Annually Contracted Faculty - Fire Science
Requisition ID: req3093
Job Title: Annually Contracted Faculty - Fire Science
Department: Fire Science
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Annually Contracted Faculty
Employment Status: Temporary
Bargaining Unit: CSEA(Faculty)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Type: Contract
Schedule: Scheduled hours based on semester contract requirements
End Date(if applicable): 5/16/2022
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, at 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. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision.
We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, 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.
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.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description.
Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.
The Annually Contracted Faculty member creates, manages and participates in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives. The Annually Contracted Faculty member participates collaboratively and
professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department and the college and of the collective and individual interests of its staff and student body. The contracted faculty member supports and seeks always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the College embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision adopted by the board of education. This position description is in association with the Annually Contracted Faculty contract. This position is intended to be in fire science instruction.
CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration and Leadership
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. Designs curriculum embracing diversity, in all forms, to foster talent in students while modeling inclusive teaching strategies, with an understanding of the sociocultural issues of traditionally underrepresented groups. 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 the Faculty Handbook and 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. Create and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporate departmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements. Participates in the selection of appropriate materials to support course curriculum in accordance with the College’s guidelines. Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule. Employs and assists in the design and development of appropriate assessment techniques to measure students’ performance in achieving course goals and objectives. Be a facilitator of learning in a virtual environment.
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.
Promotes continual improvement as part of the cycle of teaching and learning by: assisting, as appropriate, in the maintenance of instructional materials and laboratory facilities; contributing, as appropriate, to the development, selection, and improvement of instructional materials, laboratories, and other instructional facilities; providing guidance in the development, maintenance, and design of course description, course outlines, and syllabi; recommending modifications to the curriculum and participating in the design of new curricula.
Completes all mandatory performance evaluation measures within specified time limits and participates in all required training by the College. Shares best practices with colleagues in formal or informal settings. Participates in instructional, departmental, or institutional research to improve educational effectiveness. Evaluates teaching and assessment practices to continue improving them. Provides feedback, as appropriate, regarding the general operations of the department, division and the College. Participates, as appropriate, in the interviewing, selection, and orientation processes of department faculty and staff. Provides advice and/or assistance to faculty within the department, division, or College. Attends faculty meetings as called by the President, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean or Department Chairperson; and participates, as appropriate, on departmental and divisional committees.
Maintains a personal portfolio for tenure and promotion review and other career-related needs. Employs student, administrative and self-appraisals to establish goals and objectives for professional development, and participates in professional development activities. Contributes, as appropriate, to the planning, evaluation, and/or presentation of college professional development programs. Maintains required professional credentials, licensing, and continuing education hours as disciplinary standards dictate.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in identifying areas of opportunity and systemic concerns, while reporting complaints alleging discrimination. Creates a welcoming, inclusive, equitable, and productive work and learning environment, where all students, faculty members, and college employees feel valued and able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences. Ensures accessible and inclusive curriculum design and teaching strategies, and specifically promotes, advises, and supports curriculum development aimed at creating a diverse and equitable learning environment. Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Provides consultative assistance to and advises, as appropriate, student organizations and groups. Contributes to the community and/or the profession as a representative of the College. Participates in local, statewide, or national levels in the advancement of the discipline and/or the two-year college mission. Works a varying schedule, including nights & weekends to meet departmental needs. Must be available to teach on-site at the Main Campus and travel to Regional Campuses, as scheduled. Other duties as required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. 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 or manually 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 up to 10 pounds.
Typical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: digital course development and delivery; on-line instruction techniques and methods computers, software, including cloud applications, to include Microsoft Office applications (Work, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); instructional best practices; global issues and a genuine curiosity for societal and world affairs, specifically in higher education.
Skill in: strong verbal and written communications; maintaining good public relations; customer service; creative problem-solving; excellent judgement; conflict resolution; general typing; application of job software programs; course design and development; digital course development and delivery; social media; providing quality instruction, including active and collaborative teaching techniques, and support to a diverse student body; learning technologies and use of multi-media technology to enhance student learning; instructional planning and presentation; incorporating critical thinking, effective communication, and other general education outcomes in course content.
Ability to: collaborate with the College’s community partners, including K-12 organizations, higher education institutions, as well as business and industry; demonstrate collegiality and collaboration across all college divisions; manage curriculum development projects perform student learning outcomes assessments; demonstrate teaching strategies that focus on student-centered learning; demonstrate a commitment to improving student learning through innovative strategies that aid student success and retention and reflect current educational trends; adapt to multi-campus organizational work environments, as well as changes in discipline; maintain confidential and sensitive information, including FERPA; perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects; develop, plan and implement goals; work independently.
Documented experience in State of Ohio Firefighter I & II curriculum compliance; Online learning management system management; instructing Ohio Firefighter I & II in the classroom and lab environments; and Live Fire Instructor experience using Class “A” combustibles in acquired structures or commercial live fire training facilities. Current State of Ohio Firefighter I & II, and Fire Instructor, and Live Fire Instructor Certifications. Current State of Ohio Paramedic certification. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Must attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, and appropriate transcripts with application.