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Karen,
Tarleton State University has been doing this very thing for many years, having employees with dual roles.   We did have an employee a few years ago that was reading and disability service director.  She was 75% for the Director of Disability Services and 25% Instructor for developmental reading.  

I, myself, am 75% Director of Academic Support Programs and 25% mathematics instructor.  I was 50% staff and 50% faculty a few years ago, and I believe that I was very overworked.  There was not enough hours in the day to get the work done for the tutoring programs and the Supplemental Instruction program.

This also saves money for your department since the other department pays for the 25% faculty portion of the job.

When I was 50% faculty and 50% staff, my title was Instructor and Director of Academic Support Programs.  Now that the percentage is more staff than faculty my title is Director of Academic Support.  When I started working at TSU, my pay rate was set by the faculty pay rate with a stipend for the administrative role.

This is my job description.
65% Management of the Department of Academic Support Programs including strategic planning, staff supervision, and budget operations 
25% Teach a total of 6 hours during the long semesters and provide service for an academic department. 
5% Serve as the institution's primary point of contact with external organizations concerning issues related to supplemental instruction, tutoring, and other academic support programs. 
5% Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the Division of General Studies


Hope this helps, if you need more information, I could probably contact the Director of Disability Services here on campus to get more information.

Kayla Wood
Tarleton State University
Director of Academic Support Programs
Stephenville, TX
Box T-0345
(254)968-9479

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Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 7:04 AM
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Subject: Reading Instructor Job Description Needed

Hello,

We are hiring a full time reading instructor/staff position.  I would like to see what other colleges have for their job description.  We have no one on campus that has experience with learning disabilities and I would like this person to have this skill set.  Is this a reasonable combination for a developmental and college reading instructor?  This position will be working directly with my position in our Academic Success Center.  Could you give me advice and sample job descriptions.  In the past we have called this position a reading specialist.  Ideas?

Thanks!

Karen

Karen Gustavson
Title V Activity Coordinator/Learning Specialist
Dodge City Community College
2501 North 14th. Ave
Dodge City, KS 67801

Cell Phone: 620 397-3263
Office Phone: 620 225-9511
Fax: 620 225-9512
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