Job Title: Adjunct - Engineering
Department: Biological & Physical Sciences
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 on 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 – Engineering positionprovides quality instruction and maintains a positive learning environment in theclassroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting, and evaluatingstudents. The Adjunct role provides instruction and monitors teaching/learningeffectiveness in courses assigned by the Department Chair, or other leadershipmembers. The incumbent must exhibit strong organizational skills and theability to multitask while engaging large groups of people with complicatedmaterial.
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 and assumes primary responsibility for and exercises oversight of thecurriculum in conjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuring both therigor of programs and the quality of instruction. Considers individualdifferences of students in order to design and support a range of appropriatelearning 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 and objectives of courses andprograms and communicates clearly to students the expectations concerning theuse of such technology. Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordancewith 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 syllabi that incorporates departmental,college, cross-college, and instructor requirements.
Conducts classes punctually and inaccordance with the prescribed meeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessmenttechniques to measure students’ performance in achieving course goals andobjectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, Lead Instructor,and Chairperson relative to teaching duties and professional development.
Student Engagement andAdvisement
Creates a positive classroomatmosphere that encourages active and collaborative learning, student effort,academic challenge, student and faculty interaction, and support for learners.Uses technology to assist in communication with students. Encourages a sense ofcommunity among students for learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Advises potential or currentstudents within the discipline about the program, career, or transfer optionsavailable to assist with degree completion. 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 accessibleand inclusive curriculum design and teaching strategies, and specificallypromotes, advises, and supports curriculum development aimed at creating adiverse and equitable learning 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 ofthis job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering datainto computer. The employee frequently sits for periods of time, stands, andwalks. Employee converses verbally or manually with others in person as well asby telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision whenfocusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.
Typicaloffice and classroom environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical tobusiness offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: computer programming, Solid Works (CAD); Statistics, Dynamics or Mechanics of Materials; online instruction techniques and methods; Microsoft Office; Blackboard; 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.
Master's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Physics from an accredited institution. StateMotor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(s).