Casper College is a community college that places an emphasis on teaching. Our full time instructors teach the equivalent of 30 credit hours each academic year. The Psychology Instructor being sought for this position will teach three to five sections of introductory psychology with the possibility of two other psychology classes per academic term. This position will require the individual hired to engage in departmental duties, maintain office hours, attend faculty meetings, and serve on college committees as assigned.
As a Casper College faculty member this position requires teaching college courses using a variety of teaching methods in both face to face and digital formats; meeting all scheduled classes prepared to instruct; preparing syllabi for all courses of study; preparing materials to adequately evaluate student progress; reporting grades in a timely manner; maintaining accurate and adequate records; and establishing regular office hours for student consultation.
Our faculty members perform other related duties as assigned which include but are not necessarily limited to: advising students on academic curricula; serving on committees; participating in faculty meetings; providing recommendations for preparation of departmental or school budgets; participating in the development of school curricula; and adhering to all institutional policies.
The faculty member is expected to remain current in their field by reading current literature, communicating with colleagues, and participating in professional development conferences.
Teach biological psychology, research methods, introductory psychology courses and other classes as assigned
Contribute to the education of all students at Casper College as well as students who are majors in psychology
Engage in various departmental, school, and administrative duties
Maintain office hours
Attend department, school, and college meetings
Serve on committees as assigned
Keep accurate records
Evaluate student performance
Contribute to course, program-specific and college-wide outcomes assessment with the Assessment office
Participate in on-going curriculum development
Participate in faculty development and student recruitment
Additional department, school, and/or college duties may be assigned when appropriate
Typical work environment is a classroom and office setting requiring normal safety precautions. Work is usually performed during the normal workday, however, occasional early morning, late evening and weekend work may be required. Short periods of time will be spent outdoors travelling between campus buildings in various weather conditions. Noise levels are usually minimal.
Employee must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time, speak, hear, use hands and fingers to handle materials and use computer, feel, and reach with hands and arms. Occasional lifting of up to 10 pounds may be required. Vision requirements are close up with the ability to adjust focus.
Master’s degree in psychology or closely related field from an accredited college or university with 18 graduate hours in psychology
A commitment to teaching excellence
A demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness
Demonstrated competency in teaching in a variety of formats (e.g., face to face, digital, online, and distance education course delivery)
A commitment to community college education
Related teaching experience in higher education
Significant research experience
Experience teaching and developing digital learning
Completed Casper College on-line application
Copies of Transcripts (official transcripts required upon employment)
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Note to candidates:
A teaching demonstration will be required at the time of the interview
This is a full-time, benefited position.
Applications for faculty positions will be screened to ensure applicants meet the necessary credential requirements set forth by the Higher Learning Commission to teach college credit classes.