Job Title: Adjunct - English, Developmental Reading and Writing
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: May include daytime, evenings, or Saturdays.
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.
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.
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
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
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.
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.