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POSITION TITLE:     Philosophy Instructor
DEPARTMENT:         Humanities Division
EMPLOYEE GROUP:            Faculty
STATUS:                     Full-time Tenure-track

Delta College, established in 1961, offers 150 transfer and career certificate and associate degree programs, and enrolls nearly 11,000 students each semester at its main campus and three learning centers.

Delta College enjoys a reputation as one of the nation’s leading community colleges. Contributing factors to this achievement are its enduring commitment to excellence, passion for innovation and focus on people. Those values can be seen in its AQIP Higher Learning Commission accreditation, charter membership in the National League for Innovation, Achieving the Dream participation, environmental stewardship and unique shared governance system.

The College’s service area is comprised of Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties, each with its own appealing personality and features, located adjacent to Lake Huron in mid-Michigan. The region is an outstanding choice to live and raise a family because it offers small-town appeal, yet is the corporate headquarters of The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning Corporation which gives residents many diverse cultural and entertainment opportunities.


  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission and vision of Delta College.  
  • Focus on supporting and assessing student learning and academic achievement to ensure student success. 
  • Continually develop appropriate innovation in learning and teaching to meet diverse learning styles and student needs. 
  • Collaborate voluntarily and energetically with colleagues in the academic discipline and with other faculty colleagues to develop effective learning experiences for a diverse student body. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of diversity based on the College statement on diversity 
  • Integrate international and intercultural experiences in the College, community, and curriculum.
  • Serve the community through outreach activities.
  • Make effective and innovative use of appropriate technology in the performance of the listed responsibilities and accountabilities.
  • Participate in shared governance as a full member of the academic community. 
  • Teach at least 30 equated credit hours annually in a variety of settings including day, evening, weekend, on campus, and off campus. 
  • Commit to ongoing educational and professional growth. 
  • Engage fully in course, discipline, program development, curriculum development and assessment. 
  • Attend and participate in discipline, division, and college meetings.
  • Possess minimum technology skills ( and use of a course management system.


         Demonstrate teaching effectiveness which supports student learning and encompasses pedagogies for student success to meet course or program requirements. 

         Possess the ability to work in a variety of settings which promote quality learning.

         Maintain professional development to assure currency within field of practice. 

         Possess effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

  • Teach applied ethics courses such as Healthcare Ethics; Information Technology Ethics & Law; and Business Ethics, in addition to general introductory Philosophy courses.


1.      Master’s degree in Philosophy from an accredited institution of higher education by the time of hire; area of specialization should be in applied or professional ethics.

2.      Demonstrated currency in the field of Philosophy.

3.      Demonstrated ongoing professional growth.

4.      Demonstrated commitment to teaching community college students at the introductory level.


1.      Ability to teach in a variety of formats, including online and/or using technology as a learning tool.

2.      College teaching experience at the introductory level.

3.      Experience teaching diverse student populations.

4.      Experience with teaching courses for dual enrollment initiatives.


Position will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2015. The college reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. All application materials must be received before an applicant will be considered for the position.



POSITION RANK: Instructor. 

START DATE: Fall, 2015


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter with position title, resume, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and/or certifications and licenses.  Three current letters of recommendation may be requested of finalists.



IMPORTANT:  Once you have submitted your completed application, if you are unable to attach additional materials, i.e. transcripts, these may be submitted to the Human Resource Office.


All new employees will be required to complete an employer’s verification form, I-9, no later than three (3) days from the date of hire. 


Delta College ...Where Our Color Will Always Be Green. We believe in sustainability.


Delta College embraces equal opportunity as a core value:  we actively promote, advocate, respect and value differences, and we foster a welcoming environment of openness and appreciation for all. Delta prohibits discrimination in accordance with, and as defined by, applicable federal, state, and local law, particularly non-discrimination in employment, education, public accommodation, or public service on the basis of age, arrest record, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, and weight. Direct inquiries to the Equity/Compliance Officer, Delta College, Office A093, 1961 Delta Rd., University Center, MI 48710, telephone 989-686-9547, or email

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