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Hinds Community College Sociology Instructor in Raymond, Mississippi

Position Title:

Sociology Instructor

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Sociology Instructor

REPORTS TO: Department Chairperson

DEPARTMENT: Social and Behavioral Sciences


VICE PRESIDENT: Vice President of Instruction


All Hinds Community College employees must commit to the Caring Campus approach to student engagement and daily apply these general behavioral objectives: listen to student questions and concerns with a positive attitude and make meaningful connections with students.

Hinds Community College seeks a full-time sociology instructor for 2024-2025 academic year.

An instructor’s position is campus based, serving the academic needs of the assigned campus(es) and the College. Instructors are to teach assigned classes according to the overall goals and objectives of the department. Additional responsibilities of the instructor would include keeping appropriate assigned office hours to facilitate class preparation and student advisement; participating in department, campus and College committee work; and submitting all necessary paper work to assure proper documentation of student attendance, and evaluation; as well as other assigned tasks.


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.

Candidates must have a master’s degree in Sociology or a master’s with at least 18 graduate hours in Sociology coursework.


Candidates should have at least three years of teaching experience on the college level.

Other necessary knowledge and skills include

• Understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college mission.

• Ability to create and facilitate student-centered environments.

• Understanding of and ability to work with academic, developmental, and transfer programs.

• Knowledge of contemporary and innovative methods of instructional delivery and curriculum development including the use of technology for instructional delivery.

• Ability to work as a team player in multi-culturally diverse working environment.


Other duties may be assigned.

Maintain knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices.

Implements the specific aims of the College and Department by

  1. Participating in developing and implementing of campus and Department policies, procedures, and objectives.

  2. Participating in developing, and implementing annual goals for the department.

  3. Maintaining current credentials as required in respective field.

  4. Teaching the number of class sections assigned according to Board policies.

  5. Using teaching techniques that include the effective utilization of resources that motivate students to achieve their potential.

  6. Providing necessary information about and for students. This information would include syllabi, attendance/grade reports, and class exams/ assignments.

  7. Setting aside sufficient time for student conferences, guidance, and tutorial assistance. (Minimum of 6 hours per week required.)

  8. Working a minimum of 35 hours each week on campus during the fall and spring semesters and verify monthly the hours worked. (Less than full-time contractual faculty work a proportional workweek.)

  9. Attending general faculty, division, and departmental meetings.

  10. Participating in student/teacher and faculty/administrator evaluations and performance review conferences.

  11. Developing personal and professional improvement plans in those areas deemed necessary as a result of evaluations.

  12. Participating in staff development activities, professional associations, presentations, publications, applied educational research, consulting, evaluations, and similar activities which enhance the individual and the education profession but which do not interfere with teaching duties.

  13. Serving on committees as appointed.

  14. Participating in formulation, execution, and evaluations of departmental goals and objectives.

  15. Participating in the selection of textbook and library materials.

  16. Following the required institutional process for recording student attendance and identifying ‘no-shows” in a timely manner.

  17. Participating in the establishment, assessment, and review of Student Learning Outcomes.

  18. Performing other duties as assigned by the appropriate authority


None other than general classroom oversight.


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 use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, taste and smell. The employee is frequently required to sit.

The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, and the employee is occasionally required to perform job responsibilities in the outdoors and off site.

We promote a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects individual strengths, ideas, and capabilities. We believe that our differences enable us to make better decisions, drive innovation, and deliver better results .


Hinds Community College is committed to moving people and communities forward by helping develop their purpose, passion and profession.


Hinds Community College will be a catalyst to create a competitive economy and a compelling culture for Mississippi.


Hinds Community College aspires to the following IDEALS:

  • Integrity

  • Diversity

  • Excellence

  • Accountability

  • Leadership

  • Stewardship

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 of the Higher Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other applicable Federal and State Acts, Hinds Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status in its educational programs and activities. We recognize our responsibility to provide an open and welcoming environment that fosters a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion for employees and students to collaboratively learn, work and serve our communities.

The following have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these policies:

The following have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these policies:

EEOC Compliance: Coordinator of Campus Culture and Diversity

Box 1100 Raymond MS 39154; Phone: 601-857-3458 or Email: .

Title IX : Associate Vice President Student Services, Title IX Coordinator

Box 1100 Raymond MS 39154; Phone: 601-857-3353 or Email: .

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Position Type:

9 Month 175 Days

Job Classification:

Faculty - Academic

Scheduled Hours: