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Adjunct-Environmental Science, Safety & Health (Pool)

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Requisition ID: req3365

Job Title: Adjunct-Environmental Science, Safety & Health (Pool)

Department: Design, Construction & Trades

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: $53.88 per contact hour

Schedule: Hours vary depending on course assignment and could include day, evening, or weekend


Job Description: TheCollege
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 hasestablished Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regionaleconomy and a premier community college that is changing the nation's educationand workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses,at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation'sonly institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACCGuided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiativethrough the Lumina Foundation.

ColumbusState employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, andsupportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitivecompensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional developmentopportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of ColumbusState faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proudto be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebratesthe 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 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.

The Adjunct – Environmental Science, Safety & Health position provides quality instruction and maintains a positive learningenvironment in the classroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching,supporting, and evaluating students. The Adjunct role provides instruction andmonitors teaching/learning effectiveness in coursesassigned by the Department Chair or other leadership members. The incumbent must exhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask while engaging large groups of people with complicated material.


Instruction & Student Learning
Teaches assigned courses asscheduled. Designs a curriculum that embraces diversity, in all forms, to foster talentin students while modeling inclusive teachingstrategies, with an understanding of the socio-cultural issues of traditionally underrepresented groups. Considers the individual differences of students in order to design and support a range of appropriate learning activities. Participates in the identification of studentswith academic or other needs and respondsby utilizing appropriate resources. Usestechnology in a manner appropriate tothe nature and objectives of courses and programs and communicates clearly to students the expectations concerning theuse of such technology. Keeps accurateand appropriate records in accordance with department policies.

Maintains attendance records,determines and submits grades timely and in  accordance with established policiesand procedures of the College, and communicates progress feedback as well as otherrelevant information to students throughout the semester. Distributes and maintainsan accurate syllabus that incorporates department, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements. Conducts classespunctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule. Employsappropriate assessment techniques to measure students’ performance in achieving course goals and objectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, Lead Instructor, and Chairpersonrelative to teaching duties and professional development.

Student Engagement & Advisement
Createsa positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active and collaborative learning, student effort,academic challenge, student and faculty interaction, and support for learners. Uses technology to assist in communicationwith students. Encourages a sense ofcommunity among students for learning both insideand outside the classroom.

Refers students to appropriate studentand academic support services available at  the College or in the community.

Diversity,Equity & Inclusion
Creates a welcoming, inclusive,equitable, and productive work and learning environmentwhere all students, faculty members, and college employees feel valued and are able to contribute to theirfull potential, regardless of their differences. Ensures an accessible and inclusivecurriculum design and teaching strategies, and specifically promotes,advises, and supports curriculum development aimed at creating 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.

Attend all department meetings and required training.

Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Focus, Communication Guiding Interactions, Positive Approach, and Planning & Organizing


Knowledgeof: Computer and internet, online instruction techniques andmethods; Microsoft Office; requisiteor willing to gain requisite computer skills needed for Blackboard and/or otherstudent support systems; internet research; onlinecommunication, and record-keeping

Skill in: Providingquality instruction; learning technologies and the use of multi-mediatechnology to enhance student learning; instructional planning and presentation; incorporating critical thinking, effective communication, and other generaleducation outcomes in course content; effective time management; proficiency with online communication, and record-keeping

Abilityto: 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 ethnicbackgrounds, and students with disabilities; work independently without ongoingdirect supervision; meet deadlines; perform student learning outcomes; and maintainconfidential and sensitive information including FERPA.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the essential jobfunctions described in this position description. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity whenentering data into a computer. The employee frequently sits, stands, and walksfor periods of time. Employeeconverses verbally with others in person as well as by telephone or electronically. Vision demands include close, relativelydetailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, SoilScience, Natural Resources Management, Biology, Geology, Chemistry, or a closelyrelated scientific or engineering field specific to the course that is being taught.

Master’sdegree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Soil Science,Natural Resources Management, Biology, Geology, Chemistry, or closely related scientificor engineering field specific to the course that is being taught and priorteaching experience preferred.

StateMotor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(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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