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Position: PT Faculty-General Education Seminar - Leadership in Action
Unit: MCCC Division of Continuing Education (DCE) Adjunct Faculty
Dept.: First Year Experiences
Reports To: Director of First Year Experiences
Date: June 14, 2017
Middlesex Community College seeks candidates to teach two 1-credit year-long Leadership courses. This course supports the Paul Sullivan Institute's mission to cultivate future leaders by helping students recognize the impact that leaders have on the community and inspiring each to take action. It is rooted in the social change theory. A select cohort will experience year-long seminars and topics may include communications, social justice, volunteerism, philanthropy, non-profit organizations, networking, proper business presentation, and legislative impact. Students may also have an opportunity to volunteer in the community, work with professional mentors, and attend social, business and community events. This course supports the Written and Oral Communication, Personal and Professional Development, and Social Responsibility ISLOs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitate meaningful discussion around themes related to Leadership theory and practice.
Create opportunities and assignments where students will be exposed to the 7 C's (as defined by the Social Change Model of Leadership) and experience using these skills and characteristics in a variety of community settings.
Coordinate in class activities that promote self-awareness while recognizing group and community values.
Coordinate guest lectures, multi-media, and experiential components for students each semester.
Develop curriculum to include a system by which students will interact with community mentors and reflect on their encounters.
Follow up on community partnerships related to course projects and encourage successful completion of these endeavors.
Selected candidates will be expected to use their knowledge of pedagogy/teaching and student learning to motivate, guide, and mentor students in strengthening their ability to be successful, intentional college students who can:
Identify ways in which their choices and actions impact their community
Demonstrate improved leadership skills and abilities
Experience increased knowledge of self and others
Understand that leadership is a collaborative process not an end result or position
Reflect on multiple opportunities and practice of creative thinking and problem solving within their community
Be able to describe their increased leadership proficiency as it relates to positive community impact
Serve concurrently as campus and community peer mentors/student leaders
Selected candidates will be expected to attend/participate in a variety of professional development workshops.
A minimum of one year of teaching experience or extensive experience developing and delivering educationally related workshops/seminars
Demonstrated understanding of leadership development theory and practice
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Commitment to supporting freshman transition and the unique needs of first-year students
Commitment to working with students of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
Ability to successfully collaborate with another faculty member teaching a linked, general education course
Understanding of critical student success behaviors and habits of mind as they relate to first-year students
Ability to facilitate students through self-assessment and reflection activities designed to help them identify their academic and career interests/goals, and a plan on how to attain them.
Familiarity with student engagement opportunities
Familiarity with student success resources
Bilingual skills a plus
Compensation: The Adjunct Faculty salary range under the DCE Collective Bargaining Agreement is between $1066 - $1288 per credit. Pay will follow the Adjunct DCE Step and Salary Schedule. Successful candidates will be expected to teach 1-2 FYE courses. For further information, see DCE Collective Bargaining Agreement
Note: Applicants for this DCE faculty position are encouraged to also apply for the Program Specialist position that coordinates the course.
Location: Lowell Campus
Starting Date: August 2017
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on June 28, 2017 and continue until filled.
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