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Annually Contracted Faculty, Environmental Science, Safety and Health

Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH

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Requisition ID: req3216

Job Title: Annually Contracted Faculty, Environmental Science, Safety and Health

Department: Design, Construction & Trades

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Annually Contracted Faculty

Employment Status: Board Approved

Bargaining Unit: CSEA(Faculty)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Contract

Compensation Range: 53.86 - 53.86

Schedule: Monday - Friday, hours may vary

End Date(if applicable): 

Job Description: 

 The College Communitycolleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make highereducation an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join atwo-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 has establishedColumbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy and apremier community college that is changing the nation's education and workforcelandscapes.
With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, several regional learningcenters, and online, Columbus State is the nation's only institution recognizedas an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution,and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the LuminaFoundation.  The College is also a proud partner to over 40 high schoolsin the Central Ohio area to create pathways from high school to college thatencourage qualified young people to earn dual credit – high school and college credit– while they are still in high school.
ColumbusState employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culturethat rewards innovation and vision, and our adjunct faculty enjoy competitivecompensation and professional development opportunities. In addition, we arededicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staffreflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part ofa community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs,and lifestyles that define Central Ohio. The City Columbus, Ohio, is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30other colleges and universities, as well as the headquarters of multipleFortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America's fastest-growing cities,offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shoppingopportunities, and more. That's why Central Ohio residents find living here sofulfilling, both professionally and personally.

Position Summary
TheAnnually Contracted Faculty (ACF) member creates, manages, and participates ina variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunitiesfor students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learningobjectives. The Annually Contracted Faculty member participates collaborativelyand professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the generalwell-being of the department and the college and of the collective andindividual interests of its staff and student body. The contracted facultymember supports and seeks always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the Collegeembodied in the philosophy, mission, values, and vision adopted by the board ofeducation. This position description is in association with the AnnuallyContracted Faculty contract. This position will be in the EnvironmentalScience, Safety, and Health department. 


Instruction and Student Learning
Teaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumes primary responsibility forand exercises oversight of the curriculum in conjunction with the Department'spolicies, ensuring both the rigor of programs and the quality of instruction.

Considers individual differences of students in order to design and support arange of appropriate learning activities. Participates in the identification ofstudents with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriateresource. Uses technology in a manner appropriate to the nature and objectivesof courses and programs and communicates clearly to students the expectationsconcerning the use of such technology. 

Keepsaccurate and appropriate records in accordance with the Faculty Handbook anddepartmental policies, maintains attendance records, determines and submitsgrades timely and in accordance with established policies and procedures of theCollege, and communicates progress feedback as well as other relevantinformation to students throughout the semester. 

Create and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporates departmental, college,cross-college, and instructor requirements.
Participates in the selection of appropriate materials to support coursecurriculum in accordance with the College's guidelines. Conducts classespunctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule. 

Employsand assists in the design and development of appropriate assessment techniquesto measure students' performance in achieving course goals and objectives. Be afacilitator of learning in a digital environment.

Student Engagement andAdvisement
Createsa positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active and collaborativelearning, student effort, academic challenge, student and faculty interaction,and support for learners. Maintains posted office hours in accordance withdepartmental and policies of the College. 

Usestechnology to assist in communication with students. Encourages a sense ofcommunity among students for learning both inside and outside the classroom.

Advisespotential or current students within the discipline about the program, career,or transfer options available to assist with degree completion. Refers studentsto appropriate student and academic support services available at the Collegeor in the community.

Continuous Improvement
Promotescontinual improvement as part of the cycle of teaching and learning byassisting, as appropriate, in the maintenance of instructional materials andlaboratory facilities; contributing, as appropriate, to the development,selection, and improvement of instructional materials, laboratories, and otherinstructional facilities; providing guidance in the development, maintenance,and design of course description, course outlines, and syllabi; recommendingmodifications to the curriculum and participating in the design of newcurricula.

Completesall mandatory performance evaluation measures within specified time limits andparticipates in all required training by the College. Shares best practiceswith colleagues in formal or informal settings. Participates ininstructional, departmental, or institutional research to improve educationaleffectiveness. Evaluates teaching and assessment practices to continueimproving them.

Providesfeedback, as appropriate, regarding the department's general operations,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 VicePresident of Academic Affairs, Dean or Department Chairperson; andparticipates, as appropriate, on departmental and divisional committees.

Professional Development
Employsstudent, administrative, and self-appraisals to establish goals and objectivesfor professional development and participates in professional developmentactivities. Contributes, as appropriate, to the planning, evaluation, and/orpresentation of college professional development programs.  Maintainsrequired professional credentials, licensing, and continuing education hours asdisciplinary standards dictate.

Diversity, Equity, andInclusion
Helpsto ensure the College meets its responsibilities in identifying areas ofopportunity and systemic concerns while reporting complaints alleging discrimination.

Creates a welcoming, inclusive, equitable, and productive work and learningenvironment, where all students, faculty members, and college employees feelvalued and able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of theirdifferences. 
Ensures accessible and inclusive curriculum design and teaching strategies andspecifically promotes, advises, and supports curriculum development aimed atcreating 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 
Providesconsultative assistance to and advises, as appropriate, student organizationsand groups. Contributes to the community and/or the profession as arepresentative of the College. Participates in local, statewide, or nationallevels in the advancement of the discipline and/or the two-year collegemission.

Worksa varying schedule, including nights & weekends, to meet departmentalneeds. Must be available to teach on-site at the Main Campus and travel toRegional Campuses, as scheduled.

Core Competencies
Professionalism,Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus,Collaboration, and Leadership

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 Knowledge of: digital course development anddelivery; online instruction techniques and methods computers, software,including cloud applications, to include Microsoft Office applications (Word,Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); Blackboard; internet research instructional bestpractices; global issues and a genuine curiosity for societal and worldaffairs, specifically in higher education.

Skill in: strong verbal and written communications;maintaining good public relations; customer service; creative problem-solving;excellent judgment; conflict resolution; general typing; application of jobsoftware programs; course design and development; digital course developmentand delivery; social media; providing quality instruction, including active andcollaborative teaching techniques, and support to a diverse student body;learning technologies and use of multi-media technology to enhance studentlearning; instructional planning and presentation; incorporating criticalthinking, effective communication, and other general education outcomes incourse content.

Ability to: collaborate with the College's communitypartners, including K-12 organizations, higher education institutions, as wellas business and industry; demonstrate collegiality and collaboration across allcollege divisions; manage curriculum development projects perform studentlearning outcomes assessments; demonstrate teaching strategies that focus onstudent-centered learning; demonstrate a commitment to improving studentlearning through innovative strategies that aid student success and retentionand reflect current educational trends; adapt to multi-campus organizationalwork environments, as well as changes in discipline; maintain confidential andsensitive information, including FERPA; perform complex tasks and prioritizemultiple projects; develop, plan and implement goals; work independently.

Physical Requirements
Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential job functions described in this position description. Whileperforming the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digitaldexterity when entering data into a computer. The employee frequently sits forperiods of time, stands, and walks. Employee converses verbally or manuallywith others in person as well as by telephone. Vision demands include close,relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. The employeeoccasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Soil Science, Natural Resources Management, Biology, Geology, Chemistry, or closely related scientific or engineering field specific to the course that is being taught. Work experience in the environmental and/or safety fields.

Experience in soil testing prefered.

Must have a State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).


About Columbus State Community College

Columbus State is one of the largest colleges in Ohio, serving approximately 45,000 students annually. Committed to equity and accessibility, and driven to innovate on behalf of our students and our community at large, Columbus State is positioned as Central Ohio’s front door to higher education. Embracing a partnership mindset, Columbus State collaborates with university partners to provide affordable bachelor’s degree options, and with the region’s major employers to develop relevant, real-world educational offerings that produce in-demand workforce talent.


Columbus State offers convenient access to classes and college services at its locations across Central Ohio. Our Columbus Campus is located in the downtown Creative Campus neighborhood of the city’s Discovery District, while our Delaware Campus serves students in the fast-growing northern part of the region. Our Regional Learning Centers are located in Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Westerville at Otterbein University, and The Southwest Center at Bolton Field.

National Recognition

Columbus State’s commitment to diverse, equitable and inclusive outcomes for our students and a better society is reflected in our recognition as the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award winner by Achieving the Dream, a national network dedicated to eliminating equity gaps in community college education. Columbus State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction and a 2021 member of its Racial Equity Leadership Academy initiative to further institutional racial equity change.

Points of Distinction

• In August 2019, Columbus State opened the new home for its School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Mitchell Hall.

• The College is a leader in The College Credit Plus Program, an Ohio Department of Education strategy aimed at increasing educational attainment.

• Thanks to its strong academic foundation, Columbus State is extremely successful in the grant-writing arena, with 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million.

• Columbus State holds an annual Day of Service, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer at dozens of locations around the area, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of service each year.

• In 2018, Columbus State adopted Four Pillars of Student Financial Stability and is actively partnering with community organizations to help solve issues of housing and food insecurity for our students.

• In 2019, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State opened on the Columbus Campus to help address food insecurity for students and the larger community.

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