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Instructor, English & Communications

Indian Hills Community College

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, English/Humanities, this instructor will teach courses such as: Composition I and II, Elements of Writing, Technical Writing, and Public Speaking. With the proper qualifications, Fundamentals of Oral Communication and Interpersonal Communications may also be taught in this position. Travel to other campus locations and/or high schools within the college service area will be required. Courses may include a variety of delivery methods including in person, online, and via Zoom technology.


Indian Hills Community College will transform the future through education and empowerment.

Indian Hills Community College changes lives by inspiring learning, diversity, social enrichment, and regional economic advancement.

Core Values:
Indian Hills Community College is committed to excellence, success, service, integrity, community, innovation, diversity, and inclusion.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in English, Communications, or Fine Arts (English) required.
  • Minimum of 18 graduate semester credits in a combination of qualifying fields that provide a foundation to the subject matter (i.e. Communication, Creative Writing, Speech, Journalism, Literature, Technical Writing, English Education).
  • College level teaching experience preferred.
  • Must relate well to students and colleagues.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of competency within the discipline to be taught.

Work Performed:

  • Teach courses in accordance with objectives of the course outline as set forth by the division using a variety of instructional methods and technologies that facilitates learning for all students.
  • Organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Develop and maintain current course syllabi/outlines for assigned courses.
  • Assist in planning and carrying out studies and surveys.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with professional personnel, local organizations, public officials and other interested people.
  • Assist in maintaining public relations with the local community and take part in community relations when possible.
  • Actively participate in program promotion and recruitment of students, provide academic advising as needed, and assist in the placement and follow up of graduates.
  • Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community.
  • Meet all assigned classes and office commitments as scheduled.
  • Attend and participate in all scheduled faculty meetings unless excused by the division dean.
  • Emphasize to students the importance of prompt and regular class attendance.
  • Measure and evaluate student progress and maintain accurate grade computations. Prepare and submit accurate grade reports as requested.
  • Submit reports on all students who may be in need of counsel.
  • Serve actively on any committee to which appointed.
  • Keep accurate inventories of equipment and supplies and submit requisitions for needed materials.
  • Promptly report repairs needed for the classroom and equipment.
  • Stay up to date with trends in the field and update program curriculum and equipment as appropriate.
  • Assist in the program review procedure.
  • Assist in developing course level and program level assessment tools. Collect and enter assessment data into the college SPOL system software.
  • Meet the standards of the college’s Quality Faculty Plan.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Responsible to:

Program Director, English/Humanities

Position Level:
Faculty – Exempt – Traditional Funding, Chapter 279 Continuing Contract of Employment

Employment Length:

3 Term, Full Time, Benefits


9 hrs/day, Monday – Thursday

Salary Range:
$42,396.00 - 48,308.00

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