General Description: Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) invites applications for qualified individuals to join our faculty to support the mission and vision of the largest institution of higher education in Virginia. The open faculty position is available beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year. The primary responsibility of a faculty member at NOVA is to provide quality instruction. NOVA faculty are expected to excel in teaching strategies and classroom management that fully engage students in a classroom, laboratory, or online platform, and engage students in individual conferences and related activities. NOVA faculty help students develop their interests and abilities to their fullest capacity to build stronger citizens within the community. All faculty must be available to teach day, evening, and weekend classes at any of the Collegeâ™s campuses or off-site locations.Duties and Tasks: Full-time teaching faculty members are responsible for teaching courses offered in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning formats. Full-time 9-month teaching faculty positions carry a normal teaching load of 12-15 credit hours and 15-20 contact hours per semester. Faculty members also serve as faculty advisors, serve on division/campus/college committees, participate in curriculum development, and maintain currency in their discipline.Essential Functions:NOVA faculty are expected to meet assigned classes regularly; submit required records and reports in a timely manner; teach the courses using established texts; conduct requisite student conferences; hold required office hours; attend to assigned divisional and college duties; contribute to the development of the program of instruction; adhere to the statement on professional ethics in accordance with college policies, procedures, and regulations; answer emails in a responsible fashion; maintain current competence in the particular discipline or field of specialization; and advise students.
Â·KSA's:Ability to develop and adapt teaching and learning strategies to accommodate the diversity of community college students. Â·Ability to use formative and summative assessment measure to enhance student learning.Experience with or ability to utilize proven teaching strategies that promote student success.Ability to use or incorporate emerging technologies and alternative delivery methods to enhance classroom instruction.Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills.Available to teach a combination of day, evening, weekend, and online classes.Minimum Qualifications:Masterâ™s degree in Biology or a masterâ™s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field.Qualifying degree(s) and coursework must be awarded by a regionally accredited institution.Must pass criminal background check.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.