division Purpose (brief description of main function):
The mission of the Mathematics Department at Pueblo Community College is to enable each student to master fundamental and intermediate mathematical concepts as they prepare for careers or transfer to further study. The Mathematics Department of Pueblo Community College strives to provide Math learning experiences that respect the diversity of our students.

Job Summary Statement (brief summary of overall responsibility of position):
All job descriptions incorporate and utilize the principles and tools of continuous improvement. This is the foundation of our accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Open Pathways model, which is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The Open Pathway is unique in that its improvement component, the Quality Initiative, affords institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet their current needs and aspirations. Pueblo Community College embraces continuous improvement and has adopted it as its culture and as a necessary part of every job description. In addition, all job descriptions require the utilization of available technology in the completion of the duties.

This position specifically exist to provide classroom, laboratory, or related instruction under the supervision of the Department Chair and is responsible for planning and providing student instruction in accordance with approved syllabi, curriculum guidelines, and required program standards. Faculty must adhere to the laws, policies, procedures, rules, and applications which govern and affect the college, including the fiscal rules of the State of Colorado.
In addition to faculty responsibilities, faculty are also expected to support and assist with student orientations, advising, and registration. Absences will be minimal and only for appropriate cause; notification of supervisor is required. Faculty must provide coverage or obtain approval for class cancellation according to PCC policy. Two personal days per year are available with approval. Refer to PCC Operational Procedures and Protocols for further information.

Faculty are expected to model professionalism in dress, action, and communication. Accordingly, faculty are obliged to respond professionally to constructive feedback and to follow the chain of command in resolving conflicts.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaches courses in Mathematics as assigned within faculty workload guidelines and delivers all scheduled classes at all scheduled sites unless the class is canceled for an appropriate reason by the Academic Director or Executive Dean of PCC Southwest, or the College President.

  • Completes both Virtual and Online instructor certification training through the office of PCC eLearning and stays current with instructional technology and pedagogy. Travels to and delivers instruction at all sites affiliated with PCC Southwest in person, and/or virtually via distance education, and/or PCC Online. Maintains a work schedule as agreed upon by the supervisor and in concert with the state and faculty workload policy (at least a forty-hour work week with a minimum of 30 hours on campus, which can include approved co-ops or off-campus assignments.)

  • Maintains regularly scheduled office hours (a minimum of five per week) at all scheduled sites for consultation or advisement with students. Performs student advisement and registration responsibilities professionally and accurately. Issues student Alerts and responds promptly to progress report requests as needed.

  • Provides adequate preparation of the course material for all assigned courses. Assists in the development and implementation of the approved Math program curriculum and syllabi and participates in cooperative planning with colleagues. Assists with training of instructors and with the preparation of materials for them.

  • Participates in college-wide assessment of student learning activities and/or projects.

  • Participates in college-wide assessment of student learning activities and/or projects.

  • Serves as a substitute instructor within the program for absent colleagues for short periods as determined by the Academic Director, Department Chair, Executive Dean, Site Coordinator, or Academic Dean.

  • Assists in program reviews and evaluation processes required by internal/external sources.

  • Supervises and enforces appropriate safety procedures.

  • Assists in program reviews and evaluation processes required by internal/external sources.

  • Assists in program promotion, marketing, recruitment, and retention activities for PCC Southwest and its affiliated sites.

Non-Essential Functions:
Attends all regularly scheduled department, division, and college meetings/trainings as required by contract, unless these meetings conflict with a scheduled class or unless the faculty member is excused by the Academic Director or Executive Dean of PCC Soutwest.

Serves on and contributes to a minimum of one college committee or special task force per academic year and represents the college in the community as requested.
Participates in graduation ceremony.

  • Education:

    • Master's degree in Mathematics, or in a closely related field with 18 graduate credit hours in Mathematics.

  • Licenses or Certificates:

    • None

  • Experience:

    • 1 year of college/university level experience teaching Mathematics

  • Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • Demonstrated ability to teach college algebra, statistics, and algebra/calculus-based physics lectures/labs

    • Advanced written and oral communication skill

    • Skilled user of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel

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