Job Title: Adjunct- Social Welfare & Policy/Introduction to Social Work (Pool)
Department: Human Services
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 upon course assignment. Day, evening or weekend hours.
The Ideal Candidate
Columbus State seeks to attract faculty who believe in the community college mission; who are academically and culturally diverse; who believe the student comes first, always; and who share in our commitment to student success. The ideal candidate is committed to academic excellence, continuous improvement through professional development, assessment, contributing to program and course development, and creating a collegial environment of civility, collaboration and open communication.
There is a particular need for qualified adjuncts to teach during the day at central Ohio area high schools as a part of the Columbus State College Credit Plus program and also at our Delaware campus and regional centers located in Dublin, Reynoldsburg and Westerville.
The Adjunct – Social Work position provides quality instruction and maintains a positive learning environment in the classroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting and evaluating students. The Adjunct role provides instruction and monitors teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned 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.
Core Competencies Required
Professionalism, Quality Focus, Managing Work, Communication, Continuous Improvement, Guiding Interactions, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Positive Approach, Collaboration, Planning & Organizing,
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Instruction & Student Learning
Teaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumes primary responsibility for and exercises oversight of the curriculum in conjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuring both the rigor of programs and the quality of instruction. Considers individual differences of students in order to design and support a range of appropriate learning activities. Participates in the identification of students with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriate resource. Uses technology in a manner appropriate to the nature and objectives of courses and programs and communicates clearly to students the expectations concerning the use of such technology. Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordance with departmental policies.
Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades timely, and in accordance with established policies and procedures of the College, and communicates progress feedback as well as other relevant information to students throughout the semester. Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporates departmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements. Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques to measure students’ performance in achieving course goals and objectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, Lead Instructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties and professional development.
Student Engagement & Advisement
Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active and collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student and faculty interaction, and support for learners. Maintains posted office hours in accordance with departmental and policies of the College. Uses technology to assist in communication with students. Encourages a sense of community among students for learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Advises potential or current students within the discipline about the program, career, or transfer options available to assist with degree completion. Refers students to appropriate student and academic support services available at the College or in the community.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in identifying areas of opportunity and systemic concerns while reporting complaints alleging discrimination.
Creates a welcoming, inclusive, equitable and productive work and learning environment where all students, faculty members, and college employees feel valued and are able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences. Ensures accessible and inclusive curriculum 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 trainings.
Usual Physical Requirements
While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering information into computer. The employee regularly sits, stands and walks for extended periods of time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds.
Typical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business 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 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.
Master's Degree in Social Work; Licensed Social Worker. At least five (5) years experience with macro-level social work (2251). State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Priorteaching experience at the post-secondary level