Part-time Instructor: Communication

Pikes Peak Community College

Job Description

Part-time instructor positions (as defined by State Board Policy, BP 3-10) exist to create and maintain a teaching and learning environment that empowers students to be successful. Part-time instructors work under the direction of their respective Department Chair, Associate Dean, or Division Dean.

Pikes Peak Community College maintains a pool of qualified part-time instructors. Part-time instructors will be selected to support departmental requirements. Part-time instructors may be employed to teach courses, conduct presentations or other service activities when current instructors and faculty are not available.

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment. All work must be performed in the State of Colorado.

Must be able to teach at various settings within the community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Master’s degree in Communication or completed Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Communication.
  • One year of teaching experience at the high school or college level.
  • Experience and training in teaching adult learners.
  • Experience using educational technology.
  • Ability to demonstrate or articulate a commitment to serving underrepresented populations or populations affected by societal inequities.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completed Doctorate in Communication.
  • Three or more years of teaching experience at the college level.


$61.44 per contact hour. Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.


Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Special Note:

CTE Programs: Applicants must possess or be eligible to receive the relative Colorado State Career Technical Education Teaching Credential in order to qualify for disciplines within CTE Programs. Information on credentialing requirements can be located online at http://www.coloradostateplan.com/default_cred.htm

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Meeting all scheduled classes/labs/clinics and providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the college and the Department Chair’s approved course outline.

  • Using teaching methods and media designed to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds to allow each student the opportunity to master the objectives of the course.

  • Informing students of course requirements through a course syllabus, including: specific objectives, means of attaining objectives, and methods of instruction and grading.

  • Evaluating students on a continuing basis to allow them to be aware of their own progress.

  • Participate in department and/or college level assessment of student learning outcomes in general education and career/technical courses and programs as required.

  • Recommending instructional materials, textbooks, appropriate instructional equipment, and the Library supportive reference materials.

  • Maintaining and submitting records as required by policy and procedures.

  • Promoting affirmative action equal opportunity concepts within the scope of assigned responsibilities.

  • Maintaining required credentials, licenses, certification as appropriate, and proficiency and up-to-date knowledge in the subject matter area.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Demonstrates ability to plan, organize, and deliver appropriate curriculum.

  • Demonstrates ability to employ qualitative and quantitative analytical skills in the classroom.

  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrates ability to maintain accurate written student records as required by policy and procedure.

  • Demonstrates ability to inform students of all course requirements.

  • Demonstrates ability to evaluate students and offer feedback on a continuing basis.

  • Demonstrates ability to relate to student concerns and maintain open communication.

  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution. We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging. Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

Advertised: November 23, 2022 Mountain Standard Time

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