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Adjunct-Plant Pest and Pathology

Employer
Columbus State Community College
Location
Ohio, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
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Requisition ID:
req3256

Job Title: Adjunct-Plant Pest and Pathology

Department: Academic Affairs

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 on course assignment including day, evening, or weekend hours.

Job Description:

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 has 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, and our adjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professional development opportunities. In addition, 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 – Plant Pest & Pathology 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 DepartmentChair, or other leadership members.The incumbent must exhibit strong organizational skillsand the ability to multitask while engaging large groups of people with complicated material.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

Instruction & Student Learning
Teaches assigned courses as scheduled. 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 learningactivities. 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 studentsthroughout 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. Uses technology to assist in communication with students. Encourages a sense of community among studentsfor learning both inside and outside the classroom. Refers students to appropriate studentand academic supportservices available at the Collegeor 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 collegeemployees 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 creatinga diverse and equitable learning environment.

Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff,students, and members of the community.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Attend all department meetings and required trainings. Ability to work multiplesites, and off-campus as required.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of: diagnosis and treatment of ornamental plant biotic and abiotic disorders; well versed in chemistry, mode of action, and efficacy of numerous horticulture pesticides and fertilizers; proficient in: Air Spade, collar excavations, radial trenching, soil stirring and amendment, and SGR pruning; online instruction techniques and methods; Microsoft Office; requisite or willing to gain requisite computer skills needed for Blackboard and/or other student support systems; internet research; online communication and record-keeping.

Skill in: techniques for dormant and growing season pruning of woody ornamentals; 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: analyze and make recommendations based on soil and tissue tests and prepare report writing regarding PHC, soil fertility analysis and remediation, and general landscape management; 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, including FERPA.

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 manuallywith others in person as well as by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employeeoccasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelors degree in landscaping or a closely related field.

Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) and/or ISA Certified Arborist.

Current Ohio Department of Agriculture license as an Ohio Plant Health Commercial Applicator in categories 6a (Ornamental Pests), 6c (ornamental Weed), 6d (Greenhouse Pests) and 8 (Turf Pests).

State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

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