Adjunct Sociology Faculty

Location
Harrison & Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Posted
Jun 21, 2018
Position Type
Adjunct
Institution Type
Community College

Overview

MMCC seeks individuals who: value collegiality and mutual respect; use data in decision-making; are innovative; are service minded; are goal-oriented; strive to continually improve themselves and their work processes; are willing to collaborate and seek to add value in every interaction.

 

The responsibilities of this position consist of teaching the range of courses in Sociology to students in the community college setting.  This position holds accountability for instruction, student assessment, and evaluation of a diverse student population.  Teaching responsibilities may be required in both traditional and distance education formats.  Assignments will be at all campus locations.

 

**Review of applications will begin July 1, 2018.  Position will remain posted until filled.**

Responsibilities

1. Teaches assigned classroom courses.

2. Develops and updates syllabi for courses assigned and ensures course content and requirements meet the requirements of college and accreditation agencies.

3. Develops appropriate assessment tools to determine course effectiveness and assures that student outcomes are achieved.

4. Assesses student academic achievement and provides students with timely and meaningful feedback on progress in the course(s).

5. Maintains and reports appropriate classroom records, to include student attendance and grades.

6. Holds appropriate office hours for meeting with and assisting students.

7. Maintains regular communication with full-time and adjunct faculty in the assigned departments(s), and the Library and Learning Services area, and Registrar and Retention Services.

8. Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-service programs within the department and college-wide; serves on college committees as encouraged/assigned.

9. Supports and serves as a role model for our mission, vision, and student service initiatives.

10. Adheres to the policies, procedures, and compliance guidelines of the college. Ensures all communications and practices demonstrate support of the Ethics for Teaching Professionals.

11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to translate educational and professional experience into the student learning environment.
  • Ability to provide positive motivation and encourage student participation.
  • Ability to keep up with new trends and developments in classroom technology.
  • Effective planning, organizational, and communication skills.
    Written and computer skills needed to prepare course materials.
  • Analytical skills to evaluate and report student learning outcomes.

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Sociology or a Master's in another discipline with 18 graduate credits in Sociology

Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience; preferably at the community college level.
  • Experience with online instruction preferred.

Working Environment:

 

  • The job responsibilities of this position are performed in a classroom environment which requires a professional image and demeanor, on-time attendance and reliability. The environment has little, if any discomfort due to heat, cold or dust. There is light noise within the environment.
  • There may be travel to other college locations for meetings.  Travel between campus locations is required.
  • Job duties may be performed in an independent or a team atmosphere.
  • The job has intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, sitting, stooping, bending, climbing, lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward (5- 45 pounds).
  • Must meet reasonable and sometimes shifting deadlines, quotas, or demands for accuracy, and may be involved in some unpleasant situations.
  • Work scheduled may vary each semester depending on class times/locations.

Note: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.  Incumbents may be asked to perform additional duties as required by his/her supervisor.

 

MMCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.