Under the direction of the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Instructor in Science is responsible for teaching college level classes, contributing to the development of curriculum in their field of expertise, working with the Academic Dean for course design, syllabi, lesson plan development, and assessment. Instructors are expected to follow College of the Muscogee Nation and Regent’s Board-level policy. A full time instructor is expected to teach 12 to 15 hours, or 4 to 5 courses each trimester, with teaching loads adjusted for service responsibilities and class size. Instructor must be able to teach on the College of the Muscogee Nation sites in Okmulgee, and other locations, as necessary. The instructor will be the academic adviser for their degree field, and will be expected to meet with advisees periodically throughout each trimester and maintain appropriate records pertaining to their advisees. The instructor must be comfortable in multicultural and Native American classroom settings.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The provisions of the following Instructor duties include, but are not limited to:
- Teach a minimum of 4 courses a trimester.
- Develop new courses for existing degree programs of the College of the Muscogee Nation.
- Meet with advisees to develop degree plans and monitor their academic progress each trimester.
- Post office hours for students and public.
- Provide services as requested by the department and College.
- Assist with the accreditation processes.
- Be actively engaged in the assessment of student learning.
- Follow the policies and procedures of the College of the Muscogee Nation and its Board of Regents.
- Contribute to the development of courses and curriculum in their field.
- Teach 12 to 15 hours, or 4 to 5 courses each trimester, with teaching loads adjusted for service responsibilities and class size.
- Design courses, syllabi, and lesson plans for each course being taught.
- On unusual matters concerning program objectives and policy, must obtain guidance before taking action.
- Must observe diligence with all academic deadlines such as (but not limited to) new-course submission deadlines, textbook orders, and grade submission.
- Instructors must be open to periodic evaluations including classroom observations by senior academic affairs officers.
- Must be a willing collaborator with instructors in other fields.
- Able to work with Student Success Center as part of a team to protect the retention of the student.
- Willing to teach, or learn to teach, through distance education.
- Serve on College committees.
- Remain current in your field through professional development and periodical subscriptions.
- Annual leave must be taken during breaks between trimesters and should not be taken during trimesters when classes are being held. Also, prior to and after the trimester, faculty must be available to start or complete their instructional responsibilities.
- Any and all other duties assigned.
Standard for Merit Performance:
Performs duties in an effective and efficient manner, is a motivated and scholarly academic leader.
- Minimum Requirements – An earned master’s degree from an accredited institution in Science with teaching experience and substantial course work at the graduate level (18) graduate credits) in discipline. Demonstrated knowledge of the science field. Minimum of 18 graduate level course work in the discipline they teach in general education.
- Preferred Requirements –Master’s degree in Science and experience in college teaching and advising. Exemplary oral communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Special Considerations – Ability to speak the Muscogee Creek language is preferable but not requirement. Native American preference.
Licensure (If appropriate):
Valid driver’s license. Teaching certificate helpful, but not mandatory.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Important attributes of any employee of the College of the Muscogee Nation, along with the official performance of duties, are personal appearance and public relations. Each employee is expected to make every effort to be well-informed about the institution, pleasant, courteous and cooperative. As an employee, you are expected to act in a manner that commands respect of all personnel and students.