Adjunct Faculty - Beginning Arabic
**External posting, open to any qualified candidate**
Date: November 5, 2018
Title: Adjunct Faculty - Beginning Arabic
Position number: 222
Work schedule: Fall and Winter Semesters
Reports to: Associated Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Closing date: Open until filled
The College is interested in seeking candidates to teach Arabic courses in the Fall and Winter semesters at our downtown campus and various regional sites. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to employment with Grand Rapids Community College.
Essential Job Functions
-Maintain accurate course records and submit related reports as requested.
-Effectively assess student performance.
-Create a safe and inclusive learning environment for students.
-Utilize multiple strategies to facilitate learning, i.e. small group work, workshops, etc.
-Incorporate new technologies and methods that enhance teaching and learning into his/her instructional methods.
-Support the Department and College through other work normally expected of adjunct faculty members.
-MA degree in field
-Community college experience preferred
-18 graduate credits in the discipline
-Successful teaching experience in the discipline required
-Successful teaching experience preferred but not required.
-Successful teaching experience at a Community College preferred but not required.
-Experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.
-Participation in professional development and/or continuous improvement activities in order to remain current in the field.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.
-Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
-An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
-An interest in teaching college-level material to high school students as part of a middle college or dual enrollment program.
-An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability.
-Interest in and willingness to work with changing instructional technologies used in and out of the classroom.
-Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule.
-High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
-Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
-Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.
-Must have the physical capacity for lifting up to 25lbs.
-Classroom environment in an academic setting.
-(any other appropriate conditions)
Method of Application
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.grcc.edu/jobs. Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position. Please include your resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Grand Rapids Community College is committed to a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment. GRCC creates an including learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, height, weight, national origin, disability, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by stated and federal law. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Mi 49503-3295.