Speech Communication Instructor

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title
Community College Faculty

Working Title
Speech Communication Instructor

Hire Type

Northland Community & Technical College

Academic Affairs

Liberal Arts

Thief River Falls


Full/Part Time
Full Time


Employment Condition

Work Shift

Work Schedule/Hours/Days

Monday – Friday

Posting Details

Please apply online https://northlandcollege.peopleadmin.com/postings/1701

Online applications must include (please note your application will not be accepted without the following):

  • Cover letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Copy of all college transcripts

Application Deadline: Open until filled, screening begins 05/22/2023

Salary Minimum

Salary Maximum

Salary Type

Bargaining Unit/Plan
210, MSCF

Job Description

Northland Community and Technical College seeks a full-time unlimited Speech Communication Instructor dedicated to excellence in teaching, who desires to become part of a creative, vibrant, student-centered learning community.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives. Faculty members at Northland are professionally active scholars who participate in departmental and campus-wide activities to enhance their disciplines, promote interdisciplinary discourse and collaboration, and advance the college mission. The college is committed to reflecting a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds amongst its administrators, faculty, and staff.

Examples of Duties:

  • Provide classroom, instruction.
  • Deliver instruction using a variety of methods including on-site, online and/or hybrid-blended for a wide range of students, including traditional, developmental, adult, concurrent enrollment and English-language learners.
  • Conduct classroom and lab assessment/evaluation activities.
  • Mentor and advise students.
  • Maintain consistent communication with students through office hours, email, and telephone.
  • Plan, develop, and deliver curriculum.
  • Participate in committee assignments and college-wide initiatives.
  • Support the mission, vision, and core values of Northland Community and Technical College.
  • Engage in professional development activities.
  • Promote diversity and cultural competency.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Education Requirement

  • Master’s degree with a major in speech, speech communication, or communication, or communication studies or
  • Master’s degree in any discipline/field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits (27 graduate quarter credits) in speech, speech communication, or communication, or communication studies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with higher education guidelines and policies.
  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience teaching.
  • Coursework in teaching pedagogies and preparation in principled and methods of evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Be knowledgeable about methods of instruction, testing and evaluation of students.

Other Requirements

In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.


Northland is a comprehensive two-year community & technical college with campuses in East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, MN. We are united as one college to increase educational access, support student success, strengthen partnerships, and advance equity in the communities we serve.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.
A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Benefits Info

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Retirement plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid sick and personal leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

Other Information

Employment information for this position can be found in its collective bargaining agreement or its plan document at http://mn.gov/mmb/employee-relations/labor-relations/Labor/.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

Please apply online https://northlandcollege.peopleadmin.com/postings/1701

Online applications must include (please note your application will not be accepted without the following):

  • Cover letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Copy of all college transcripts

Application Deadline: Open until filled, screening begins 05/22/2023

If you have questions about the position, contact Michelle Benitt at michelle.benitt@northlandcollege.edu or 218-683-8634.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact Michelle Benitt at 218-683-8634 or email michelle.benitt@northlandcollege.edu. Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Minnesota State is an equal opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

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