Adjunct - Geographic Information System




Requisition ID:
req3150

Job Title: Adjunct - Geographic Information System

Department: Design, Construction & Trades

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: Hours vary depending upon course assignment; online hours can include day, evening, or weekend hours.

The College

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.

The City

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.

Position Summary

The Adjunct – Geographic Information System 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 material.

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. Designs curriculum embracing diversity, in all forms, to foster talent in students while modeling inclusive teaching strategies, with an understanding of the socio-cultural issues of traditionally underrepresented groups. 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 professional development.

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & 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 community.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in identifying areas of opportunity and systemic concerns while reporting complaints alleging discrimination.
Creates a welcoming, inclusive, equitable and productive work and learning environment where all students, faculty members, and college employees feel valued and are able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences. Ensures accessible and inclusive curriculum design and teaching strategies, and specifically promotes, advises, and supports curriculum development aimed at creating a diverse and equitable learning environment. Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

Core Competencies Required

Professionalism, Quality Focus, Managing Work, Communication, Continuous Improvement, Guiding Interactions, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Positive Approach, Collaboration, Planning & Organizing

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Attend all department meetings and required trainings. Other duties as required. Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.

Physical Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for periods of time, stands, and walks. Employee converses verbally or manually with others in person as well as by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.

Working Conditions

Typical office and classroom environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: Knowledge of: on-line instruction techniques and methods; Microsoft Office; Blackboard; internet research.

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; adapt to multi-campus organizational work environments as well as changes in the discipline.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in a closely related field. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Additional Information:

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.

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