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Speech Instructor

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Position Information

Job Title Speech Instructor
Department English & Communications
Position Type Full Time
Position Grade
Position Level (Faculty Only) 1-6
Step Range 0-10
Salary Range $40,498-$55,582
Pay Basis Annual
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To instruct students in courses assigned by the Department Chairperson, Dean or VPI offices in which the instructor has expertise.

Position Reports To English & Communication Department Chair
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develop, evaluate, and revise programs, courses, syllabi and objectives to ensure instructional and programmatical responsiveness to the occupational and academic needs of our students and to ensure instructional quality through the achievement of competency-based objectives.
2. Must keep abreast of the changes that occur in the discipline due to the rapid changes of technology by actively participating as member of the advisory committees both on and off campus; by attending conference; by returning to appropriate field of expertise either through course work or world-of-work experiences; and by reading scholarly journals.
3. Ensure that course syllabi not remain static and must be revised to reflect accurately the expectations the faculty have for their students and any new competencies delineated in the programmatical evaluation process.
4. Share responsibility for the smooth operation of the College by participating in college-wide and departmental committees and activities.
5. Participate in activities such as orientation. convocation activities. in-service sessions, graduation meetings. and seminars designed for professional growth and development.
6. Inform the students in writing about course requirements, grading requirements, testing assignments. absence policy for each course assigned to a faculty member to teach by the Department Chairperson with approval or the Vice-President for Instruction and/or Dean or College Readiness.
7. Actively participate in meetings called by the VPI, Dean or Department Chairperson for the purposes or disseminating information, providing input into the decision making process and sharing expertise with colleagues.
8. Compile, administer and grade assignments and/or examination in a timely manner so that this information will inform the students with their progress and allow for the development of a plan of constructive activities that will allow the student to succeed.
9. Must make every effort to provide a safe environment for the students and be responsible for the security of assigned equipment, materials, and classrooms.
10. Encourage the use or the support services available to the student.
11. Devote a minimum of forty hours per week to their duties: including dedicating an average of two posted hours per day in the office or the tutoring center for consultation with students.
12. Participate as a faculty advisor during the registration process by providing accurate career counseling and guidance at times assigned by the Department Chairperson, Dean or VPI.
13. Participate in library collection development for the discipline(s) through request for materials and the evaluation of the present holdings.
14. Provide information and/or data to the requesting officer so that the proper reports may be completed and filed with the proper education agency, funding agency, or accrediting agency.
15. Follow the procedures related to the Admissions/Registration Office such as grade reports and deadlines; attendance record report; withdrawal deadline; class changes; and time and room scheduling.
16. Cooperate with the evaluation procedures of courses by students; act as mentor to other faculty members: and/or become a member of an evaluative team for a colleague.
17. Follow the proper procedures for requisitioning textbooks, instructional supplies, expendable supplies, and travel requisitions and reports.
18. Support the recruitment activities of the College by participating in career days, presenting topics to civic leaders, and presenting career guidelines to high school, junior high school, and grade school students.
19. Review and revise the catalog following the proper procedures.
20. Substitute for colleagues when necessary.
21. Direct library research or outside assignments.
22. Sponsor or help sponsor student clubs or organizations
23. Promote the College’s programs and curricula.
24. Follow the academic calendar as approved by the LCC Board of Trustees.
25. Use current technology to enhance effectiveness, including but not limited to computers, overhead projectors. PowerPoint, DVD/VCR equipment, and the like.
26. Will participate and assist in Institutional Effectiveness processes.
27. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chairperson, Dean of College Readiness, Vice-President for Instruction or President.

Required Qualifications

Must have a Master’s degree or higher with at least 18 graduate hours in Communications with graduate hours in interpersonal communication, public speaking, business and professional speaking rather than mass communication.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience in speech and/or public speaking.
Experience in teaching speech at the college level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Be knowledgeable, mature, and concerned with the academic progress of students.
Be cooperative and professional in dealing with college administrators, colleagues, and students.
Ability to operate specialized equipment,audio-visual aids, and to develop lecture strategies to enhance teaching effectiveness.

Physical Demands

Walking, standing, lifting, carrying, and bending.
Required to lift items weighing 20 pounds.

Supervision Exercised
Work Environment

Inside Work-in a well lighted and air conditioned area most of the time


Outside will be exposed to all types of weather. noise. and vibration from equipment.


Required to work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Special Conditions

Other duties may be assigned by immediate supervisor. May be required to work outside regular working hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.

EEO Statement

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo Community College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 00076
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 07/31/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

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Foreign Degrees

Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an approved stated education agency or having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However, you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Laredo Community College requires a background check for all positions which means a Criminal Background Check and references are required. Are you willing to have such checks conducted in order to be considered for employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have the required education in the related area as stated in the job posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * List the Diploma/Degree(s) related to the position you are applying for.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have the required work experience in the related area as stated in the job posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please describe, your skills and the number of years of experience as they relate to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts/Certificates
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae