Philosophy- Adjunct Faculty

Employer
Grand Rapids Community College
Location
Grand Rapids

Job Details



Philosophy- Adjunct Faculty






Philosophy- Adjunct Faculty

Job ID: 37

November 13, 2023

Department: Language and Thought

Employee Group: Adjunct Faculty

Schedule: Part-time

Compensation: Consistent with Faculty Association contract

Reports to: Associate Dean of the School of Liberal Arts

Posting Closes: Open until filled

SUMMARY

The College is seeking candidates to teach Philosophy courses in the fall or winter or summer semesters on our Grand Rapids campus. Adjunct needs are determined on a semester by semester basis. Philosophy classes include PL 201 Introduction to Philosophy, PL 202 Introduction to Logic, PL 205 Introduction to Ethics, PL 206 Biomedical Ethics, and PL 207 Contemporary Moral Choices. Only adjunct faculty living in the state of Michigan can teach in person and virtual classes for GRCC.

Adjunct needs are determined on a semester by semester basis. GRCC classes are held at a variety of times, Monday through Saturday. In the fall and winter semesters, classes meet for two hours twice a week. In the summer semesters, classes meet two hours a day, four days a week. For semester start and end dates, see GRCC's Academic Calendar.



We offer Philosophy classes in the following modalities: in person and online (asynchronous). For additional information about these modalities, see the Faculty Contract.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Teach GRCC course offerings in Philosophy.
  • Perform tasks normally expected of adjunct faculty members:

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education Credentials
  • Master's Degree in Philosophy or a Master's degree in a closely related field and 18 graduate credit hours in Philosophy required. (Mandated by the Higher Learning Commission)
  • Only candidates with a Master's Degree in Philosophy or a Master's degree in a closely related field and 18 graduate credit hours in Philosophy can be considered.


Work Experience
  • College level teaching experience preferred.
  • Teaching experience at a community college preferred, but not required.


Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Ability to learn and use Blackboard, GRCC's Learning Management System. Training is provided.
  • Excellent communication skills.



Physical Demands
  • Some evening work (grading, preparing for class, responding to email questions) will be needed.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.


Mental Demands
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
  • An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
  • A commitment to serve the Kent County community.
  • Demonstrated responsiveness, initiative and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties.
  • A willingness and an ability to learn college systems.
  • High energy level with enthusiasm and an interest in helping and supporting students and colleagues.
  • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgement and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
  • Must use good judgement in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a professional manner.


Working Conditions
  • Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4032853&targetURL=
  • Teaching experience at a community college preferred, but not required.


Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Ability to learn and use Blackboard, GRCC's Learning Management System. Training is provided.
  • Excellent communication skills.



Physical Demands
  • Some evening work (grading, preparing for class, responding to email questions) will be needed.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.


Mental Demands
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
  • An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
  • A commitment to serve the Kent County community.
  • Demonstrated responsiveness, initiative and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties.
  • A willingness and an ability to learn college systems.
  • High energy level with enthusiasm and an interest in helping and supporting students and colleagues.
  • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgement and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
  • Must use good judgement in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a professional manner.


Working Conditions
  • Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4032853&targetURL=policies website.
  • Physical classroom environment in an academic setting.
  • Online academic environment.
  • Travel to offsite locations such as the Lakeshore Campus in Holland, if needed.


METHOD OF APPLICATION

GRCC is only accepting online applications for this position athttps://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4032853&targetURL=

GRCC is only accepting online applications for this position at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and three professional reference letters. The opportunity to apply for this position will close at the end of the day on the close date referenced at the top of this job posting. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to employment with Grand Rapids Community College. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.



To apply, please visit: https://jobs.grcc.edu/psp/job/EXTERNAL_APPLICANT/GRCC_HR/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=37&PostingSeq=1







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Grand Rapids Junior College (GRJC) was founded in 1914 by the Grand Rapids Board of Education after a resolution was passed by the University of Michigan’s faculty which encouraged the establishment of junior colleges in Michigan.

Today, GRCC’s eight-block downtown campus, encompassing more than 25 acres in downtown Grand Rapids, includes several classroom buildings, a learning center (including the Diversity Learning Center) and library, Spectrum Theater, the Applied Technology Center (which features a green roof), a remodeled music building, a fieldhouse with natatorium, a student center, Bostwick Commons, and the Calkins Science Center.

The college also offers instruction from a variety of regional centers in the metropolitan Grand Rapids area (including numerous local high schools, regional centers and its two Learning Corners on Wealthy St. and Seward Ave.) and on the West Michigan lakeshore (including West Ottawa High School, Careerline Tech Center, the Midtown Holland Center and Grand Valley State University's Meijer Campus in Holland).

In addition, GRCC has two Michigan Technical Education Centers (M-TECs in West Michigan. The Patrick Thompson M-TEC, part of GRCC's Lakeshore Campus, located in Holland, opened in Fall 2000 in partnership with the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District. The Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC ® in Grand Rapids opened in 2002. This world-class facility offers training in manufacturing, auto service, and building and construction trades.

To increase capacity to meet unprecedented demand, GRCC acquired the former campus of Davenport University on Fulton St. in downtown Grand Rapids and began offering courses at Sneden Hall beginning in the Fall 2009 semester.

In Winter 2010, more than 17,000 students enrolled in more than 1,900 liberal arts and occupational courses. The diverse student body represents students from Kent and surrounding counties as well as students from across the U.S. and 22 other nations. Another 10,000 learners are served by non-credit instructional opportunities. In addition to traditional classroom environments, students may also receive instruction through community and distant service-learning offerings, seminars, workshops, training classes, distance learning options and other educational formats. GRCC employs a faculty of more than 260 full-time and 590 part-time members as well as a staff of 430, all of whom are focused on the College’s priorities to be student-centered, collaborative, and flexible. Throughout its 90-year history of academic excellence, GRCC has maintained a solid reputation as a premier transfer institution and is nationally recognized for both its liberal arts and occupational programs. Many GRCC faculty members have been recognized regionally and nationally for their expertise and innovative teaching styles.

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