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.
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.
ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
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.
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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
KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
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).