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Psychology and Sociology Faculty
Odessa College in Odessa, Texas
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Date Posted 09/16/2019
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Psychology
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Psychology and Sociology Faculty  

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General Summary:

Provide instruction, interact with and support students, work as team member within department.
The nation's most prestigious recognition of Community College Excellence, the Aspen Institute's Aspen Prize, awarded Odessa College its Rising Star Award in 2017, which ranked Odessa College among the top five in the nation for improving and advancing student achievement out of 1100 eligible institutions.  

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree with 18 or more graduate hours in psychology and Sociology from a regionally-accredited institution;
Computer literacy;
Demonstrated ability to teach students from a wide spectrum of ages and from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, including high school students who are enrolled in dual credit classes;
Excellent communication and presentation skills;
Excellent work ethic; and
Commitment to teaching excellence.  

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Specific Position Duties:

Teach assigned courses in the curriculum;
Teach Web, Web-enhanced, and ITV classes as requested, using a variety of instructional technologies including Tegrity;
Teach collegeNow (Dual Credit) classes to locations in the west Texas area;
Assist with recruitment, advising, and retention activities as well as participate in various departmental and campus-wide committees;
Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the teaching field;
Demonstrates willingness and ability to teach various courses, times, locations, and delivery methods, as needed and as reasonably requested by the college;
Utilizes appropriately challenging coursework to help students realize their full potential as learners;
Provides students with written expectations, e.g., syllabi, policies, assignment instructions, graded evaluations, etc.;
Administers tests which are appropriate to course content, including a comprehensive final exam measuring overall grasp of course objectives;
By ways and means of instructing students, affirms the worth and dignity of all persons and the right of all persons to learn;
Maintains an appropriate learning and assessment climate in the classroom, whether traditional, web, or distance, which encourages the free exchange of ideas while defending academic honesty and objectivity;
Prepares adequately for class and arrives promptly at class meetings, labs, and any other scheduled instructional activities;
Delivers material in a clear and understandable manner;
Addresses student concerns, i.e., comments, questions, and input, both in class and via posted office hours, timely electronic communication, and other suitable means.  

Work Hours:

Varied according to schedule  

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Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial Transcript 1  

Optional Applicant Documents:

Unofficial Transcript 2
Unofficial Transcript 3  

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