Dakota County Technical College seeks a Part-Time Unlimited Psychology Instructor dedicated to excellence in teaching who desires to become part of a creative, vibrant, student-centered learning community. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives. Faculty members at Dakota County Technical College are professionally active scholars who participate in departmental and campus-wide activities to enhance their disciplines, promote interdisciplinary discourse and collaboration, and advance the college mission. The college is committed to reflecting a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds among its administrators, faculty and staff.
Example of Duties:
Participate in department and college curriculum development.
Deliver instruction using a variety of methods of course instruction, including on-ground, online and/or hybrid-blended, and accelerated for a wide range of students, including traditional, developmental, adult, concurrent enrollment, and English-language learners.
Conduct classroom research and other assessment/evaluation activities.
Mentor and advise students.
Contribute in committee assignments and college-wide retention and quality initiatives, such as peer review of courses and an early alert system for students struggling academically.
Engage in department accreditation and review.
Engage in scholarly and other professional development activities.
Master’s degree with a major in psychology or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits (27 graduate quarter credits) in psychology.
Experience teaching face-to-face, in hybrid format, and completely online
Demonstrated participation in a wide variety of initiatives at the department, program, and college level
Experience with and commitment to program-level assessment
Demonstrated contribution to the diversity of the college
Experience assessing student academic achievement through campus-wide and classroom learning outcomes
Founded in 1970 Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) is a public, two-year technical college in Rosemount, Minnesota. DCTC offers about 150 programs that range from an AA, to a degree in pluming. DCTC will allows students the possibility to go right into work force after graduation. Students who graduate from DCTC gave a 90% chance of getting a job after graduation.
DCTC has over 2,000 students, and a very diverse culture. Students of color make up about 20 percent of the population. 35.2 percent of students are low income and eligible for Pell grants. Dakota County Technical College is a public two-year institution of higher education dedicated to the philosophy that there is dignity in all work and value in individual growth and learning. It is the philosophy of the college that all of its students should have access to quality education that prepares them for rewarding careers. The college values its role in contributing to economic development by providing a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. The college views itself as a full partner in the higher education community and recognizes its contribution to lifelong learning.
Depending on credit load, 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. For more information on insurance benefits, please visit https://mn.gov/mmb/segip/.
Desired Start Date: 08/18/2021
Internal Number: 1635
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.