Danville Community College developed from two institutions, Danville Technical Institute and the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute opened in 1936 as Danville Textile School, becoming Danville Technical Institute just after World War II. The Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute first began as an engineering division in 1946 and was later expanded to include the first two years of course work for all engineering, business administration, liberal arts, and science majors.Â Beginning in the summer of 1966, all programs taught by Danville Technical Institute were brought under the Virginia Department of Community Colleges. Effective July 1, 1968, the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute merged with the existing community college providing the comprehensive programs now offered.The Arts, Sciences and Business division seeks an adjunct to teach face-to-face Political Science, specifically PLS 135, US Government and Politics, and PLS 136, State and Local Government and Politics as in-person classes, with the opportunity to teach additional classes online. Adjunct instructors are supported by faculty and other staff in the development of courses and are involved in decisions about curricula.
Master's degree in government, political science or related field, or Master's in unrelated field with 18 graduate hours in government or political science.Excellent Microsoft Office skills.Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time-management skills.Ability to utilize campus resources including software and college learning management systems.Ability to exercise discretion and use sound judgement in decision making.Ability to communicate with a diverse community of faculty, staff and students.Skilled in written and oral communication.Skilled in monitoring, mentoring, and evaluating.Skilled in developing, implementing, and communicating college policies and procedures.Skilled in problem-solving and working effectively with administration, faculty, staff and studentsThe ability to articulate with both high school faculty and students is expected, as is the ability and willingness to market the program to potential students of all ages and backgrounds.Commitment to teaching excellence with an enthusiasm for teaching.Ability to use technology to enhance instruction.Ability to effectively teach in classrooms and labs.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.