Requisition ID: req2985
Job Title: Adjunct - Introductory, General & Advanced
Department: Biological & Physical Sciences
Location: Nestor Hall
Employment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor
Employment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Type: Hourly
Compensation: 51.88 per contact hour
Schedule: Varies based upon schedule
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.
Core Competencies Required
Professionalism, Quality Focus, Managing Work, Communication,
Continuous Improvement, Guiding Interactions,
Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Positive Approach, Collaboration,
Planning & Organizing
The Biology Adjunct 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
Instruction and Student Learning
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
Student Engagement and Advisement
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 as required.
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 30 pounds.
Typical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure to
moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge of: data analysis and application to operational
business decisions; 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,
Master’s Degree in Biology. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License
or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
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.