Job Title: Adjunct-Physics
Department: Biological & Physical 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
Schedule: Monday - Friday; as needed based on course needs
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs andmake higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better timeto join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than atColumbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset haveestablished Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regionaleconomy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’seducation and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across twocampuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State isthe nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD)college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The RightSignals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employeesat all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culturethat rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensivebenefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated toensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects thatof our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a communitythat embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, andlifestyles that define Central Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 othercolleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering awealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities,and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling,both professionally and personally.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform theessential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be madeto enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functionsdescribed in this position description. Since every duty associated with thisposition may not be described herein, employees may be required to performduties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may bereasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties justas though they were actually written out in this position description.
The Adjunct – Physics position provides quality instruction and maintains a positive learning environment in the classroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting and evaluating students. The Adjunct role provides instruction and monitors teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by the Department Chair, or other leadership members. The incumbent must exhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask while engaging 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 and Organizing
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Instruction and Student Learning
Teaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumes primary responsibility for and exercises oversight of the curriculum in conjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuring both the rigor of programs and the quality of instruction. Considers individual differences of students in order to design and support a range of appropriate learning activities.
Participates in the identification of students with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriate resource. Uses technology in a manner appropriate to the nature and objectives of courses and programs and communicates clearly to students the expectations concerning the use of such technology. Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordance with departmental policies.
Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades timely, and in accordance with established policies and procedures of the College, and communicates progress feedback as well as other relevant information to students throughout the semester. Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporates departmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements. Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques to measure students’ performance in achieving course goals and objectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, Lead Instructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties and professional development.
Student Engagement and Advisement
Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active and collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student and faculty interaction, and support for learners.
Maintains posted office hours in accordance with departmental and policies of the College. Uses technology to assist in communication with students. Encourages a sense of community among students for learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Advises potential or current students within the discipline about the program, career, or transfer options available to assist with degree completion. Refers students to appropriate student and academic support services available at the College or in the community.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Attend all department meetings and required trainings. Other duties as required.
Usual Physical Requirements
While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering information into computer. The employee regularly sits, stands and walks for extended periods of time.
Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds.
Typical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: 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 Physics. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Prior teaching experience