Adjunct/Faculty - Sociology, Early College

Grand Rapids, Kent County / Wyoming, Kent County
Apr 01, 2014
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Title: Adjunct/Faculty - Sociology, Early College Position number: 538 Work schedule: Monday - Friday (Day Time), Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 semesters Reports to: Department Head, Social Sciences Essential Job Functions - Teach Sociology courses to a cohort of high school students during the day at an area high school (could mean teaching 3 to 4 times a week based on class period times). - Maintain accurate course records and submit related reports as requested. - Effectively assess student performance. - Advise students on curriculum requirements, job market needs, and employment trends. - Create a caring climate in the classroom. - Search for new strategies to facilitate learning, i.e. small group work, workshops, etc. - Incorporate new technologies and methods that enhance teaching and learning into his/her instructional methods. - Support the Department and College through other work normally expected of adjunct faculty members. - Attend an early college faculty orientation Job specifications Education and Credentials - Master’s Degree in Sociology or a closely related field. - 18 graduate credits in the discipline Experience - Successful teaching experience to high school students preferred. - Community College teaching experience preferred. - Experience working with non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills. Skills - Excellent written and oral communication skills. Mental Demands - An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population. - An interest in teaching high school students the college curriculum. - An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability. - Demonstrated expertise in the subject matter. - Interest in and willingness to work with changing instructional technologies used in and out of the classroom. - Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule. - Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities. - Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision. - High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public. - Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes. - Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner. Physical Demands - Must have the physical capacity for lifting up to 25lbs Working Conditions - Classroom environment in an academic setting. General Information: - The College is interested in seeking candidates to teach Sociology courses in the Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 semesters at our various regional sites. Candidates must have day-time availability Monday through Friday and have an interest in teaching high school students. A criminal background and a fingerprint check will be conducted on all finalists prior to employment with Grand Rapids Community College. Method of Application To apply for this or any position, please visit our website at Grand Rapids Community College only accepts online applications for open positions. Please include your resume and cover letter in one document, plus unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information regarding GRCC, please visit our website at Grand Rapids Community College is committed to a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment. GRCC creates an including 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 (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, height, weight, national origin, disability, 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 stated and federal law. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Mi 49503-3295.

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