Adjunct Professor of Biology

Location
Oklahoma City, OK
Posted
Dec 01, 2020
Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
Posting Number:

Adjunct_0401788

Classification Title:

Adjunct Professor

Working Title:

Adjunct Professor of Biology

Datatel Position ID:

SEMA6ADJBISC1A

Annual Hours:

As assigned

Placement Range:

$740 per Credit Hour

Position Type:

Adjunct Faculty

General Description:

An adjunct faculty member at Oklahoma City Community College has the primary responsibility of instruction. Secondary responsibilities include supporting the integrity of curricula, encouraging student success, and promoting the mission of the division to which the adjunct faculty member belongs as well as the College as a whole.

What position does this position report to?:

Dean of Science, Engineering and Mathematics

What position(s) reports to this position?:

None

Minimum Education/Experience:

Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Biological Sciences.

Applicant required to attach transcript conferring the required degree and graduate hours.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Demonstrated positive human relations and communication skills.

Basic computer skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office or similar software.

Flexible teaching style to accommodate individual learning styles.

Committed to helping students achieve their goals to be successful and attain a college education.

Knowledge of or willingness to learn computer programs used in the department and on campus (such as MineOnline and Moodle).

Organization and attention to detail.

Support and willingness to teach in a competency-based instructional system.

Ability to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers.

Ability to work well as a team member in an instructional unit.

Ability to communicate and articulate concepts in an organized manner both verbally and in writing.

Ability to read and understand content in order to assist students when they are having difficulty interpreting concepts.

Ability to interact in an effective and encouraging manner with students individually and in groups.

Be available for office hours and provide means of communication with supervisor(s) and/or the department or division office.

Must be punctual.

Must be reliable.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

1. GENERAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Medium work: This position requires the person to occasionally exert up to 50 pounds of force and frequently exert up to 20 pounds of force and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to grasp, lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

2. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
This position requires the person to frequently communicate with and listen to students, faculty, staff, and others to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.

This position requires the person to frequently move about the classroom and lab area to assist students and perform the essential functions of the position.

This position requires the person to frequently remain in a standing and stationary position.

This position frequently requires the person to operate a computer, other office equipment and mobile devices to prepare instructional documents, answer email correspondence, and complete other activities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

This position requires the person to frequently operate equipment that involves repetitive motions of hands and wrists.

This position requires the person to use upper and lower body to exert force up to 50 pounds to push, pull, grasp, and/or lift materials or equipment.

This position requires the person to perceive attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

This position requires the person to frequently position self to work with classroom and lab equipment to instruct or assist students.

3. VISUAL ACUITY:
This position requires the person to judge, observe and assess the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.

4. WORKING CONDITIONS
This position’s essential functions are performed both indoors and outdoors.

This position requires the person to frequently be exposed to hazards such as but not limited to: close proximity to moving mechanical parts and/or electrical current; exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals, and/or oils.

This position requires the person to frequently be exposed to fumes, odors, dusts, mists, and gases.

This position requires the person to frequently perform essential functions in narrow aisles or passageways.

The person in this position will be exposed to infectious diseases.

Preferred Qualifications:

None

Work Hours:

Day, evening, or weekend as well as campus and/or online as required by section assignment.

Department:

Division of Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Job Open Date:

07/01/2020

Job Close Date:

06/30/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

HR Contact:

Jordan Mannell

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the electronic application and attach the following required documents: Cover letter, resume and transcript conferring master’s degree and 18 hours of required credit coursework.

Applicants not attaching the required documents will not be considered for the position.

Applicants may seek assistance by calling the Human Resources Department at 405.682.7542.

Job Duties (Position Specific):

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement):

An adjunct faculty member is primarily responsible for supporting student learning by providing quality instruction in courses that the adjunct faculty member and the dean/director agree will be taught. Quality instruction includes clear course objectives, prepared and relevant class activities, effective and understandable presentations of learning materials, fair and understandable grading practices (credit classes only), timely responses to students, and a positive atmosphere in the classroom.

Teach both lecture and laboratory sections in one or more of the following: Anatomy and Physiology;
General Biology;
Human Physiology;
Microbiology;
Nutrition;
Zoology.

In addition to the primary responsibility for supporting student learning, an adjunct faculty member is expected to:

Participate in the assessment of student learning outcomes for the program and/or department.

Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from program, division, and College administrators.

Attend meetings as required.

Acquire new knowledge and skills as appropriate for the academic discipline.

Satisfy objectives for mutually agreed upon special assignments.

Support the College’s vision, mission, goals, and priorities.

Office Hours/Student Consultation:
Adjunct faculty with face-to-face teaching assignments must be available for face-to-face office hours/student consultation at or near the location where the course is taught provided suitable space is available.

Adjunct faculty with online teaching assignments must be available online for office hours/student consultation for those courses.

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures):

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures.

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation and shelter in place drills and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.

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