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Faculty Full Time - Communication

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Work type: Full Time Faculty
Location: South Bend/Elkhart, IN
Categories: Faculty

General Description of Position:

Provide quality and engaging instruction in all delivery methods and formats within specific academic programs; provide timely and meaningful feedback to students regarding the mastery of course and program learning outcomes; engage students outside of class in support of the curriculum and co-curriculum; provide institutional support and community service; participate meaningfully in student retention and completion initiatives; support the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives; conform to campus expectations of faculty performance and engagement.

Interviews will be held in early December for a January 11, 2021 start date.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Deliver assigned classes using pedagogy and technology that best support student learning, and in accordance with college loading policy, course objectives and program learning outcomes.  
  • Develop and maintain curriculum and supporting course materials in keeping with and furtherance of course objectives and program learning outcomes.
  • Maintain student records, attendance, grades, and other documentation as required.  Manage a classroom environment conducive to student learning and in adherence to federal, state, and college safety standards and practices. 
  • Facilitate student achievement of expected program learning outcomes.  
  • Use Learning Management System (e.g. Blackboard) to facilitate teaching, learning, assessment and communication.


  • Provide academic-related coaching and academic monitoring to assigned student advisees in partnership with professional academic advising staff.
  • Monitor and document student performance throughout the semester, including use of technology for academic advising alerts; provide necessary interventions to include communication with students, tutoring and other academic supports, and referrals to appropriate college resources. 
  • Maintain posted office hours and student engagement hours in accordance with campus expectations and the faculty loading policy in the Academic Support and Operations Manual (ASOM 7.2).  
  • Promote and assist in student recruitment, retention, and successful completion of programs, including outreach to students by phone, technology tools, and other electronic means. 


  • Participate in professional development activities that may include scheduled training, time spent onsite in related business and industries, and self-study to advance instructional and technical skills as well as current knowledge within the field of study.
  • Participate in scholarly activities related to the discipline/focus, in fulfillment of annual performance plans, and as required for certification and licensure. 
  • Stay current in contemporary pedagogy, digital technology, and other technology related to teaching that best support student learning. 


  • Participate in community service activities on behalf of the college to advance the college’s relationships within its service area as appropriate for department/division/college.  
  • Develop community/industry/business contacts to advance college relationships within service area as appropriate in the department and division.


  • Provide institutional support as requested by college administration such as participation on committees and task forces, projects related to college and program accreditations, and grant-related projects. 
  • Support and engage with Corporate College and Development (Ivy Tech Foundations).  
  • Attend commencement and participate as assigned by regional administration. 
  • Participate in college/campus-wide meetings and departmental/division/faculty meetings.
  • Participate in career service and alumni activities.
  • Support program/department chair in program management activities.
  • Adhere to college and regional academic policies. 

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

A qualified faculty member meets the discipline standard through one of two routes:

  1. Possesses an earned master's or higher degree in speech or communication, from a regionally accredited institution; or
  2. Possesses an earned master's or higher degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in speech or communication, from a regionally accredited institution.

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees.

Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives.

Other job responsibilities:

A full-time faculty assignment is comprised of a teaching load (14-16 credit hours). 

Non-Instructional Assignments include:

  • Ten faculty non-instructional days per academic year (fall and spring semesters) assigned by campus administration. 
  • Eight posted hours/week for some combination of campus and student availability which the faculty member is routinely available for the purpose of student advising, mentoring, student appointments, student engagement or other activities as approved by the Campus Academic officer.
  • Student appointments outside of regular office hours may occasionally be required to accommodate all assigned student mentees.  Campus administration determines parameters for scheduling office hours.  
  • Two professional development days per academic year, both of which are determined statewide.  
Other Requirements:

Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, days and evenings,
Hiring Range: $42,000 - $45,000 for 9-month agreement (pro-rated for Spring semester)
Misc: Final candidates may be asked to present a 10 minute teaching demonstration during the interview.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (names, address, phone number).

Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview.  Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire.


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