Adjunct-Criminal Justice

Job description

Requisition ID: req3078

Job Title: Adjunct-Criminal Justice

Department: Justice/Safety/Legal Studies

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: $52.88 per contact hour

Schedule: Mon - Fri; Weekend and Evenings as needed.

Job Description: 

The College
Community colleges are uniquely positioned torespond 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 nobetter place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student successand a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talentprovider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college thatis changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes.

With more than 46,000students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online,Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving theDream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant inThe Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus Stateemployees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportiveculture that rewards innovation and vision.

We provide competitivecompensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional developmentopportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of ColumbusState faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proudto be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebratesthe many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.


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

To perform this job successfully, anindividual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential job functions described in this position description.

Since every duty associatedwith this position may not be described herein, employees may be required toperform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but whichmay be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their dutiesjust as though they were actually written out in this position description.

Position Summary

The Adjunct – Criminal Justice 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.


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


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.


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

Working Conditions

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: Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or related field.  State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Preferred Qualifications: Five or more years work experience in Criminal Justice related fields. Course development experience. Previous teaching experience at the college level.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/16/2021
Application Due: 5/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time