Job Title: Adjunct-Digital Photography
Department: Art, Media & Design Department
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: $54.88 per contact hour
Schedule: Hybrid schedule. Opportunities are available for teaching days and evenings.
The Adjunct – Digital Photography position provides quality instruction and maintains a positive learning environment in the traditional classroom, hybrid, or fully online, 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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Instruction & Student Learning
Teaches assigned courses as scheduled. Teaches courses/curriculum embracing diversity, in all forms, to foster talent in students while modeling inclusive teaching strategies, with an understanding of the socio-cultural issues of traditionally underrepresented groups. 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 appropriate resources. 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 department 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 maintains 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, whether in class or fully online, that encourages active and collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student and faculty interaction, and support for learners. Uses technology to assist in communication with students. Encourages a sense of community among students for learning both inside and outside the classroom. Refers students to appropriate student and academic support services available at the College or in the community.
Diversity, Equity & 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 an 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 & RESPONSIBILITIESCORE COMPETENCIES
Attend all department meetings and required training.
Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Focus, Communication, Guiding Interactions, Positive Approach, and Planning & Organizing
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: The craft of Digital Photography, online instruction techniques, and methods; Microsoft Office; requisite or willing to gain requisite computer skills needed for Blackboard, online teaching and feedback protocols, 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; and 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, and maintain confidential and sensitive information, including FERPA.
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, stands, and walks for periods of time. Employee converses verbally or manually with others in person as well as by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.
Bachelor’s degree in Photography and fluency in either Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Bridge and Photoshop. Prior college teaching experience or professional retail or commercial photography experience. Please provide a URL portfolio of 20 images showcasing your photography. Master’s degree preferred.
State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).