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Adjunct Faculty, General and Organismal Biology

Employer
Joliet Junior College
Location
MC-Main Campus
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Job Details

Job location: MC-Main Campus - ROM-Romeoville Campus


Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2022-02-01
Req: REQ-428

Position Title:

Adjunct Faculty, General and Organismal Biology

Job Description:

POSITION: Adjunct Faculty, General and Organismal Biology
STATUS: Part time
DEPARTMENT: Natural Science/Physical Education
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
UNION: Adjunct Faculty
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Placement on salary schedule is dependent on qualifications.
MINIMUM PAY RATE: Qualifications include education and related work experience.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

POSITION SUMMARY

An adjunct community college instructor is an instructor hired for one semester to teach one or more courses for which he/she is qualified. The adjunct instructor reports to the appropriate Instructional Coordinator and/or Director, and provides quality instruction for the assigned courses. The instructor works with full-time staff in assessing students and following all course guidelines. Willingness to teach at other campus sites is required. Adjunct instructors may submit preferences for locations ad loads. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.

Provide direct and explicit instruction to students in assigned subject area(s) Monitor student progress, report outcomes, and refer students for additional assessments and/or support services Participate in annual student and chair/coordinator evaluations Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, assessments, and other established processes. Attend classes regularly; return college reports, credentials, and other requested documentation in a timely manner; effectively communicate with appropriate staff and director. Actively retain students through goal attainment Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials. Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and core values of the college and the department at all times Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract and/or by the department.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Teach at least one-two sections of General Biology or other biology as needed per semester.

2. Work closely with other instructors, special programs, and services within the college to determine placements, curriculum, and academic support.

3. Be willing to teach online and/or hybrid courses.

4. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.

5. Employ effective and innovative teaching methods in the classroom and laboratory.

6. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.

7. Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission.

8. Teach at other campus sites as needed.

9. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.

10. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Master’s Degree in Biology or closely related field with emphasis on organismal biology.

2. Two (1) years of teaching experience at the collegiate level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Doctoral Degree in Biology with emphasis on Organismal Biology, or closely related field.

2. Experience at the community college level.

3. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction.

4. Experience in teaching online and/or using course management programs.

5. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.

6. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.

7. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

1. Normal classroom and laboratory (indoor and outdoor) physical demands.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. Classroom and laboratory (indoor and outdoor) teaching environment.

PRIORITY CONSIDERATION DATE

Immediate Consideration

Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:

28

Organization

Working at Joliet Junior College 

Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC also provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse personnel is the cornerstone of JJC's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The College supports this commitment by providing personnel with excellent terms and conditions of employment, outstanding health and welfare benefits and programs for a secure retirement.

JJC employees work in a wide variety of roles within the college, including faculty, support staff, and administrative positions. With such a diverse range of professions, JJC ensures that a wealth of development opportunities is available to employees. From personal growth, career advancement, and a dynamic and rewarding work atmosphere, employees have the resources they need to achieve a successful and fulfilling career at JJC.

Joliet Junior College's open search procedures allow us to find the best available candidates for positions and to provide a balanced workforce to reflect the ethnic composition of the District we serve.

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Website
Telephone
815-280-2266
Location
1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet
IL
60433
United States
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