Job Title: Adjunct-African American History (Pool)
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: Hours vary depending upon course assignment. Day, evening or weekend hours.
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 at ColumbusState. 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 employees atall levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture thatrewards 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 30other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune500 companies. 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 the essential job functionssatisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in thisposition description. Since every duty associated with this position may not bedescribed herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specificallyspelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered tobe incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they wereactually written out in this position description.
The Adjunct – Humanities positionprovides quality instruction and maintains a positive learning environment inthe classroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting, andevaluating students. The Adjunct roleprovides instruction and monitors teaching/learning effectiveness in coursesassigned by the Department Chair, or other leadership members. The incumbent must exhibit strongorganizational skills and the ability to multitask while engaging large groupsof people with complicated material.
Core Competencies Required
Professionalism, Managing Work,Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, QualityFocus, Communication, Guiding Interactions, Positive Approach, Planning &Organizing
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Instruction and StudentLearning
Teaches assigned courses asscheduled. Designs curriculum embracingdiversity, in all forms, to foster talent in students while modeling inclusiveteaching strategies, with an understanding of the socio-cultural issues oftraditionally underrepresented groups. Considers individual differences of students in order to design andsupport a range of appropriate learning activities. Participates in the identification ofstudents with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriateresource. Uses technology in a mannerappropriate to the nature and objectives of courses and programs and communicatesclearly to students the expectations concerning the use of suchtechnology. Keeps accurate andappropriate records in accordance with departmental policies.
Maintains attendance records,determines, and submits grades timely, and in accordance with establishedpolicies and procedures of the College, and communicates progress feedback aswell as other relevant information to students throughout the semester. Distributes and maintain accurate syllabithat incorporates departmental, college, cross-college, and instructorrequirements. Conducts classespunctually and in accordance with the prescribed 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 andAdvisement
Creates a positive classroomatmosphere that encourages active and collaborative learning, student effort,academic challenge, student and faculty interaction, and support forlearners. Uses technology to assist incommunication with students. Encouragesa sense of community among students for learning both inside and outside theclassroom.
Refers students to appropriatestudent and academic support services available at the College or in thecommunity.
Diversity, Equity &Inclusion
Helps to ensure the College meetsits responsibilities in identifying areas of opportunity and systemic concernswhile 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 are able to contributeto their full potential, regardless of their differences. Ensures accessible and inclusive curriculumdesign and teaching strategies, and specifically promotes, advises, andsupports curriculum development aimed at creating a diverse and equitablelearning environment.
Fosters and maintains a safeenvironment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and membersof the community.
Other Duties andResponsibilities
Attend all department meetings andrequired trainings.
Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential jobfunctions described in this position description. While performing duties of this job, theemployee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer.The employee frequently sits for periods of time, stands, and walks. Employee converses verbally or manually withothers in person as well as by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusingon a computer screen. Employeeoccasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.
Typical office and classroomenvironment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: online instruction techniques and methods; Microsoft Office; requisite or willing to gain requisite computer skills needed for Blackboard and/or other student support systems; 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 inAfrican-American history or African-American/African studies. Previous teaching or teaching assistantexperience. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrableability to gain access to work site(s).
Additional Information: May be needed to teach at off campus sites and distance learning courses.