Visiting Faculty - HVAC at HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM in Houston, Texas

Posted in Education 1 day ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Visiting Faculty support student learning and academic success through teaching and proactive engagement, in alignment with Houston Community College’s learning-centered values and commitment to equitable student outcomes.

Visiting Faculty, will design learning opportunities for students and provide them with timely feedback. In addition to teaching fifteen contact hours each semester, Visiting Faculty will invest deeply in directed and focused student engagement. This will include meeting with students about course content and their progress, providing direct student outreach, issuing alerts based on key student indicators, and implementing other learning and retention strategies that assist students in attaining their educational goals. In addition to the formal course curriculum, the incumbents will engage directly with students and participate in the activities of the discipline, division, campus, and college. However, this role does not include committee service, governance, or other institutional operation functions or responsibilities. May be required to teach at various locations in the District.

This is a one-year temporary assignment to teach in the designated area.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Prepare and deliver instruction to students in the face-to-face modality. Prepare instructional materials. Provide feedback on students’ progress, including evaluation of student mastery of course and program outcomes.

  2. Provide dedicated time for engaging students in matters related to academic success through student engagement hours and in other activities that support student learning.

  3. Engage in direct student outreach, issue alerts based on key student indicators, and implement other learning and retention strategies that assist students in attaining their educational goals.

  4. Prepare and submit required documentation including course syllabi, student attendance, final course grades, and other information as requested or required by the college.

  5. Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.  The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.


High school diploma or GED required. AAS or Bachelor’s Degree preferred (a photocopy of the transcript showing degree conferred must accompany the application).

Industry certifications preferred.


36 months work experience in the field required. Bilingual language skills beneficial.


Not eligible to teach overloads or adjunct assignments during the term of the assignment.


  1. Knowledge and understanding of learning-centered values.

  2. Knowledge of strategies and methodologies related to student outreach, student engagement and student retention.

  3. Ability to develop and implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that promote active learning and that foster both acquisition and application of knowledge and understanding.

  4. Ability to use consistent, timely formative and summative assessment measures to enhance learning (Assessment).

  5. Ability to develop and implement learning opportunities that acknowledge, draw upon and are enriched by student diversity in the learning environment (Inclusion and Diversity).

  6. Ability to develop and implement learning opportunities that promote student life skills development while enhancing discipline learning.

  7. Ability to design and implement curriculum that intentionally leads students towards mastery of course and program outcomes (Outcomes-Based Practice).

  8. Commitment to stay current and continually improve knowledge and understanding of the discipline and of teaching (Professional Commitment).

  9. Ability to continuously examine the effectiveness of one’s own teaching in teaching in terms of student outcomes and success.

  10. Ability to use technology for effective teaching and engagement in face-to-face, modality.

  11. Skill in the use of personal computers, teleconferencing and general office software.

  12. Ability to effectively communicate interpersonally (in group and one-on-one settings), orally, and in writing.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You’ll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

• Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.

• 145 languages are spoken here.

• Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.

• Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

• The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.

• World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.

• With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.

• Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

EEO Statement

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517                                    

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact  (713) 718-8565.