Job Title: Adjunct Faculty - Psychology (Department of Psychology & Education)
Department: Psychology and Education
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
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 jobsuccessfully, 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 Faculty – Psychology position provides quality instruction andmaintains a positive learning environment in the classroom, with major emphasisplaced on teaching, supporting and evaluating students. The Adjunct roleprovides instruction and monitors teaching/learning effectiveness in coursesassigned by the Department Chair, or other leadership members. The incumbentmust exhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask whileengaging 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 & Organizing
Instructionand Student Learning
Teaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumes primary responsibilityfor and exercises oversight of the curriculum in conjunction with theDepartment’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 inclusiveteaching strategies, with an understanding of the socio- cultural issues oftraditionally underrepresented groups. Considers individual differences ofstudents in order to design andsupport a range of appropriate learning activities. Participates in the identification of students withacademic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriate resource. Usestechnology in a manner appropriate to the nature andobjectives of courses and programs and communicates clearly to students the expectations concerning theuse of such technology. Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordance with departmental policies.
Maintains attendancerecords, determines and submits grades timely, and in accordance withestablished policies and procedures of the College, and communicates progressfeedback as well as other relevant information to students throughout thesemester. Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporatesdepartmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements. Conductsclasses punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule.Employs appropriate assessment techniques to measure students’ performance inachieving course goals and objectives. Engages in periodic meetings with thedepartment, Lead Instructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties andprofessional development.
StudentEngagement and Advisement
Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active andcollaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student and facultyinteraction, and support for learners. Maintains posted office hours inaccordance with departmental and policies of the College. Uses technology toassist in communication with students. Encourages a sense of community amongstudents for learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Advises potential or current students within the discipline about theprogram, career, or transfer options available to assist with degreecompletion. Refers students to appropriate student and academic supportservices available at the College or in the community.
Diversity,Equity & Inclusion
Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in identifyingareas of opportunity and systemic concerns while reporting complaints allegingdiscrimination.
Creates a welcoming, inclusive, equitable and productive work andlearning environment where all students, faculty members, and college employeesfeel valued and are able to contribute to their full potential, regardless oftheir differences. Ensures accessible and inclusive curriculum design andteaching strategies, and specifically promotes, advises, and supportscurriculum development aimed at creating a diverse and equitable learningenvironment.
Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion forfaculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
OtherDuties and Responsibilities
Attend all departmentmeetings and required trainings.
Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialjob functions described in this position description. While performing dutiesof this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when enteringdata into computer. The employee frequently sits for periods of time, stands,and walks. Employee converses verbally or manually with others in person aswell as by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed visionwhen focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts, up to 10pounds.
Typical office and classroom environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Constructive Theory, Stereotype Threat, Goal Persistence and Motivation, Human Growth and Development, Social Cognition, Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Development, Pediatric Psychopathy and Therapy, Cultural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 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.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; perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects; develop, plan and implement goals; work independently.
Master's Degree in Psychology,Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, ExperimentalCognitive Psychology, Experimental Social Psychology, or School Psychology. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education.
Additional Information: May be needed to teach at off campus sites and assist with the instruction of distance learning courses.