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Adjunct Instructor - Dance

Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, Michigan, United States

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Adjunct Instructor - Dance

Tracking Code660-262Job Description

Muskegon Community College, an associate degree-granting institution of higher education, is a center for lifelong learning which provides a person the opportunity to attain their educational goals by offering programs that respond to individual, community, and global needs. We are seeking qualified candidates for Adjunct Instructors.

The Adjunct Instructor Pools are for applicants who are interested in teaching in the future as an (part-time) adjunct instructor for one of our departments. The Instructor Pools are always open for applications. However, this does not mean that we have an immediate opening in the division. The Adjunct Instructor Pools function as a way for department chairs to view applicant materials in advance of a need, and determine if the applicant will be approved or not approved to be added to their pool of eligible applicants. Should a part-time instructional need arise in a given department, the department chair will look first at the approved applicants to see if anyone matches our needs, in which case they may make contact to schedule an interview. Unofficial transcripts must be submitted.

However, Muskegon Community College is currently seeking qualified candidates for Dance Instructors in Modern Jazz & Social Dance for the Fall 2024 Semester.Possible future openings for Modern Dance, Ballet, Hip Hop and Repertory Dance.

General Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for instruction and facilitating student learning; committed to student recruitment, retention and success; proficient in assessment of learning, development of curriculum and use of instructional delivery modes utilizing both traditional and non-traditional methodology.

Required Skills

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s Degree in discipline or closely related.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, representing a wide range of abilities, ages, nationalities, cultures, and socio-economic statuses.
  • Willingness to work a varied schedule.
  • Commitment to student success and the comprehensive community college concept.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to access and use electronic resources including email, the Internet, and the college’s integrated database record keeping system.
  • Essential Function:

  • Teach assigned course which may include day, night, and online courses, as well as at the main campus and extension centers. Classes are to meet on time for the full allotted time.
  • Establish and promote an effective learning environment that maximize documented student learning.
  • Prepare, submit and maintain reports related to student learning.
  • Grade assignments in a meaningful way to promote continued student growth, return graded assignments to students in a timely manner, and assign final grades for all students, meeting or beating all institutional deadlines for completion.
  • Provide educational assistance to students during regularly scheduled and posted times (i.e., office hours) or by appointment.
  • Encourage completion of student opinion survey for each class and then review after summary information is available to assist with increasing student success.
  • Maintain levels of professional knowledge and expertise, including compliance training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Physical, Mental, and Environment Requirements Include:

    Mental Demands:

    Detailed Work

    ☒ Student Contact

    ☒ Deadline oriented

    ☒ Problem Situations

    ☒ Multiple Priorities & Demands

    ☒ Emergency Situations

    ☒ Confidentiality

    ☐ On-call Availability

    ☒ Continual Interruptions

    ☒ Working Alone

    ☒ Faculty Contact

    ☒ Working with Others

    Physical Demands:

    ☒ Standing & Walking

    ☒ Sitting

    ☒ Reclining

    ☒ Carrying

    ☐ Lifting up to 10 lbs. ☒ Up to 25 lbs. ☐ Up to 50 lbs. ☐ 80 + lbs.

    ☒ Pushing, Pulling, Twisting, Bending

    ☒ Climb or Balance

    ☒ Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl

    ☒ Squatting

    ☒ Handle or Feel

    ☒ Reach with Hands and Arms

    ☒Talking or hearing

    ☐ Tasting/Smelling

    ☐ Working Overhead

    ☒ Speak in English via Phone or In Person

    ☒Close, Distance, Peripheral, and Color Vision along with Depth Perceptions

    ☒Ability to Adjust and Focus

    Work Environment:

    Exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat/cold; and moderate to loud noise levels.

    ☒ Normal Office environment with little, if, any, discomfort due to heat, dust, noise and the like. Ability to travel to all campus locations required.

    Muskegon Community College continues to promote staff diversity, and is an equal opportunity employer. MCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, political persuasion, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or any other protected class in any of its educational programs, activities or employment. Minorities, women, veterans, and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.Anyone with a disability will be reasonably accommodated by the College.If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance in applying for this position, please contact the Human Resources Office.

    Job LocationMuskegon, Michigan, United StatesPosition TypePart-Time

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