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Full Time Faculty - Psychology/Sociology
Union County College
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January 25, 2014
Cranford, New Jersey
- Experienced
Academic/Faculty, Social/Behavioral Sciences
Union County College
Union County College, in cooperation with other agencies, is dedicated to serving the higher educational needs of Union County. The College has an open admissions policy for both transfer and career programs and is dedicated to the fundamental values of public higher education. The oldest two-year, continuously operating, non-profit, degree-granting institution in New Jersey (1933), Union County C...ollege provides opportunities for higher education for people of diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds in a multi-campus setting. The College has four campuses, which are located in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield and Scotch Plains. The Scotch Plains campus is operated in collaboration with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Position Title: Full Time Faculty - Psychology/Sociology

Campuses: Cranford, Elizabeth, and Plainfield

Department: Psychology/Sociology

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Exempt or Non-Exempt: Exempt

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Terms of Employment:

Full time. Assignment may require any campus and/or building location as necessary for the course being taught. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.

General Description:

Faculty member's responsibilities shall be teaching courses as assigned, student advisement, assistance with registration, participation on College committees and involvement in professional development activities.

Characteristics, Duties, and Responsibilities:

1. Teaches assigned courses in accordance with description published in catalog and the approved course outline, in accordance with schedule of classes and incorporating alternative approaches, technologies and methods when possible.

2. Meets all scheduled class meetings and all scheduled office hours.

3. Advises Department Chairperson/Program Director of absences in a timely manner.

4. Maintains accurate grade and attendance records for students enrolled in classes and submits required reports to Department Chairperson/Program Director and/or Student Records Office.

5. Cooperates with Coordinator/Department Chairperson in developing and revising courses of study and curricula.

6. Incorporates an appreciation of diverse lifestyles, cultures and national perspectives into courses.

7. Submits progress reports on students for counseling and record keeping purposes and discusses with counselors and other appropriate personnel any problems of students which may require special attention.

8. Advises students and/or performs special assigned duties related to registration. Serves as faculty advisor to student organizations (voluntary) and provides for interaction with students outside the classroom environment.

9. Engages in assessment of learning outcomes and demonstrates the use of the results of these assessments in course planning.

10. Serves on college-wide committees.

11. Attends scheduled departmental, discipline and general faculty and staff meetings.

12. Plans in advance to ensure availability of supplies, textbooks, and classroom equipment requisite to successful teaching of assigned classes.

13. Incorporates the use of the library into courses, uses writing as an instructional method, and utilizes computing and other academic technologies in courses when possible.

14. Engages in continual professional development activities as specified by the appropriate academic officer.

15. Attends convocation and graduation exercises.

16. Adheres to professional standards.

17. Represents the College in the community.

18. Adheres to College policies and procedures.

Education Requirements:

· Master's Degree required in the teaching discipline or related field.

· Official college transcripts must be submitted prior to interview.

Preferred Experience:

· Certification or license as needed and appropriate.

· Demonstrated mastery of subject matter of discipline.

Competencies and Skills Required:

· Willingness to use alternative educational delivery systems and instructional techniques.

· Commitment to incorporation of library, computers, writing and culturally diverse perspective into the curriculum.

· A commitment to the assessment of student learning outcomes and student success outcomes.

· Commitment to the practice of providing for out-of-class interaction with students.

· Competency in the use of information technology.

· Commitment to continual professional growth and development.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

· This position's duties are normally performed in a typical interior/residence work environment, based on the activity scheduled.

· Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

· No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

· Some travel required.

Union County College is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to maintaining an academic and work environment for students, faculty and staff which is conducive to the achievement of educational and career goals on the basis of ability and performance, and which is free of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or marital status.

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