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Instructor I, Speech

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Posting Details

Position Summary Information

Job Summary / Basic Function

Provides instruction for students enrolled in Speech courses in the General Education and Developmental studies department. Must be competent to teach courses in public speaking, interpersonal communication and other topics related to the discipline. Additional duties include advising, tutoring, student counseling, recruiting, and working with advisory committees. Teaching assignments may include day, evening, weekend, and summer classes on the LIT campus and at our Early College High School campuses.

• Advise, tutor and recruit students.
• Maintain office hours.
• Teach classes during the fall, spring, and summer semesters as required by the department (May include day, evening weekend and Early College High School).
• Attend Teaching and Learning Center to upgrade teaching skills.
• Awareness of national issues and trends in education.
• Assist in the development of curriculum as needed.
• Perform related duties as required.
• Be willing to develop skills necessary to teach on-line courses.
• Participate in assessment activities for the LIT Core Curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s Degree in Speech or Communication or Master’s Degree with 18 graduate hours in Speech or Communication from a regionally accredited institution is required.

A working knowledge in Microsoft Office Applications is required.

EEO Statement

Lamar Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Preferred Qualifications

Community college or technical college teaching experience in Speech is preferred.

• Knowledge of teaching methodologies/pedagogical strategies.
• Actively engage students in the learning process.
• Effectively recruit and retain students.
• Ability to work well in a team environment.
• Possess good verbal and written communication skills.
• Possess good time management skills.
• Maintain ethical and professional behavior.
• Aware of national issues and trends.
• Possess basic skills in Microsoft Office applications.
• Knowledge of policies and procedures contained in TSUS and LIT Policies and Procedures Manual.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Work Hours Teaching assignments may include day, evening, weekend, and summer classes on the LIT campus and at our Early College High School campuses.

Application Details

Open Date 08/14/2017
Open Until Filled
Close Date

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: to claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
    • High School or GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • 18 Graduate Hours in Teaching Field
    • Master's Degree
    • All but Dissertation
    • PhD
    • Professional Degree such as Law or Medicine
  4. * In what subject did you receive your degree(s)?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
  4. Letter of Reference 1
  5. Letter of Reference 2
  6. Letter of Reference 3
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Miscellaneous