Annually Contracted Faculty
Job Description To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons, covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 1) Teaches assigned courses as scheduled in accordance with current department-approved course descriptions, course outlines, syllabi, and procedures, 2) Assists, as appropriate, in the maintenance of instructional materials and laboratory facilities. 3) Assists in the maintenance of course descriptions, course outlines, and syllabi, as appropriate. 4) Employs appropriate assessment techniques to measure student performance in achieving course goals and objectives. Communicates progress in the course to students in a timely manner. Determines and submits students' grades in accordance with established departmental and college policies and procedures. 5) Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordance with the Faculty Handbook and college and departmental policies and procedures. 6) Aids the college with goals of student success and retention. Assists in the identification of students with academic or other needs, and responds by utilizing appropriate resources. 7) As appropriate, advises potential or current students within the discipline. 8) Maintains posted departmental hours in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, and departmental and college policies and procedures. 9) Ensures classroom lectures contain essential curricular components; have appropriate content and pedagogy; and reflect current trends. 10) Employs student, administrative and self-appraisals to establish goals and objectives. 11) Provides feedback, as appropriate, regarding the general operations of the department, the division, and the college. 12) Attends faculty meetings as called by the President, Senior Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dean or Department Chairperson; and participates, as appropriate, in departmental activities. 13) Participates, as appropriate, in additional duties and responsibilities based upon the expertise of the instructor and the needs of the department, division, or college. 14) Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works overtime as required, to meet workload demands. Performs other related duties as required. Required education/experience An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Minimum qualifications for this position are Bachelor's Degree in the discipline or appropriate degree, license and/or certification or credential requirements adopted by the college and in accordance with the Ohio Board of Regents and the college's accrediting bodies. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Skill In: Providing quality instruction (developmental, multicultural, applied learning) and support to a diverse student body. Learning technologies and use of multi-media technology to enhance student learning. Instructional planning and presentation. Incorporating critical thinking, effective communication, and other general education outcomes in course content. Ability to: Perform student learning outcomes assessments. Demonstrate teaching strategies that focus on student- centered learning. Demonstrate a commitment to improving student learning through innovative strategies that aid student success and retention and reflect industry trends. Knowledge of: On-line instruction techniques and methods; Microsoft Office; Blackboard; and Internet research. Adapt to multi-campus organizational work environments, as well as changes in the discipline Preferred Qualifications A background having both cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills in fire science with 3 -5 years of teaching at a post secondary institution of higher education. Experiences in multiple teaching delivery methods i.e., face to face, total web based distance learning, and a blended format.. Must be proficient in many software packages with excellent computer skills and abilities. Must have the ability to teach traditional as well as adults students. Ability to interact with external agencies related to the Fire Science Program. Training/Certifications Required State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(s). Must be a certified fire fighter with a minimum of a bachelors degree.