Adjunct-Adjunct – Information Systems Technology -Game Dev

Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH

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Requisition ID: req3835

Job Title: Adjunct-Adjunct – Information Systems Technology -Game Dev

Department: Computer Science

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: Opportunities are available for teaching days, evenings, or weekends.

End Date(if applicable): 

Job Description: 


The Adjunct –Game Development position provides quality instructions and maintains a positivelearning environment in the classroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching,supporting and evaluating students. The Adjunct role provides instructions andmonitors teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by the DepartmentChairperson or other leadership members (but in consultation with theDepartment Chairperson). The incumbent must exhibit strong organizationalskills and the ability to multitask while engaging large groups of people withrequired and related materials.


Instruction & Student Learning

Teaches assigned coursesas scheduled. Designs curriculum embracing diversity, in all forms, to fostertalent in students while modeling inclusive teaching strategies, with anunderstanding of the socio-cultural issues of traditionally underrepresentedgroups. Considers individual differences of students in order to design andsupport a range of appropriate learning activities.  Participates in the identification of studentswith academic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriate resource.  Uses technology in a manner appropriateto the nature and objectives of courses and programs and communicates clearlyto students the expectations concerning the use of such technology. Keepsaccurate and appropriate records in accordance with departmental policies.

Maintains attendancerecords, determines and submits grades timely, and in accordance withestablished policies and procedures of the College, and communicates progressfeedback as well as other relevant information to students throughout thesemester. Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporatesdepartmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements. Conductsclasses punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule. Employsappropriate assessment techniques to measure students’ performance in achievingcourse goals and objectives.  Engages inperiodic meetings with the department, Lead Instructor, and Chairpersonrelative to teaching duties and professional development.

Student Engagement & Advisement

Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages activeand collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student andfaculty interaction, and support for learners. Uses technology to assist incommunication with students. Encourages a sense of community among students forlearning both inside and outside the classroom.

Refers students to appropriate student and academic supportservices available at the College or in the community.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities inidentifying areas of opportunity and systemic concerns while reportingcomplaints alleging discrimination.

Creates a welcoming, inclusive, equitable and productive workand learning environment where all students, faculty members, and collegeemployees feel valued and are able to contribute to 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 asafe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, andmembers of the community.


Other duties as required. Attend all department meetings andrequired trainings.

*Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.


Professionalism, Quality Focus, Managing Work, Communication, ContinuousImprovement Guiding Interactions, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, PositiveApproach, Collaboration, and Planning & Organizing.


Bachelor's degree in a related field with at least three (3) years of industry experience.


State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable abilityto gain access to work site(s).


Knowledge of: online instruction techniques andmethods; Microsoft Office; requisite or willing to gain requisite computerskills needed for Blackboard and/or other student support systems; internetresearch; online communication and record-keeping.

Skill in: providing quality instruction; learningtechnologies 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 communicationrecord-keeping.

Ability to: effectively communicate and useinterpersonal skills; create engaging learning environments that respect a widevariety of viewpoints; be sensitive to the needs and concerns of a diversestudent population, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds andstudents with disabilities; work independently without ongoing directsupervision; meet deadlines; perform student learning outcomes; maintainconfidential and sensitive information, including FERPA.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in thisposition description. While performing duties of this job, the employeeregularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. Theemployee frequently sits for periods of time, stands, and walks. Employeeconverses verbally or manually with others in person as well as by telephone.Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computerscreen. Employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.


Typical office and classroomenvironment.

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 communications and record-keeping.Skill in providing quality instructions; learning technologies and the use multi-media technologies to enhance student learning; instructional planning and presentation; incorporating critical thinking, effective communications and other general educational outcomes in course content; effective time management; proficiency with online communications and 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 adherence to FERPA guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • At least three (3) years of relatedjob experience.
  • State Motor Vehicle Operator's License ordemonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s). 
  • *An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Preferred Qualifications: Certification in Game Development or related field.

Additional Information:  Opportunities are available for teaching days, evenings, or weekends.


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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