Instructor in Reading

SUMMARY

Conducts college courses for undergraduate students by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Teaches reading, learning strategies and metacognitive skills within prescribed curriculum.

Prepares and delivers lectures, plans and conducts learning activities, engages students.

Selects and creates materials for reading assignments. 

Creates, administers, and grades examinations.

Has familiarity and experience in using standardized reading assessments. 

Performs related duties such as advising students on academic and vocational curricula, and may act as adviser to student organizations.

May serve on faculty or standing college committee(s).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Master's Degree in Reading, Adult Literacy, or Language Development preferred; Master's degree (M. A.) with 18 graduate hours in the teaching area required.  Experience teaching adult learners, especially college teaching experiences, is desirable.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general collegiate periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, professional correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, faculty, administration, staff, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Consistent with instructional area.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 


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