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Annually Contracted Faculty, Political Science

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Requisition ID: req3691

Job Title: Annually Contracted Faculty, Political Science

Department: Arts & Sciences Programs

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Annually Contracted Faculty

Employment Status: Board Approved

Bargaining Unit: CSEA(Faculty)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Contract

Compensation Range: 59.47 - 59.47

Schedule: Works a varying schedule, including nights & weekends to meet departmental needs.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Temporary Full-Time Annually Contracted Faculty (ACF) for College Credit Plus (CCP) member creates, manages and participates in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives. The Annually Contracted Faculty member
participates collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department and the college and of the collective and individual interests of its staff and student body. The contracted faculty member supports and seeks ways to fulfill the guiding concepts for the College embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision adopted by the board of education. This position description is in association with the Annually Contracted Faculty contract. This position is intended to be in Political Science instruction. This position will focus on fulfilling the College’s commitment to College Credit Plus for Spring Semester 2022, which requires
a willingness to work with high school students, teachers, and counselors.

CORE COMPETENCIES
Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, and Leadership

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Instruction and 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. Designs curriculum embracing diversity, in all forms, to foster talent in students while modeling inclusive teaching strategies, with an understanding of the sociocultural issues of traditionally underrepresented groups. Considers individual differences of students in order to design and support a range of appropriate learning activities. Participates in identifying students with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriate resource. Uses technology appropriately 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 the Faculty Handbook and departmental policies.

Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades timely and in accordance with established policies and procedures of the College, communicates progress feedback, and other relevant information to students throughout the semester. Create and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporate departmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements. Participates in selecting appropriate materials to support the course curriculum in accordance with the College’s guidelines. Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule. Employs and assists in designing and developing appropriate assessment techniques to measure students’ performance in achieving course goals and objectives. Be a facilitator of learning in a digital environment.

Student Engagement and 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 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.

Continuous Improvement
Promotes continual improvement as part of the cycle of teaching and learning by assisting, as appropriate, in the maintenance of instructional materials and laboratory facilities; contributing, as appropriate, to the development, selection, and improvement of instructional materials, laboratories, and other instructional facilities; providing guidance in the development, maintenance, and design of course description, course outlines, and syllabi; recommending modifications to the curriculum and participating in the design of new curricula.

Completes all mandatory performance evaluation measures within specified time limits and participates in all required training by the College. Shares best practices with colleagues in formal or informal settings. Participates in instructional, departmental, or institutional research to improve educational effectiveness. Evaluates teaching and assessment practices to continue improving them. Provides feedback, as appropriate, regarding the general operations of the department, division, and the College. Participates, as appropriate, in the interviewing, selection, and orientation processes of department faculty and staff. Provides advice and assistance to faculty within the department, division, or College. Attends faculty meetings as called by the President, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean, or Department Chairperson; and participates, as appropriate, on departmental and divisional committees.

Professional Development 
Maintains a personal portfolio for tenure and promotion review and other career-related needs. Employs student, administrative, and self-appraisals to establish goals and objectives for professional development and participates in professional development activities. Contributes, as appropriate, to the planning, evaluation, and presentation of college professional development programs. Maintains required professional credentials, licensing, and continuing education hours as the disciplinary standards dictate.

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 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 community members.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
Provides consultative assistance to and advises, as appropriate, student organizations and groups. Contributes to the community and the profession as a representative of the College. Participates in local, statewide, or national levels in the advancement of the discipline and the two-year college mission. Works a varying schedule, including nights and weekends, to meet departmental needs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Knowledge of: digital course development and delivery; on-line instruction techniques and methods; computers and software, including cloud applications, to include Microsoft Office applications (Work, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); instructional best practices; global issues and a genuine curiosity for societal
and world affairs, specifically in higher education.

Skill in: strong verbal and written communication; maintaining good public relations; customer service; creative problem-solving; excellent judgement; conflict resolution; general typing; application of job software programs; course design and development; digital course development and delivery; social media;
providing quality instruction, including active and collaborative teaching techniques and support to a diverse student body; learning technologies and 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.

Ability to: collaborate with the College’s community partners, including K-12 organizations, higher education institutions, as well as business and industry; demonstrate collegiality and collaboration across all college divisions; manage curriculum development projects; perform student learning outcomes assessments; demonstrate teaching strategies that focus on student-centered learning; demonstrate a commitment to improving student learning through innovative strategies that aid student success and
retention and reflect current educational trends; adapt to multi-campus organizational work environments, as well as changes in discipline; maintain confidential and sensitive information, including FERPA; perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects; develop, plan and implement goals; work independently.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into a computer. The employee frequently sits for periods, stands, and walks. The employee converses verbally or manually with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Typical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise is typical in business offices. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 
Master's degree in Political Science or Master's degree with at least 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in Political Science.  At least one (1) year college teaching experience.   State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

**APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS**
Must attach curriculum vitae/resume, cover letter, and appropriate transcripts with application.

Organization

About Columbus State Community College

Columbus State is one of the largest colleges in Ohio, serving approximately 45,000 students annually. Committed to equity and accessibility, and driven to innovate on behalf of our students and our community at large, Columbus State is positioned as Central Ohio’s front door to higher education. Embracing a partnership mindset, Columbus State collaborates with university partners to provide affordable bachelor’s degree options, and with the region’s major employers to develop relevant, real-world educational offerings that produce in-demand workforce talent.

Locations

Columbus State offers convenient access to classes and college services at its locations across Central Ohio. Our Columbus Campus is located in the downtown Creative Campus neighborhood of the city’s Discovery District, while our Delaware Campus serves students in the fast-growing northern part of the region. Our Regional Learning Centers are located in Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Westerville at Otterbein University, and The Southwest Center at Bolton Field.

National Recognition

Columbus State’s commitment to diverse, equitable and inclusive outcomes for our students and a better society is reflected in our recognition as the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award winner by Achieving the Dream, a national network dedicated to eliminating equity gaps in community college education. Columbus State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction and a 2021 member of its Racial Equity Leadership Academy initiative to further institutional racial equity change.

Points of Distinction

• In August 2019, Columbus State opened the new home for its School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Mitchell Hall.

• The College is a leader in The College Credit Plus Program, an Ohio Department of Education strategy aimed at increasing educational attainment.

• Thanks to its strong academic foundation, Columbus State is extremely successful in the grant-writing arena, with 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million.

• Columbus State holds an annual Day of Service, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer at dozens of locations around the area, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of service each year.

• In 2018, Columbus State adopted Four Pillars of Student Financial Stability and is actively partnering with community organizations to help solve issues of housing and food insecurity for our students.

• In 2019, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State opened on the Columbus Campus to help address food insecurity for students and the larger community.

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