Skip to main content

Adjunct - African American History

Employer
Kirkwood Community College
Location
Cedar Rapids, IA, IA

View more

Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, History & Classics
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

JOB GOAL:

To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions. Pay is $1284 per credit hour.

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
Kirkwood Community College's Social Sciences Department seeks a skilled enthusiastic individual to join our faculty to teach face to face on the Main Campus in Cedar Rapids. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge base in their discipline and teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Primary duties will include teaching the assigned class, HIS-257 African American History, and communicating with department staff, students, and faculty.
Times for the Spring term include MWF 8:00-8:55 January 21-May 13, 2025. THIS IS A FACE TO FACE CLASS on Kirkwood’s Main Campus, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement, empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability, working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service, anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance, commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead, regardless of title, through positive influence.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be able and willing to deliver courses in variable delivery times, methods, and locations as required by the college.
  • Effectively organize, prepare, and teach assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi to students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Evaluate student performance and provide timely feedback on a regular basis.
  • Utilize the Kirkwood Learning Management System to post course syllabi and relevant documents and provide access to student grade book.
  • Maintain a minimum of one office hour per day and be available on an as-needed basis for student questions and discussions regarding their performance.
  • Participate in curriculum development, revision, and assessment activities at course, program, department, and college levels.
  • Discuss program, career, transfer options and other college services with students to support informed academic decisions.
  • Participate in the development and/or execution of departmental and college tasks, projects, and goals.
  • Maintain relationships with K12, transfer, and community and/or industry partners.
  • Regularly engage in professional development activities and actively seek information about developing trends and ideas.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
  • Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as promote an environment that embraces differences, supports inclusion, and mitigates equity gaps.
  • Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Prepare for, attend, and facilitate all classes and finals as scheduled.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the public.
  • Send or submit your course syllabi to the office staff at the beginning of each semester.
  • Check rosters to ensure that students in your section are registered for your section.
  • Respond to students and to their work in a civil and timely fashion.
  • Report midterm grades and final grades accurately and by the published deadlines.
  • Respond to staff and administrative communications about individual students.
  • Respond with data for the department assessment projects.
  • Attend to your Kirkwood email each weekday.
  • The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

    The position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s degree in History from an accredited institution of higher education required, or Master’s degree in a related field plus 18 credits of graduate-level History coursework.
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
    • Master's Degree in African American History or American History with a concentration in African American History.
    • Higher education teaching experience.
    • Community college teaching experience.

    EEO/AA STATEMENT:
    Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: equity@Kirkwood.edu or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

    Organization

    Working at Kirkwood Community College 

    Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is a globally recognized leader in higher education where learner success has always been a focal point. For more than 50 years, Kirkwood faculty and staff have cultivated a welcoming and motivating environment that meets students where they are, and helps them get exactly where they want to be. With one of the lowest tuition in the state, more than 130 programs to choose from, flexible class offerings, and convenient locations across seven counties in Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood makes higher education more accessible for people in all walks of life. Through affordable, innovative educational training and many impactful community partnerships, Kirkwood hopes to continue strengthening the regional workforce for years to come.

    As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks, including:

    • Professional development opportunities
    • Free use of the Kirkwood Recreation Center
    • On campus retail discounts at places like our bookstore, Eagle Tech, cafeteria and hotel (yes, we have a hotel too!)
    • Free admission to performing arts and athletic events
    • Computer and software purchasing program through Eagle Tech, our Apple-authorized campus store
    • Employee tuition discounts and half-price tuition for family members
    • Generous leave policies that provide a work-life balance
    • Choice of retirement programs and unheard-of employer contribution
    • Competitive Total Rewards packages

    Get job alerts

    Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

    Create alert