Adjunct Instructor - Geography (Physical and/or Human, World and Regional)

Feb 18, 2014
Institution Type
Community College

Job Description: POSITION TITLE: ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR Geography (Physical, Human, and World Regional) STATUS: Part time DEPARTMENT: Natural Science/Physical Education DIVISION: Academic Affairs CLASSIFICATION: Exempt UNION: Adjunct Faculty REPORTS TO: Department Chair PLACEMENT: Faculty MINIMUM PAY RATE: Refer to current adjunct faculty contract Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty. POSITION SUMMARY An adjunct community college instructor is an instructor hired for one semester to teach one or more courses for which he/she is qualified to teach. The adjunct instructor reports to the appropriate Instructional Coordinator and/or Department Chair; provides quality instruction for the assigned courses. The instructor works with full-time faculty in assessing students and following all course guidelines. Willingness to teach at other campus sites is required. Adjunct instructors may submit preferences for locations and loads. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Teach classes in appropriate instructional area. 2. Participate in annual student and chair/coordinator evaluations. 3. Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, and assessments, and other established processes. 4. Attend classes regularly; return college reports, credentials, and other requested documentation in a timely manner; effectively communicate with appropriate staff and chair. 5. Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials. 6. Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and core values of the college at all times. 7. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Master's Degree in Geography, or closely related field with at least 18 graduate level credit hours within the area of Physical Geography, Meteorology, Human/Cultural Geography, and/or World Regional Geography. 2. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction. 3. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1. Teaching experience at the collegiate level. 2. Experience at the community college level. 3. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds. 4. Experience in teaching online and/or using course management programs. 5. Experience in course development and assessment, planning, quality and accreditation processes, and committee service. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1. Standard classroom equipment and software. WORKING CONDITIONS 1. Classroom teaching environment. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply on-line at APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action College Supporting Diversity