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Adjunct - English, Developmental Reading and Writing

Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH

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Requisition ID: req3380

Job Title: Adjunct - English, Developmental Reading and Writing

Department: English

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

Schedule: May include daytime, evenings, or Saturdays.

Job Description: 

The College
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 atColumbus State. 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,comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We arededicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staffreflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part ofa community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures,beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio. 

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 othercolleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500companies. 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.

Position Summary

The Adjunct– English (DevelopmentalReading and Writing) 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 and monitors teaching/learningeffectiveness in courses assigned bythe Department Chair or other leadership members. The incumbent must exhibit strong organizational skills and the ability tomultitask while engaging large groups of people with complicated material.

Core Competencies Required

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


Instruction and Student Learning

Teachesassigned courses as scheduled and assumes primary responsibility for andexercises oversight of the curriculum in conjunction with the Department’spolicies, ensuring both the rigor of programs and the quality of instruction.Considers individual differences of students in order to design and support arange of appropriate learning activities. Participates in the identification ofstudents with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriateresource.

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.

Maintainsattendance records, determines and submits grades on time, 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 maintains accurate syllabi that incorporate departmental, college, cross-college, and instructorrequirements. Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribedmeeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques to measurestudents’ performance in achieving course goals and objectives. Engages inperiodic meetings with the department, Lead Instructor, and Chairpersonrelative to teaching duties and professional development.

Student Engagement and Advisement

Creates apositive classroom atmosphere that encourages active and collaborativelearning, student effort, academic challenge, student and faculty interaction,and support for learners. Uses technology to assist incommunication with students. Encourages a sense of community among students forlearning both inside and outside the classroom. Uses skills in cultural competency when working with studentsand guiding inter-student activities.

Advises potentialor current students within the discipline about the program, career, ortransfer options available to assist with degree completion. Refers students toappropriate student and academic support services available at the College orin the community.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Attend all department meetings and required trainings.

Usual Physical Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Whileperforming duties of this job, the employee regularlyexhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employeefrequently sits for periods of time, stands, and walks. Employee converses verbally or manually with others in person as well as by telephone. Vision demands includeclose, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.

Working Conditions

Typicaloffice and classroom environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical tobusiness offices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: 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 of 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.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in English, Education, or a closely related field. A minimum of three years of experience teaching reading and/or writing.  State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience with adults or secondary students preferred.

Additional Information:  May involve teaching at both on-campus and off-campus locations, online, seated and hybrid modalities.


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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