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Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City, OK

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Adjunct Professor

Working Title:

Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Datatel Position ID:


Annual Hours:

As needed or assigned

Placement Range:

$740 per Credit Hour

Position Type:

Adjunct Faculty

General Description:

An adjunct faculty member at Oklahoma City Community College has the primary responsibility of instruction. This instruction may occur in either traditional or online courses. Secondary responsibilities include supporting the integrity of curricula, encouraging student success, maintaining required office hours, and promoting the mission of the division to which the adjunct faculty member belongs as well as the College as a whole.

What position does this position report to?:

Chair of the Department of Psychology

What position(s) reports to this position?:


Minimum Education/Experience:

Master’s degree including a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Psychology or closely related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Demonstrated positive human relations and communication skills.

Basic internet and computer skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office or similar software.

Flexible teaching style to accommodate individual learning styles.

Committed to helping students achieve their goals to be successful and attain a college education.

Knowledge of or willingness to learn computer programs used in the department and on campus (such as Moodle and Connect).

Organization and attention to detail.

Support and willingness to teach in a competency-based instructional system.

Ability to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers.

Ability to work well as a team member in an instructional unit.

Ability to communicate and articulate concepts in an organized manner both verbally and in writing.

Ability to read and understand content in order to assist students when they are having difficulty interpreting concepts.

Ability to interact in an effective and encouraging manner with students individually and in groups.

Must be punctual.

Must be reliable.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

Light work: The person in this position may occasionally exert up to 20 pounds of force to move objects.

This position requires the person to frequently move about the classroom to assist students and perform the essential functions of the position.

This position requires the person to frequently communicate with colleagues and students to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.

This position frequently requires the person to operate a computer; other office equipment and mobile devices to prepare instructional documents and answer email correspondence.

This position requires the person to judge, observe and assess the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.

This position’s essential functions are performed in an indoor, classroom or office setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with hybrid, in-person, and zoom instruction.

Experience working in High Schools and/or with concurrently enrolled students.

Online teaching certification.

Work Hours:

Day, evening, or weekend
Locations: OCCC campus, concurrent sites, and/or online as required by section assignment.


Division of Social Sci.

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the electronic application and attach the required documents: cover letter, resume and transcript conferring a minimum of a master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in Psychology or closely related field.

Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position.

Applicants needing assistance may call Human Resources at 405.682.7542.

Job Duties (Position Specific):

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement):

An adjunct faculty member is primarily responsible for supporting student learning by providing quality instruction in courses that the adjunct faculty member and the dean/director agree will be taught.

Quality instruction includes clear course objectives, effective course management practices, prepared and relevant class activities, effective and understandable presentations of learning materials, substantive instruction and interaction with students, fair and understandable grading practices (credit classes only), timely responses to students, and a positive atmosphere in the classroom.

OCCC utilizes a master course outline for this class that includes objectives, homework, instructor discretionary assignments, and proctored exams.

In addition to the primary responsibility for supporting student learning, an adjunct faculty member is expected to:

Participate in the assessment of student learning outcomes for the program and/or department.

Participate in the assessment of general education outcomes for the college.

Maintain required office hours. Adjunct faculty with face-to-face teaching assignments must be available for face-to-face office hours/student consultation at or near the location where the course is taught provided suitable space is available.

Adjunct faculty with online teaching assignments must be available online for office hours/student consultation for those courses.

Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from program, division, and College administrators.

Attend meetings as required.

Acquire new knowledge and skills as appropriate for the academic discipline.

Satisfy objectives for mutually agreed upon special assignments.

Support the College’s vision, mission, goals, and priorities.

Support the Program’s vision, mission, goals, and priorities.

Adjunct course assignments are made by the Department Chair.

This position may teach the following course(s):

PSY 1103 Human Relations
PSY 1113 General Psychology
PSY 1123 Stress Management
PSY 1143 Chemical Dependency
PSY 1153 Psychology of Aging
PSY 2113 Introduction to Child Development
PSY 2123 Behavioral Statistics
PSY 2163 Death, Dying & Grief
PSY 2193 Personality Theories
PSY 2233 Ethics in Health & Human Services
PSY 2403 Developmental Psychology
PSY 2503 Human Sexuality
PSY 2603 Psychology of Women
PSY 2743 Social Psychology
PSY 2853 Abnormal Psychology

Other courses as assigned by the Department Chair

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures):

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures.

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation, shelter in place drills, and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.


Oklahoma City Community College provides the people of Oklahoma and our community with broad access to certificates of mastery, associate degrees, community education, and cultural programs of exceptional quality, empowering our students to achieve their educational goals and our community to thrive in an increasingly global society.

OCCC promote's student success through: open access to the College; quality in the learning environment; excellence in the faculty and staff; competency based learning; comprehensive and innovative programs and services; cooperation in the development and improvement of programs and services; and holding students, employees, and programs accountable for high performance standards.

Oklahoma City Community College serves more than 28,000 students annually. For most of our students, completing a college degree is life changing, not only for the student who receives the degree, but also for the student's family; and in a collective sense, transformational for our community. At OCCC, we have always been committed to helping every student realize their educational goals.

We believe our responsibility for our student's success does not end at graduation. We offer a solid background and a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning and accomplishment.

This year we have made another major commitment toward that responsibility. OCCC was chosen as one of 79 community colleges in 16 states to participate in Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. This national initiative focuses on the success of community college students and is designed to help OCCC remain focused on helping our students reach their goals.

The dark red buildings of Oklahoma City Community College have become a landmark in the southwestern section of Oklahoma City. Situated on a 143-acre site just south of Interstate 240 on South May Avenue, the College is easily accessible to the entire metropolitan Oklahoma City area. The distinctive architectural design of the buildings creates a positive environment for quality education

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