Human Resources

The Kilgore College Human Resource team is an integral part of the college by creating a culture of high productivity, encouraging diversity and maintaining an environment that supports the well-being of the workforce. Kilgore College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran’s status or genetic information in its educational programs, employment policies or activities.

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Benefits Information

Summary of KC Fringe Benefit Program:

The following is a synopsis of the benefits available to full-time Kilgore College employees. A complete description of all benefits is provided in the Kilgore Junior College District Policy Manual which is located on our web site.

  1. Dependent Child Scholarship: Dependent children of employee's with a minimum of one year of service are eligible for a KC scholarship equivalent to the amount of in-district tuition and fees. Out-of-district fees, course specific fees, and books are not covered.
  2. Disability: Long-term disability insurance is provided to each eligible employee. Coverage is 60 percent of an employee's salary, with a maximum payment of $3,000 per month after a 90-day waiting period.
  3. Event Admissions: Each full-time employee will be provided general admission tickets to football and basketball games played at home. In addition, two tickets to the majority of fine arts events as well as two tickets to all of the East Texas Enrichment Series events will be provided.
  4. Health Club Membership: All employees and their immediate family receive complimentary membership in the college's Park's Fitness Center.
  5. Health Insurance: Major medical benefits through the Employee Retirement System of Texas are provided for each full-time employee. Currently, Kilgore College employees are covered by UnitedHealthCare program.
  6. Life Insurance: Term life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are provided for each eligible full-time employee at a rate of three times the annual salary.
  7. Local Leave: Each full-time employee shall be granted one day per scheduled work month for local leave. Leave days may accumulate to 90 days. Local leave may be utilized for personal illness, illness of close relatives or loved ones, and bereavement. Two days of leave time for nine-month employees and three days of leave time for twelve month employees may be used for personal business.
  8. Retirement: All personnel, except faculty members in the optional retirement program, employed on a full-time basis shall be members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
  9. Tuition Grants: Tuition Grants for enrollment in courses taught by the college are available to all full-time employees.
  10. Vacation & Holidays: All full-time, twelve month employees shall be entitled to ten working days paid vacation for each full year of employment. Paid holidays include Labor Day, three days at Thanksgiving, two weeks for Christmas - New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, one week at Spring Break, Good Friday, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.

Benefits:

Full-time employees of Kilgore College are eligible for a wide range of benefits through the Employees System of Texas (ERS).

Medical:

A comprehensive health insurance program (Health Select) is provided through ERS and administered by UnitedHealthCare. Full-time employees will receive this coverage free of charge. Those electing to enroll dependents will pay 50% of the premiums set by the State. There is a 60-day waiting period for this benefit. For more information, click on the links to ERS and UnitedHealthCare above.

Dental:

Dental insurance is available for full-time employees and begins on the first day of employment. Eligible employees may select from two dental plans: the State of Texas Dental Choice Plan or the Dental HMO both of which are administered by Humana Dental. The employee is responsible for 100% of the premiums and may also cover eligible dependents. For more information, click on the link the HumanaDental above.

Basic Term Life Insurance:

Full-time employees who sign up for health coverage receive basic term life insurance free of charge.

Optional Term Life Insurance:

Full-time employees may sign up for optional term life insurance for one or two times their annual salary without proof of good health. For those selecting three or four times their annual salary, an evidence of insurability form must be completed and approved before these options are accepted.

Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D):

Full-time employees may sign up for AD&D to add coverage for accidental death or certain accidental injuries. In the event you die as the direct result of an accidental Bodily Injury, your beneficiary will receive the amount of insurance you selected when you signed up for coverage. If you have an accident and experience one of the bodily losses below as a direct result of the accident, you will receive AD&D benefits:

  • The loss of your hand by actual severance through or above the wrist.
  • The loss of your foot by actual severance through or above the ankle joint.
  • The loss of your sight in one eye resulting in total and permanent loss of vision that cannot be recovered by surgery or other means.

If one of the above bodily losses occurs, you will receive a benefit of one-half of the Voluntary AD&D benefit amount. If two or more above bodily losses occur at the same time, you will receive a benefit equal to the Voluntary AD&D benefit amount. Benefits are not paid if you independently lose one or more fingers, one or more toes, or incur a partial loss of sight.

Dependent Group Term Life Insurance:

Dependent Term Life insurance provides life insurance coverage for each covered family member, and requires you to pay a monthly premium. An employee is eligible to sign up for a $5,000 policy for each covered family member.

Short-Term Disability:

Full-time employees may purchase both short-term and long-term disability at the time of employment or during a summer enrollment period by completing an evidence of insurability form and being accepted. Short-term Disability Insurance helps you pay your expenses for up to five months if you are unable to work because of a disability or injury. Long-term Disability Insurance helps you pay your expenses if you are unable to work because of a disability or injury.

Long-Term Disability:

Full-time employees may purchase both short-term and long-term disability at the time of employment or during a summer enrollment period by completing an evidence of insurability form and being accepted. Short-term Disability Insurance helps you pay your expenses for up to five months if you are unable to work because of a disability or injury. Long-term Disability Insurance helps you pay your expenses if you are unable to work because of a disability or injury.

Flexible Spending Accounts:

Through the Employees Retirement System of Texas, full-time employees can participate in a Section 125 Flexible Health Care and Dependent Care program. Employees enroll into a pre-tax payroll deduction which funds a health care spending and/or dependent care spending account. Participating employees may use the tax-free money from these accounts to pay for eligible health expenses not reimbursed under the employee's medical and dental plans, or to pay for eligible child care expenses.

Retirement:

Kilgore College has contracted with TSA Consulting Group to serve as a third-party administrator to oversee ORP. For more information on approved vendors and other related information concerning ORP, visit TSA Consulting Group (Kilgore College).
All eligible employees of Kilgore College are enrolled in either the Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit plan the is administered by the State of Texas Teachers Retirement System. ORP is a defined contribution plan administered by vendors that have been approved by Kilgore College and it is legislated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Before selecting a retirement plan, employees should review an Overview of ORP and TRS.

Voluntary Tax Deferred Programs:

 Employees may elect to participate in a voluntary tax-deferred program by purchasing deferred annuity contracts or custodial accounts from a Kilgore College approved vendor. Such custodial accounts or annuity contracts are acquired under 16 Section 403(B) and 457(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. Employees electing to contribute an amount to purchase a tax deferred annuity contract or custodial account will complete a salary reduction agreement.

Full-Time Faculty Information

Statement on Faculty Qualifications:

This memorandum will provide basic information about the required academic preparation of faculty at Kilgore College. Faculty who teach courses in the arts and sciences, (i.e., courses which are baccalaureate degree oriented) must have completed at least 18 graduate hours in their teaching field and possess a master's degree. Faculty who teach occupational courses (i.e., vocational, technical, health occupations, etc.) which lead to employment after one semester, one year, or two years of study, should hold an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree, depending upon the particular program at Kilgore College, and have significant experience in business or industry.

Academic Programs:

Kilgore College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This regional accrediting body clearly spells out the required minimum academic credentials for faculty. Additional credentials may and generally are required by the Board of Trustees of Kilgore College and the Coordinating Board of the Texas College and University System. The Commission on Colleges in its Criteria for Accreditation states the following:

In an associate degree program, full-time and part-time faculty members teaching credit courses in the following areas: humanities/fine arts; social/behavioral sciences; and natural sciences/mathematics must have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline and hold at least a master's degree, or hold the minimum of a master's degree with a major in the teaching discipline.

In order to meet the above requirement, the following teaching fields have been identified at Kilgore College:

Humanities and Fine Arts:

  • Art
  • Art/Commercial
  • Anthropology
  • Dance
  • English (including literature)
  • Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre

Natural Sciences and Mathematics:

  • Agriculture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Geography
  • Journalism
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Speech

Business Administration:

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Business Administration  (Includes management, finance, marketing, business law, etc.)
  • Economics

Education:

  • Health Education
  • Physical Education

NOTE: Strong preference will be given to applicants who have more than one teaching field. Examples of combinations might include English and reading, history and government, sociology and psychology, accounting and economics, theatre and speech, and mathematics and chemistry. One should remember, however, that 18 graduate semester hours are required in each field. A word of caution about "education courses" is necessary. These courses, while they contribute to one becoming a good teacher by addressing teaching methodology, will not satisfy the requirement for 18 graduate hours in the teaching field.

Occupational Programs:

Faculty who teach in office administration, computer science, mid-management, fashion merchandising, early childhood professions, and associate degree nursing are required to hold a master's degree with a concentration in the teaching field or a closely related field. Those who teach in the technical fields of occupational education are required to hold at least a bachelor's degree while faculty who teach in the more hands-on vocational programs should possess an associate's degree. All faculty who teach in occupational education must have at least three years work experience in business or industry. In exceptional cases, outstanding professional experience may be considered in lieu of formal academic preparation.

Special Notes:

It is important for potential applicants to know that should they be offered employment while having only one teaching field, they may be required to commit to earning sufficient graduate hours for a second teaching field in a period not to exceed three years from the date of employment.

Application Materials:

Finally, Kilgore College will accept only the following employment application materials:

  1. Kilgore College Application for Employment.
  2. Letter of application (one page only)
  3. Short resume (maximum of five pages)
  4. Unofficial copies of transcripts

Please do not send any other materials as they will be discarded.

Kilgore College will accept applications for academic teaching positions in teaching field(s) listed above. Application materials for any other field(s) will be discarded.

Kilgore College Faculty Salary System:

Full time faculty salaries will be dependent upon five factors:

  1. Academic preparation (degree level)
  2. Years of service at Kilgore College
  3. Years of full-time teaching experience prior to KC service
  4. Years of equivalent part-time teaching experience prior to KC service
  5. Years of instructionally related non-teaching work experience.

Up to an Associate Degree equals $38,900 base plus $600 for each year of KC service.  Upon completion of the 10th year of service, faculty member will receive $650 for each year of service.  Upon completion of 20 years of service, faculty member will receive $700 for each year of service.  In addition, faculty member will receive $300 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, up to a maximum of 5 years, plus $200 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, for years 6 through 10.

Bachelors Degree equals $39,900 base plus $600 for each year of KC service.  Upon completion of the 10th year of service, faculty member will receive $650 for each year of service. Upon completion of 20 years of service, faculty member will receive $700 for each year of service.  In addition, faculty member will receive $300 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, up to a maximum of 5 years, plus $200 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, for years 6 through 10.

Masters Degree equals $40,900 base plus $600 for each year of KC service.  Upon completion of the 10th year of service, faculty member will receive $650 for each year of service.  Upon completion of 20 years of service, faculty member will receive $700 for each year of service.  In addition, faculty member will receive $300 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, up to a maximum of 5 years, plus $200 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, for years 6 through 10.

Masters Degree plus 15 additional hours equals $41,400 base plus $600 for each year of KC service.  Upon completion of the 10th year of service, faculty member will receive $650 for each year of service.  Upon completion of 20 years of service, faculty member will receive $700 for each year of service.  In addition, faculty member will receive $300 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, up to a maximum of 5 years, plus $200 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, for years 6 through 10.

Masters Degree plus 30 additional hours equals $41,900 base plus $600 for each year of KC service.  Upon completion of the 10th year of service, faculty member will receive $650 for each year of service.  Upon completion of 20 years of service, faculty member will receive $700 for each year of service.  In addition, faculty member will receive $300 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, up to a maximum of 5 years, plus $200 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, for years 6 through 10.

Masters Degree plus 45 additional hours equals $42,400 base plus $600 for each year of KC service.  Upon completion of the 10th year of service, faculty member will receive $650 for each year of service.  Upon completion of 20 years of service, faculty member will receive $700 for each year of service.  In addition, faculty member will receive $300 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, up to a maximum of 5 years, plus $200 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, for years 6 through 10.

Masters Degree plus 60 additional hours equals $42,900 base plus $600 for each year of KC service.  Upon completion of the 10th year of service, faculty member will receive $650 for each year of service.  Upon completion of 20 years of service, faculty member will receive $700 for each year of service.  In addition, faculty member will receive $300 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, up to a maximum of 5 years, plus $200 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, for years 6 through 10.

Doctorate Degree equals $43,900 base plus $600 for each year of KC service.  Upon completion of the 10th year of service, faculty member will receive $650 for each year of service.  Upon completion of 20 years of service, faculty member will receive $700 for each year of service.  In addition, faculty member will receive $300 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, up to a maximum of 5 years, plus $200 for each year in categories 3, 4, and 5, for years 6 through 10.

Maximums:

  • The sum of categories 3, 4, and 5 shall be limited to ten years.
  • An equivalent year of part time instruction shall be the number of sections taught by a full time instructor in the same discipline.
  • Fractions of a year will be rounded to the nearest half year in each category.
Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty Information

Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty Pool:

As an institution dedicated to providing high quality, convenient educational services, Kilgore College often utilizes part time/adjunct faculty during both the day and evening hours. In an effort to maintain a pool of qualified candidates of potential adjunct faculty, Kilgore College welcomes interested individuals to make application at any time by simply submitting a letter of interest, a current resume and unofficial copies of college transcripts to the Office of Human Resources.

Please note: Applicants should specify in their letter of interest whether they are available for day and/or evening appointments Kilgore College currently utilizes part time/adjunct faculty members in three areas.

  1. University parallel/transfer
  2. Developmental
  3. Occupational/Technical courses

Complete a separate application for each teaching discipline for which you wish to apply. Photocopies of application and transcripts are accepted.

Applications are forwarded to the respective department. The department will contact applicants if an interview is requested. It is at this point that the department can provide applicants with the specifics of a particular position or program.

Teaching Disciplines for University Parallel/Transfer Courses:

Minimum requirements: A master's degree plus 18 graduate hours in the teaching field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education Previous teaching experience preferred for University Parallel/Transfer Courses.

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Agriculture
  • Criminal Justice
  • Kinesiology
  • Religion
  • American Sign Language
  • Dance
  • Management
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Drama
  • Mathematics
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Economics
  • Music
  • Speech
  • Biology
  • English
  • Nursing
  • Business Administration:
  • Geography
  • Nutrition    
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Philosophy
  • Communications
  • Government
  • Physics

Teaching Disciplines Developmental Courses:

Minimum Requirements: A bachelor's degree in the teaching field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Previous teaching experience preferred.

  • Concepts of Fitness
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Math Lab
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Reading

Teaching Disciplines for Occupational/Technical Courses:

Minimum Requirements: Must hold the highest level of education granted through the particular program (e.g., certificate or associate's degree) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and have at least 5 years of experience in the field. Previous teaching/training experience preferred.

  • Advertising/Graphic Design Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Information Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Legal Assisting
  • Corrosion Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Nursing
  • Court Reporting
  • Office Professional
  • Cosmetology
  • Welding
  • Drafting/Design

For information about Human Resources:

Human Resources
Phone:
(903) 983-8103
Office:
McLaurin Admin. Building (ADM)
Fax:
(903) 983-8609
Tony Johnson
Director
Human Resources
Phone:
(903) 983-8102
Office:
McLaurin Admin. Bldg. (ADM)
Fax:
(903) 983-8609
Kristi Powers
Payroll and Benefits Manager
Human Resources
Phone:
(903) 983-8113
Office:
McLaurin Adm. Building (ADM)
Jerri Saenz
HR ssistant and Benefits Coord.
Human Resources
Phone:
(903) 983-8103
Office:
McLaurin Admin. Bldg. (ADM)
Fax:
(903) 983-8609