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Technical Communication (Online & In-Person) Instructor - Continuous Sourcing

Technical Communication (Online & In-Person) Instructor - Continuous Sourcing

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Adjunct Faculty
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Appleton Main Campus
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Adjunct Rate
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Continuous Sourcing
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Basic Functions & Responsibilities


Fox Valley Technical College is establishing a pool of qualified candidates to teach Technical Communications online. This position is responsible for the delivery of instruction and facilitation of student learning, and the ongoing development of curriculum and learning strategies, which meet the needs of online students and employers.


Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions

  1. Facilitation of Learning. Plan, prepare and deliver instruction and facilitate the learning of students in associate degree, technical diploma, basic education, continuing education, and/or business and industry training programs. Assess the learning outcomes of students at the unit, course, and program level. 
  2. Classroom Management. Fulfill assigned schedule, maintain accurate student attendance and grade records, maintain instructional environment with emphasis on safety, housekeeping, and equipment security, and ensure opportunities for student/participant evaluation. 
  3. Interpersonal/Team Skills. Participate in activities of the instructional team, including planning, development, scheduling, and budgeting as a cooperative and professional team player. 
  4. Student Support and Guidance. Advise and support students as a mentor and role model in the achievement of their learning and career goals. 
  5. (If applicable) Curriculum Development. Develop, revise, and continually update curriculum and instructional materials which are competency-based, current, consistent with employer expectations, and aligned with the college policy on level of required documentation.

Qualifications, Training and Experience

  1. Bachelor's Degree in related and appropriate field or equivalent with education or training preparing a person for a specific Technical Communication occupational area. 
  2. Educational Equivalency: Occupational experience combined with education and training totaling seven years (or 14,000 hours) of recent, related work experience in the Technical Communication field. 
  3. Online teaching or training experience is desirable. 
  4. Meet Wisconsin Technical College System certification requirements. 
  5. Ability to plan, organize, instruct and facilitate quality education programs, including development of relevant curriculum.
  6. Upon hire, must maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements and licensure required by other agencies to maintain individual and program accreditation, if applicable.

Essential Aptitudes, Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics

  1. Success and commitment as a team player, including the ability to engage in win-win thinking and to foster consensus. 
  2. Flexibility in schedule, including availability for evening and weekend assignments and classes at Oshkosh, Appleton, and Regional sites. 
  3. Flexibility, including the acceptance of and willingness to change.
  4. Demonstrated ability for written and oral communication with students, staff, employers and other external entities. 
  5. Proficiency in computer use and applications which support teaching and learning, such as internet and ITV use. 
  6. Highly motivated with strong interest in contributing to the success of students and the college. 
  7. Ability to work with diverse student, staff, and community populations. 
  8. Understanding and successful use of learning technology and alternative delivery methods. 
  9. A record of innovations which will facilitate student learning. 
  10. An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses. 
  11. A commitment to the mission, purposes, and values of the college.

Benefits (eligibility requirements may apply)

Fitness Center at Appleton Main Campus, On-Site Child Care Facility at Appleton Main Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants

Thank you for your interest in Adjunct Faculty opportunities with Fox Valley Technical College. Upon successful submission of your application, cover letter, and resume, you will be considered for future adjunct faculty opportunities. FVTC will keep your application in our files as a POTENTIAL candidate who could possibly fill a position when or if the need arises. ONLY if the need shall arise, you will be contacted via the contact information provided on your application.


IMPORTANT:  Only if the need shall arise, you will be contacted via the contact information provided on your application.  Otherwise, you will not receive any further contact from FVTC.

Adjunct instructors are hired on a per course basis. The total hours for an adjunct instructor range from approximately 3 hours per week to no more than 8 hours per week. Hours vary and can include both day, evening, and weekend classes. Courses are taught in traditional classroom and alternative delivery formats.

If you should have any questions regarding adjunct teaching opportunities for this position, please contact Jennifer McIntosh at or (920)735-2413.