Adjunct-Geography (Pool)

Columbus, OH
Nov 11, 2020
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Geography
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College
Requisition ID: req3033

Job Title: Adjunct-Geography (Pool)

Department: Social Sciences

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor

Employment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Contract

Compensation:  $51.88 per contact hour

Schedule: May include daytime, evenings, or Saturdays.

Job Description: 

 The College
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes.

With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, several regional learning centers and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation.  The College is also a proud partner to over 40 high schools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from high school to college that encourage qualified young people to earn dual credit – high school and college credit – while they are still in high school.

Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision and our adjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio. 

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.

The Ideal Candidate

Columbus State seeks to attract faculty who believe in the community college mission; who are academically and culturally diverse; who believe the student comes first, always; and who share in our commitment to student success.  The ideal candidate is committed to academic excellence, continuous improvement through professional development, assessment, contributing to program and course development, and creating a collegial environment of civility, collaboration and open communication.

There is a particular need for qualified adjuncts to teach during the day at central Ohio area high schools as a part of the Columbus State College Credit Plus program and also at our Delaware campus and regional centers located in Dublin, Reynoldsburg and Westerville.

Position Summary

TheAdjunct – Geography position provides quality instruction and maintains apositive learning environment in the classroom, with major emphasis placed onteaching, supporting and evaluating students.  The Adjunct role providesinstruction and monitors teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned bythe Department Chair, or other leadership members.  The incumbent mustexhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask whileengaging large groups of people with complicated material.

Core Competencies Required

Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement,Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Focus, Communication,Guiding Interactions, Positive Approach, Planning & Organizing


Instruction and Student Learning

Teachesassigned courses as scheduled and assumes primary responsibility for andexercises oversight of the curriculum in conjunction with the Department’spolicies, ensuring both the rigor of programs and the quality of instruction.Considers individual differences of students in order to design and support arange of appropriate learning activities. Participates in the identification ofstudents with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriateresource. Uses technology in a manner appropriate to the nature and objectivesof courses and programs and communicates clearly to students the expectationsconcerning the use of such technology.  Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordance with departmentalpolicies.

Maintainsattendance records, determines and submits grades timely, and in accordancewith established policies and procedures of the College, and communicatesprogress feedback as well as other relevant information to students throughoutthe semester.  Distributes and maintainaccurate syllabi that incorporates departmental, college, cross-college, andinstructor requirements. Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with theprescribed meeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques tomeasure students’ performance in achieving course goals and objectives.  Engages in periodic meetings with thedepartment, Lead Instructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties andprofessional development.

Student Engagement and Advisement

Creates apositive classroom atmosphere that encourages active and collaborativelearning, student effort, academic challenge, student and faculty interaction,and support for learners. Maintains posted office hours in accordance withdepartmental and policies of the College.  Uses technology to assist in communication with students.  Encourages a sense of community amongstudents for learning both inside and outside the classroom.

Advisespotential or current students within the discipline about the program, career,or transfer options available to assist with degree completion.  Refers students to appropriate student andacademic support services available at the College or in the community.

Otherduties as required.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Attend department meetings and trainings as required.  Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.

Usual Physical Requirements

Whileperforming duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digitaldexterity when entering information into computer. The employee regularly sits,stands and walks for extended periods of time. Employee converses verbally withothers in person and by telephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands orarms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employeeoccasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 30 pounds.

Working Conditions

Typical office andclassroom environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to businessoffices.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: data analysis and application to operational business decisions; online instruction techniques and methods; Microsoft Office; Blackboard; internet research; online communication and record-keeping.Skill in: providing quality instruction; learning technologies and the use multi-media technology to enhance student learning; instructional planning and presentation; incorporating critical thinking, effective communication and other general education outcomes in course content; effective time management; proficiency with online communication record-keeping.Ability to: effectively communicate and use interpersonal skills; create engaging learning environments that respect a wide variety of viewpoints; be sensitive to the needs and concerns of a diverse student population, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities; work independently without ongoing direct supervision; meet deadlines; perform student learning outcomes; maintain confidential and sensitive information, including FERPA.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Geography or related discipline. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Preferred Qualifications: Prior teaching experience.

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