In anticipation of the first round of Tennessee Promise students for Fall 2015, Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) is planning to host an Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair at its Dyersburg and Covington locations in preparation for the need of extra faculty. Instructors are needed in nearly 30 disciplines including nursing, arts and sciences, business, technology and allied health.
The Dyersburg campus will host its Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair on Thursday, February 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the DSCC Student Center. The Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County in Covington will host its Fair on Thursday, February 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center, Student Center and Tipton County Public Library Building, Room C104. The College is accepting candidates interested in working days, nights, and Saturdays at the Dyersburg campus, the Gibson County Center, and the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County. Instructors are also being sought in the Obion County area and at local high schools that offer dual enrollment courses through DSCC. Those interested in teaching online courses are encouraged to attend as well.
“Due to the Tennessee Promise initiative, we are expecting at least a 15% increase in enrollment in the fall,” stated Dr. Karen Bowyer, President of DSCC. “We are beginning to prepare for that increase by hiring additional faculty members and offering more courses to accommodate our students.”
The Tennessee Promise program offers all high school graduates, starting with the class of 2015, an opportunity to receive free tuition if they enroll in any Tennessee Community College or Tennessee College of Applied Technology and receive an associate’s degree or technical certification. Using the Tennessee Transfer Pathways, students from DSCC can easily transfer their credits to any 4-year Tennessee institution to pursue further education.
During the event, DSCC department heads and instructors will be on hand to discuss their needs and interview potential candidates. Candidates can also fill out applications, submit resumes, schedule interviews and discuss their qualifications with a representative from the human resources department. Although not required, candidates are urged to bring their resumes to this event.
Candidates for Arts and Sciences and Nursing courses, as well as for transfer courses in Business, Technology and Allied Health, must hold a master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in their teaching discipline. For those who wish to teach Learning Support and non-transfer Business, Technology and Allied Health courses, a bachelor’s degree with previous teaching experience or graduate work is required.
Candidates interested in pursuing a faculty position at DSCC will be asked to submit their resume, cover letter, three current professional letters of recommendation and official transcripts. The transcripts must be sent directly to DSCC from the institution.
For more information, please contact Jimmy Barham, Interim Assistant to the Vice President, at 731-286-3371 email@example.com.