Adjunct-Introductory, General and Advanced Chemistry
Requisition ID: req3066
Job Title: Adjunct-Introductory, General and Advanced Chemistry
Department: Biological & Physical Sciences
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
Schedule: Hours vary depending upon course assignment; day, evening or weekend hours.
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, at 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. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, 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.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.
The Adjunct- Chemistry 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.
Core Competencies Required
Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Focus, Communication, Guiding Interactions, Positive Approach, Planning & Organizing
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 the Faculty Handbook and 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 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. Uses technology to assist in communication with students. Encourages a sense of community among students for learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Refers students to appropriate student and academic support services available at the College or in the community.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Contributes to creating a welcoming, inclusive, and productive work environment where all students, faculty members, and college employees feel valued and able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences.
Other duties as required.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
Attend all 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: theory, content and applications of inorganic, organic and biochemistry absolutely essential. Basic knowledge of internet research techniques and methods required. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Skill In: 1) providing quality instruction (developmental, multicultural, applied learning) and support to a diverse student body; 2) instructional planning and presentation, incorporating critical thinking and general education outcomes in the discipline’s course content; and 3) effective and timely communication with peers, in particular the course and departmental leadership teams. Ability to: 1) demonstrate teaching strategies that focus on student-centered learning; 2) direct and assist students during active laboratory experiences; 3) explore and incorporate learning technologies and use of multi-media technology to enhance student learning; 4) perform student learning outcomes assessments; 5) demonstrate a commitment to improving student learning through innovative strategies that aid student success and retention and reflect industry trends; 6) adapt to multi-campus organizational work environments as well as changes in the discipline and 7) follow administrative directives concerning grade reporting, use of learning platforms, meeting classroom expectations and obligations consistent with being faculty at Columbus State Community College.
Master's degree or higher from an accredited academic institution in the disciplines of chemistry. Experience in the procedures of a teaching/learning laboratory setting. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Prior teaching experience, experience using an online course management system (Blackboard, Canvas, Edmodo, Moodle) and online course instruction techniques and methods.
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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