Adjunct Geography Instructor
Adjunct Geography Instructor
Arts & Sciences Department
Dependent upon course schedule
Instructors are responsible for establishing and promoting an effective learning environment to maximize student learning. Instructors may be assigned to teach introductory and general courses in traditional classroom, hybrid, or online settings as needed.
-Master's degree in geography, or 18 graduate credits
-Experience teaching geography courses at the college level
Online teaching experience and willingness to obtain certification
-Commitment to quality instruction in a learner-centered environment with the goal of consistently improving student success
-Commitment to the community college mission and philosophy
-Ability to provide diverse teaching and learning approaches to diverse student populations
-Demonstrated skill in effective written and oral communications
-Demonstrated literacy in information technology and computer use
-Commit to value, respect, and provide an equitable learning experience in an inclusive, welcoming environment; standing against discrimination or harassment to educate all students regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or other protected status.
-Experience in teaching courses at the postsecondary level, preferably in a community college setting
-Experience with active and collaborative learning strategies
-Bay College online teaching certification
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
-Instruct Geography courses offered at Bay College. Opportunities may be available to teach other courses as qualified and needed, however.
Facilitate student learning through the following activities:
- Developing/revising course syllabi that share with students the expectations, standards, policies, and learning objectives of the course.
- Contributing to the development and delivery of assessments of course and program learning outcomes.
- Recognizing and responding to different student learning styles and needs
- Developing and using learning materials, resources, and technology
- Maintaining student attendance records, grades, and other required records
- Adhering to the ethical standards of the field of geography, Bay College the State of Michigan, the Higher Learning Commission, FERPA and other educational regulations.
- Providing an orderly and safe learning environment
-Stay abreast of developments in the field of Geography and teaching by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional development opportunities.
-Communicate with students, colleagues, and other stakeholders in a professional manner through the use of telephone, email, Zoom, mail, and/or face-to-face communication.
-Work with lab assistants, learning assistants, or student workers as needed.
-Participate in professional activities such as, but not limited to, curriculum planning, syllabus writing, examination development, textbook selection, program revision, online teaching certification, and outcome assessment.
-The instructor for this course will be able to effectively meet the learning outcomes for all GEOG courses taught at the college
-Any other duties as assigned
Contributions into the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System and a YMCA membership
According to the Part-Time Faculty Contract ($596-$672 per contact hour)
Pay Grade Level:
Works under the general supervision of the Dean of Arts & Sciences
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may be loud in areas of equipment operation.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned into this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. Job related functions may be performed with or without accommodations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Open Until Filled
Required Applicant Documents:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upon hire, instructor will need to provide an official copy of transcripts to Bay College
Beth Berube, Director of Human Resources
Melissa VanBrocklin, HR Specialist
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