Adjunct - Human Biology Instructor

Employer
Southwestern Michigan College
Location
Dowagiac, MI
Closing date
Aug 13, 2021

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Job Details

Posting Number:

20110395-1

Job Title:

Adjunct - Human Biology Instructor

Job Category:

Adjunct

Department:

MATH & SCIENCES

Job Description Summary:

Seeking adjunct faculty to teach courses in Human Biology, Human Anatomy, and/or Physiology starting in the Fall 2021 semester. Current available courses require face-to-face daytime and/or evening availability at the Dowagiac and/or Niles campuses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Teach courses consisting of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab work per week
• Prepare labs and maintain a safe lab environment
• Be accessible to students
• Grade assignments and respond to student inquiries
• Provide timely feedback to students’ questions and concerns
• Become familiar with rules, regulations, administrative practices, guidelines and policies of the College
• Provide the department with student performance data that is required for regular outcomes assessment
• Work comfortably with a diverse student population that includes dual-enrolled high school students, traditional college students, and nontraditional college students
• The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • 18 Graduate credits or equivalent in Human Anatomy/Physiology or related coursework

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in subject
  • Community College teaching experience

Other Information:

All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

1. The physical activity of this position.
A. Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
B. Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
C. Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
D. Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.
E. Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
F. Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
G. Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
H. Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
I. Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.

2. The physical requirements of this position.
Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

3. The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision.
The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

4. The conditions the employee will be subject to in this position.
The employee is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

Close Date:

08/13/2021

Quicklink:

https://swmich.peopleadmin.com/postings/3466

Accept References:

Yes

Minimum Requests:

3

Maximum Requests:

3

Organization

Working at Southwestern Michigan College

Accreditations/Affiliations

Since joining the ranks of other prestigious Michigan colleges in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College has continually expanded its curriculum and now offers more than 30 Associate degrees. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Southwestern Michigan College is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Colleges and universities periodically engage in a process of self-study and external review in order to renew their accreditation status. Southwestern Michigan College completed its self-study and was re-accredited through 2021.

Core Values

The core values of Southwestern Michigan College describe the beliefs that direct the college in all that it does.

  • “Excellence with a Personal Touch” is a working principle guiding our actions.
  • High quality is inherent in all that Southwestern Michigan College does.
  • We have a commitment to be responsible managers of college resources: human resources by promoting growth, satisfaction, and empowerment; financial resources by operating with a balanced budget and investing in the future; physical resources by maintaining a high quality physical plant.
  • We believe in “Knowledge for all.” As the only institution of higher education in the district, Southwestern Michigan College has the dual responsibilities of providing postsecondary career preparation for those who are seeking immediate employment and college coursework and degrees for those seeking baccalaureate degrees.
  • We have a commitment to being a learner-centered college, developing students through a total college life experience and providing them with 21st century services.

Mission Statement

The mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to serve our community by providing affordable local access to high quality postsecondary career preparation and college education – including the total college life experience.

Degrees/Certificates

A Michigan community college that averages in the top 5 percent for student transfer success, Southwestern Michigan College offers programs that lead to Associate degrees and/or certificates.

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