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Adjunct - Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Academy

Employer
Kirkwood Community College
Location
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Job Details

JOB GOAL:

To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

$1280 per credit hour of instruction, 12 credits per location

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

Kirkwood Community College is seeking an enthusiastic and technically trained adjunct instructor to teach academy offerings in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Academy. Opportunities are available in both Hiawatha (7:30-9:00 am) and Monticello (1:30-3:00 pm) August-May.

Courses include: Construction Safety, Workbase Learning: Industrial Tech, Architectural Plans and Specs, Structures and MEP, and Construction Lab.

The instructor must evaluate, record, and report student achievement and progress in assigned courses in accordance with department, division, and College policies and procedures. The instructor is responsible for teaching in a face-to-face delivery format.

The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge base in their discipline (industry career field) and teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Primary duties will include instructing students in the course and communicating with department staff, students, and other faculty to ensure learner success.


UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be able and willing to deliver courses in variable delivery times, methods, and locations as required by the college.
  • Effectively organize, prepare, and teach assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi to students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Evaluate student performance and provide timely feedback on a regular basis.
  • Utilize the Kirkwood Learning Management System to post course syllabi and relevant documents and provide access to student grade book.
  • Make student referrals when deemed necessary to the other college personnel such as the dean, counselor, Financial Aid, etc., for more specialized information and assistance.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  • PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Manage a classroom setting in a way or manner that is acceptable and consistent with department and College objectives, guidelines, policies and practices.
  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making classroom decisions.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of personal computers and educational media equipment.
  • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
  • Possess strong human relations skills. Get along with diverse personalities.
  • The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

    Position involves working in a classroom setting. Occasional (10-33%) sitting, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) standing, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in the area or a related area of study or occupational area in which the instructor is teaching classes (or)
  • Special training and at least 6,000 hours of recent and relevant work experience in the occupational area or related industry certifications in which the instructor teaches classes if the candidate possesses less than a bachelor’s degree.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:

  • 3-year minimum of relevant and recent work history in ACE related industry.
  • Familiarity or experience with teaching at a community college.

  • EEO AA/STATEMENT:

    Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: [email protected].

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    Working at Kirkwood Community College 

    Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is a globally recognized leader in higher education where learner success has always been a focal point. For more than 50 years, Kirkwood faculty and staff have cultivated a welcoming and motivating environment that meets students where they are, and helps them get exactly where they want to be. With one of the lowest tuition in the state, more than 130 programs to choose from, flexible class offerings, and convenient locations across seven counties in Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood makes higher education more accessible for people in all walks of life. Through affordable, innovative educational training and many impactful community partnerships, Kirkwood hopes to continue strengthening the regional workforce for years to come.

    As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks, including:

    • Professional development opportunities
    • Free use of the Kirkwood Recreation Center
    • On campus retail discounts at places like our bookstore, Eagle Tech, cafeteria and hotel (yes, we have a hotel too!)
    • Free admission to performing arts and athletic events
    • Computer and software purchasing program through Eagle Tech, our Apple-authorized campus store
    • Employee tuition discounts and half-price tuition for family members
    • Generous leave policies that provide a work-life balance
    • Choice of retirement programs and unheard-of employer contribution
    • Competitive Total Rewards packages
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