ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, PARALEGAL STUDIES (Tenure-Eligible)

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McLennan Community College

Application will not be considered until ALL required documents are received.

****POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED****

ANNUAL SALARY:    Per Faculty Salary Schedule

START DATE:            Fall 2022

LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUR COLLEGE VALUES:

Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them.  Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission.  Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together.  Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions.  People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Instruct college-level courses in Paralegal Studies. Faculty are expected to accept courses as assigned which could include non-traditional venues, such as evening, weekend, dual-credit, blended, hyflex, and/or online courses. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: student advising, recruitment, maintaining office hours, participating in college committees, promoting and supporting student extra-curricular activities, participation in the mentor/mentee program, participating in professional development, participating in the faculty evaluation program, working across campus departments and industry partners to develop pathway entry and exit points for students, to develop student communication, computation, and problem-solving skills. Plan, supervise and evaluate students in internships as well as regular course work. This position reports to the Program Director of Office Technology Careers and Paralegal Studies, and exercises no supervision.

NOTE:  This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Associate Degree from an accredited college or university in Paralegal Studies.

Experience: Three years of work experience in the Paralegal profession.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Management or related field. Coursework in office technology, specifically Microsoft Office is a plus.

Experience: Three years of teaching post-secondary courses. Experience in office technology is a plus.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

*Attach a brief statement addressing how you acquired each of the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities through your education, personal experience or previous employment.

Knowledge of: 1. Paralegal subject matter, including legal terms, law office specializations, court systems, e-filing procedures, client interviews, discovery techniques, trial preparation, legal document preparation, and legal research; 2. project management, client care, client progression, and organization; 3. technology, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, ProDoc, Westlaw, and Lexis Nexis; 4. curriculum design and revision, including design of online courses; 5. teaching methodology; 6. trends of the legal industry as they relate to the work world; 7. non-traditional student needs; 8. recruitment and marketing techniques; 9. advising students; Ability to: 10. Teach at the post-secondary level; 11. utilize a personal computer and other technology for communicating, maintaining records, and developing and presenting course materials; 12. evaluate student performance; 13. promote and support related extra-curricular activities; 14. establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; 15. meet deadlines; 16. communicate effectively; 17. assess student needs and refer to resources; 18. support and participate in activities of the college

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Desk work; occasional field trips e.g. for college or program activities.  Insignificant effort other than normal movement.  Minimal Hazard/Exposure: Standard office setting.  At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.  Work hours include some evenings and weekends.

BENEFITS:

Health Insurance, retirement plan, sick leave, holidays, and personal leave.  Eligible employees and dependents may take college courses tuition free.  Participation in Medicare Part A, but not Social Security (FICA).

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested and qualified applicants should submit application materials to:  https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/mclennan. NOTE: Finalists may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify. Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Online Employment Application
  • Resume
  • *KSA Statement (See Selection Criteria)
  • Copies of college transcripts

 

MCC provides equal educational opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment. http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/E-XXXIV.pdf

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