ERIC Number: ED392477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
How To Apply for a Community College Teaching Position.
Nolte, Walter H.
Application packets for a community college teaching position should be simple, concise, and provide just enough information about the applicant to interest the screening committee. Since many colleges utilize an official application form, screening committees and personnel officers will probably review these forms for the candidate information. Although resumes are not always reviewed, they should provide basic information on education, teaching experience, other relevant experience, publications, awards, and references. Letters of application or cover letters should concentrate on what an applicant can do for the college by addressing particular job requirements for the position and demonstrating knowledge about the college. Applicants should also consider describing their experience with culturally and demographically diverse populations. Letters of reference can also be critical to the application process; these should be written on letterhead, addressed specifically for the position, and provide a way of contacting the author. Since community colleges are teaching institutions, applicants should submit their best student evaluation summary rather than articles or research reports. A call to the screening committee chair after submitting the material will sometimes highlight the applicant's name. Finally, if asked for an interview, the applicant should know the mission and characteristics of community colleges and prepare a teaching demonstration. (TGI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Flathead Valley Community Coll., Kalispell, MT.