Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.
The Division of Business, Creative and Performing Arts at Guilford Technical Community College seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and collaborative legal educator to join our team as a part-time Paralegal Technology program instructor. Under general supervision, this person will teach courses in the legal practice area of Civil Injuries and/or Civil Litigation designed to support the Paralegal Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificate.
The ideal candidate should be prepared to integrate both legal drafting and legal technology skills into the classroom, be available to teach at times and locations that meet the needs of students and be committed to working constructively with all facets of our program within a community college setting. Successful applicants will be placed into our pool of adjuncts to be assigned sections or serve as substitute instructors on an as needed basis.
TeachingPrepare & teach departmental courses to include:developing learner centered lesson plansemploying teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning stylesincorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environmentscreating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student populationpreparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriateconducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditationparticipating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies
AdministrationProvide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipmentproviding for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditionsmaintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations
Student SupportProvide an environment conducive to student success to include:addressing student concerns in a timely mannerpromoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
Demonstrate and model the Colleges employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.
Additional Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
Juris Doctorate or its equivalent from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
Currently admitted to the practice of law in one United States jurisdiction.
Currently admitted to the practice of law in North Carolina
-3 years of trial experience in the area of Civil Injuries and/or Civil Litigation-Post-secondary teaching or professional training experience in any of the following formats: teaching credit or non-credit courses, leading training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, or teaching continuing legal education seminars
-Trial experience in the North Carolina civil court system-Experience teaching in a Community College setting-Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes-Experience with distance learning or alternate instructional delivery systems-Experience performing legal research using online resources
The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its open door policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to:1.Multi-task2.Respect Diversity3.Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.4.Create and maintain a learner centered environment 5.Communicate effectively6.Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.
Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):1.Reporting Requirements2.Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)3.Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)4.Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)5.Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)6.eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching) 7.eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
1.May include teaching day, evening and/or weekend hours on multiple campuses.
1.Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required.