Requisition ID: req2908
Job Title: Adjunct- Accounting (Pool)
Department: Business Programs
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor
Employment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Type: Contract
Compensation: $52.88 per contact hour
Schedule: Varies - Day and/or Evening Classes
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to
workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality.
There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and
there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser
focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established
Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional
economy, and a premier community college that is changing the
nation’s education and workforce landscapes.
With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, several
regional learning centers and online, Columbus State is the
nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream
(ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a
participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina
Foundation. The College is also a proud partner to over 40 high
schools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from high
school to college that encourage qualified young people to earn
dual credit – high school and college credit – while they are still
in high school.
Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative,
and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. Our
adjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professional
development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the
diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our
students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a
community that embraces differences and celebrates the many
cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University
and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the
headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of
America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural
experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and
more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so
fulfilling, both professionally and personally.
The Ideal Candidate
Columbus State seeks to attract faculty who believe in the
community college mission; who are academically and culturally
diverse; who believe the student comes first, always; and who share
in our commitment to student success. The ideal candidate is
committed to academic excellence, continuous improvement through
professional development, assessment, contributing to program and
course development, and creating a collegial environment of
civility, collaboration and open communication.
There is a particular need for qualified adjuncts to teach during
the day at central Ohio area high schools as a part of the Columbus
State College Credit Plus program and also at our Delaware campus
and regional centers located in Dublin, Reynoldsburg and
Westerville. Distance learning course sections are only available
after successfully teaching face-to-face classes. Applicants
seeking a strictly online course schedule need not apply for this
Core Competencies Required
Professionalism, Quality Focus, Managing Work, Communication,
Continuous Improvement, Guiding Interactions,
Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Positive Approach, Collaboration,
Planning & Organizing
The Adjunct – Accounting position provides quality instruction and
maintains a positive learning environment in the classroom, with
major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting and evaluating
students. The Adjunct role provides instruction and monitors
teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by the
Department Chair, or other leadership members. The incumbent must
exhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask
while engaging large groups of people with complicated
Essential Job Functions
In conjunction with the Business Program's department’s policies,
teaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumes primary
responsibility for and exercises oversight of the curriculum in
conjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuring both the rigor
of programs and the quality of instruction. Considers individual
differences of students in order to design and support a range of
appropriate learning activities. Participates in the identification
of students with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing
an appropriate resource. Uses technology in a manner appropriate to
the nature and objectives of courses and programs and communicates
clearly to students the expectations concerning the use of such
technology. Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordance
with departmental policies.
Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades timely,
and in accordance with established policies and procedures of the
College, and communicates progress feedback as well as other
relevant information to students throughout the semester.
Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporates
departmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements.
Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribed
meeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques to
measure students’ performance in achieving course goals and
objectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, Lead
Instructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties and
Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active and
collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student
and faculty interaction, and support for learners. Maintains posted
office hours in accordance with departmental and policies of the
College. Uses technology to assist in communication with students.
Encourages a sense of community among students for learning both
inside and outside the classroom.
Advises potential or current students within the discipline about
the program, career, or transfer options available to assist with
degree completion. Refers students to appropriate student and
academic support services available at the College or in the
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Attend all department meetings and required trainings. Regular,
predictable, and punctual attendance is required.
Usual Physical Requirements
While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly
exhibits digital dexterity when entering information into computer.
The employee regularly sits, stands and walks for extended periods
of time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by
telephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs
or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee
occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds.
Typical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure to
moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: currently practiced accounting principles;
applied accounting skills; online instruction techniques and
methods; Microsoft Office; Blackboard; internet research; online
communication and record-keeping.
Skill in: providing quality instruction; learning technologies
and the use multi-media technology to enhance student learning;
instructional planning and presentation; incorporating critical
thinking, effective communication and other general education
outcomes in course content; effective time management; proficiency
with online communication record-keeping.
Ability to: effectively communicate and use interpersonal
skills; create engaging learning environments that respect a wide
variety of viewpoints; be sensitive to the needs and concerns of a
diverse student population, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic
backgrounds and students with disabilities; work independently
without ongoing direct supervision; meet deadlines; perform student
learning outcomes; maintain confidential and sensitive information,
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with two of the following:
Professional Certification (CPA,etc); In-field employment; Teaching
excellence award; In-field research and publication; Relevant
coursework equivalent to 18 semester hours of subject matter
coursework. Five (5) years in-field employment. State Motor Vehicle
Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work
Master's in Accounting or Business Administration. Certified Public
Adjunct faculty positions are ongoing pooled positions and as such,
applications are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed by the
department when openings become available. To be considered for a
position, candidates must complete the online application and
provide the following documents: unofficial transcripts based on
the requirements of the position, cover letter and CV or resume.
Official transcripts must be provided within 30-days of hire date.
If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the
responsibility of the prospective applicant to have the transcripts
translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.