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Adjunct - Microbiology

Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH

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Requisition ID: req3714

Job Title: Adjunct - Microbiology

Department: Biological & Physical Sciences

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

Schedule: Hours vary depending on course assignment; day, evening or weekend hours.

Job Description: 

Position Summary

The Adjunct, Microbiology,Biological and Physical Sciences, position provides quality instruction andmaintains a positive learning environment in the classroom, with major emphasisplaced on teaching, supporting and evaluating students.  The Adjunct role provides instruction andmonitors teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by the DepartmentChair, or other leadership members.  Theincumbent must exhibit strong organizational skills and the ability tomultitask while engaging large groups of people with complicated material.

Core Competencies Required

Professionalism, Managing Work,Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, QualityFocus, Adaptability, Continuous Learning, Managing Relationships,Communication, Technology Savvy, Positive Approach


Instruction & StudentLearning

Teaches assigned courses asscheduled.  Designs curriculum embracingdiversity, in all forms, to foster talent in students while modeling inclusiveteaching strategies, with an understanding of the socio-cultural issues oftraditionally underrepresented groups.  Considers individual differences of students in order to design andsupport a range of appropriate learning activities.  Participates in the identification ofstudents with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriateresource.  Uses technology in a mannerappropriate to the nature and objectives of courses and programs andcommunicates clearly to students the expectations concerning the use of suchtechnology.  Keeps accurate andappropriate records in accordance with departmental policies.

Maintains attendance records,determines and submits grades timely, and in accordance with establishedpolicies and procedures of the College, and communicates progress feedback aswell as other relevant information to students throughout the semester.  Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi thatincorporates departmental, college, cross-college,and instructor requirements.    Conductsclasses punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule.  Employs appropriate assessment techniques tomeasure students’ performance in achieving course goals and objectives.  Engages in periodic meetings with thedepartment, Lead Instructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties andprofessional development.

Student Engagement &Advisement

Creates a positive classroomatmosphere that encourages active and collaborative learning, student effort,academic challenge, student and faculty interaction, and support forlearners.  Uses technology to assist incommunication with students.  Encouragesa sense of community among students for learning both inside and outside theclassroom.

Refers students to appropriatestudent and academic support services available at the College or in thecommunity.

Diversity, Equity &Inclusion

Helps to ensure the College meetsits responsibilities in identifying areas of opportunity and systemic concernswhile 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 contributeto their full potential, regardless of their differences.  Ensures accessible and inclusive curriculumdesign and teaching strategies, and specifically promotes, advises, andsupports curriculum development aimed at creating a diverse and equitablelearning environment.

Fosters and maintains a safe environmentof respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of thecommunity.

Other Duties andResponsibilities

Attend all department meetings andrequired trainings.

Usual PhysicalRequirements

Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential jobfunctions described in this position description.  While performing duties of this job, theemployee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer.The employee frequently sits for periods of time, stands, and walks.  Employee converses verbally or manually withothers in person as well as by telephone.  Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusingon a computer screen.  Employeeoccasionally lifts up to 10 pounds. 

Working Conditions

Typicaloffice and classroom environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: online instruction techniques and methods; Microsoft Office; requisite or willing to gain requisite computer skills needed for Blackboard and/or other student support systems; 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree or higher from an accredited academic institution in the discipline of microbiology. Medical professional degree (MD, DVM, DO or other pertinent post-baccalaureate degree) will also be considered. Experience in the procedures of a teaching/learning laboratory setting. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. degree; prior teaching experience, experience using an online course management system (Blackboard, Edmodo, Moodle) and online course instruction techniques and methods.


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.


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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