Adjunct - Psychology Instructor

Employer
Southwestern Michigan College
Location
Dowagiac, MI

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Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Posting Number:

20110416-1

Job Title:

Adjunct - Psychology Instructor

Job Category:

Adjunct

Department:

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Job Description Summary:

Seeking Adjunct Instructors to teach General Psychology courses starting in the Fall 2022 semester. Courses are scheduled to meet face-to-face, daytime, at the Niles and Dowagiac campus. Online classes are not available at this time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach courses consisting of 3 hours of lecture per week.
  • Work comfortably with a diverse student population, including dual-enrolled high school students, traditional college students, and nontraditional college students.
  • Utilize a variety of student engagement strategies in the classroom to ensure active student participation.
  • Be accessible to students.
  • Grade assignments and respond to student inquiries.
  • Provide timely feedback to students’ questions and concerns.
  • Become familiar with rules, regulations, administrative practices, guidelines and policies of the College.
  • The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with at least 18 semester credit hours of graduate coursework in the content area
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in subject matter
  • Previous college teaching experience

Other Information:

All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

1. The physical activity of this position:A. Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.B. Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.C. Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.D. Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information though oral communication and to make the discriminations in sounds.
2. The physical requirements of this position.
Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

3. The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision.
The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

4. The conditions the employee will be subject to in this position.
The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Close Date:

06/30/2022

Quicklink:

https://swmich.peopleadmin.com/postings/3722

Accept References:

Yes

Minimum Requests:

3

Maximum Requests:

3

Organization

Working at Southwestern Michigan College

Accreditations/Affiliations

Since joining the ranks of other prestigious Michigan colleges in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College has continually expanded its curriculum and now offers more than 30 Associate degrees. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Southwestern Michigan College is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Colleges and universities periodically engage in a process of self-study and external review in order to renew their accreditation status. Southwestern Michigan College completed its self-study and was re-accredited through 2021.

Core Values

The core values of Southwestern Michigan College describe the beliefs that direct the college in all that it does.

  • “Excellence with a Personal Touch” is a working principle guiding our actions.
  • High quality is inherent in all that Southwestern Michigan College does.
  • We have a commitment to be responsible managers of college resources: human resources by promoting growth, satisfaction, and empowerment; financial resources by operating with a balanced budget and investing in the future; physical resources by maintaining a high quality physical plant.
  • We believe in “Knowledge for all.” As the only institution of higher education in the district, Southwestern Michigan College has the dual responsibilities of providing postsecondary career preparation for those who are seeking immediate employment and college coursework and degrees for those seeking baccalaureate degrees.
  • We have a commitment to being a learner-centered college, developing students through a total college life experience and providing them with 21st century services.

Mission Statement

The mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to serve our community by providing affordable local access to high quality postsecondary career preparation and college education – including the total college life experience.

Degrees/Certificates

A Michigan community college that averages in the top 5 percent for student transfer success, Southwestern Michigan College offers programs that lead to Associate degrees and/or certificates.

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