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Adjunct Instructor - Speech (Semester Pool)
Laredo Community College in Laredo, Texas
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Date Posted 09/19/2019
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Adjunct Instructor - Speech (Semester Pool)


English & Communications

Position Type

Part Time

Position Grade


Position Level (Faculty Only)


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Pay Basis

Per Semester Hour Equivalent

Hours Per Week


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To instruct students in courses assigned by the Department Chairperson, Dean or VPI Offices in which the instructor has expertise.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develop, evaluate, and revise programs, courses, syllabi and objectives to ensure instructional and programmatical responsiveness to the occupational and academic needs of our students and to ensure instructional quality through the achievement of competency-based objectives.
2. Must keep abreast of the changes that occur in the discipline due to the rapid changes of technology by actively participating as member of the advisory committees both on and off campus; by attending conferences; by returning to appropriate field of expertise either through course work or world-of-work experiences; and by reading scholarly journals.
3. Ensure that course syllabi not remain static and must be revised to reflect accurately the expectations the faculty have for their students and any new competencies delineated in the programmatical evaluation process.
4. Share responsibility for the smooth operation of the college by participating in college-wide and departmental committees and activities.
5. Participate in activities such as orientation, convocation activities, in-service sessions, graduation meetings, and seminars designed for professional growth and development.
6. Inform the students in writing about course requirements, grading requirements, testing assignments, absence policy, for each course assigned to a faculty member to teach by the Department Chairperson with approval of the Associate Vice President for Instruction and/or the Dean of College Readiness.
7. Actively participate in meetings called by the VPI, Dean or Department Chairperson for the purposes of disseminating information, providing input into the decision making process and sharing expertise with colleagues.
8. Compile, administer and grade assignments and/or examination in a timely manner so that this information will inform the students with their progress and allow for the development of a plan of constructive activities that will allow the student to succeed.
9. Must make every effort to provide a safe environment for the students and be responsible for the security of assigned equipment, materials, and classrooms.
10. Encourage the use of the support services available to the student.
11. Devote a minimum of thirty-five hours per week to their duties: including dedicating an average of two posted hours per day in the office or the tutoring center for consultation with students.
12. Participate as a faculty advisor during the registration process by providing accurate career counseling and guidance at times assigned by the Department Chairperson, Dean or VPI.
13. Participate in library collection development for the discipline(s) through request for materials and the evaluation of the present holdings.
14. Provide information and/or data to the requesting officer so that the proper reports may be completed and filed with the proper educational agency, funding agency, or accrediting agency.
15. Follow the procedures related to the Admissions/Registration Office such as grade reports and deadlines; attendance record report; withdrawal deadline; class changes; and time and room scheduling.
16. Cooperate with the evaluation procedures of courses by students; act as mentor to other faculty members; and/or become a member of an evaluative team for a colleague.
17. Follow the proper procedures for requisitioning textbooks, instructional supplies, expendable supplies, and travel requisitions and reports.
18. Support the recruitment activities of the college by participating in career days, presenting topics to civic leaders, and presenting career guidance to high school, junior high school, and grade school students.
19. Review and revise the catalog following the proper procedures.
20. Substitute for colleagues when necessary.
21. Direct library research or outside assignments.
22. Sponsor or help sponsor student clubs or organizations.
23. Promote the college’s programs and curricula.
24. Follow the academic calendar as approved by the LCC Board of Trustees.
25. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chairperson, Dean, VPI, or President.

Position Reports To

Department Chair

Required Qualifications

Must have a Master’s Degree or higher with at least 18 graduate hours in Speech.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in teaching speech at the college level preferred.

Certificates/Licenses and Skills

As required by discipline(s)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Be knowledgeable, and concerned with the academic progress of students.
Be cooperative and professional in dealing with college administrators, colleagues, and students.
Ability to operate specialized equipment, audio-visual aids and to develop lecture strategies to enhance teaching effectiveness.

Physical Demands

Walking, standing, lifting, carrying, and bending. Required to lift items weighing 20 pounds.

Supervision Exercised


Work Environment

Work inside a well lighted and air conditioned area most of the time


Outside will be exposed to all types of weather, noise, and vibration from equipment.


Required to work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Special Conditions

Immediate supervisor may assign other duties. May be required to work outside regular working hours, as needed. May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.

EEO Statement

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo Community College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.

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Open Until Filled


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