Inver Hills Community College seeks a UFT faculty member to join the faculty in our Sociology Department. Specifically, we seek an individual with demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate Sociology courses including among others, Introduction to Sociology, Social Inequalities, and Family & Society. We are especially interested in those who can contribute to the diversity of the college with demonstrated commitment to teaching in a wide variety of formats to a wide variety of students. Experience with program-level assessment and service to the department and college is desired. Faculty members at Inver Hills are professionally active scholars who participate in departmental, campus-wide, and external activities to enhance their disciplines, promote interdisciplinary discourse and collaboration, and advance the college mission. The college is committed to a collegial environment reflecting a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds among its administrators, faculty and staff. Please note this position will start at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester (August 17, 2021).
Example of Duties:
Participate in department and college curriculum development.
Conduct classroom research and other assessment/evaluation activities.
Mentor and advise students.
Participate in college-wide initiatives. Participate in department accreditation and review.
Engage in scholarly and other professional development activities.
Course assignments include day, evening, weekend and online hours.
Master’s degree with a major in sociology or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits (27 graduate quarter credits) in sociology.
Higher education teaching experience with a diverse student population
Experience teaching online
Experience with learning communities or team teaching
Experience in curriculum development
Experience developing and using student-centered, active and experiential learning strategies
Experience integrating cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives in course instruction
Experience assessing student academic achievement of campus-wide and classroom learning outcomes
Experience with accelerated adult learning
Founded in 1970, Inver Hills is a comprehensive community college offering 40 program options and degrees including the Associate in Arts (A.A.), a liberal arts education degree that leads to transfer to four-year colleges; the Associate in Fine Art (A.F.A.) degree in studio arts; and the career-related Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in leading occupational areas such as nursing, paralegal, computer networking, law enforcement, human services, business, emergency medical services, teacher education, and more.
Located 10 minutes from downtown St. Paul, scenic Inver Hills Community College serves over 9000 credit students annually. Many Inver Hills students are first generation. The student of color population has increased from 28 to 33% in the last four years. 30 percent of students are low income and eligible for Pell grants. Inver Hills strives to reflect a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds among administrators, faculty and staff. Inver Hills is committed to quality improvement, Learning Communities, campus-wide assessment, innovative instruction, integrating technology in instruction, collaboration with Pre-K-12 for college readiness and access, and civic engagement.
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. For more information on insurance benefits, please visit https://mn.gov/mmb/segip/.
Desired Start Date: 08/17/2021
Internal Number: 1590
About Dakota County Technical College
Dakota County Technical College endeavors to serve students within nearby communities, as well as those coming from countries around the world. The majority of students work toward degrees and diplomas in a variety of programs to prepare them for employment. However, the college is also proud of its general education department, whose courses are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. As members of a student-centered organization, all employees, faculty members and administrators are focused on ways to continuously improve student learning within the college's mission. Along the way, DCTC has become a leader in delivering sustainable technologies, service-learning opportunities, and community engagement into the curricula of most programs.