Adjunct Faculty, Professional Science Master's program

Employer
University of the District of Columbia
Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Geology & Earth Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Description

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Employment Status: Part -Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0000/0000/01

Salary Range: V aries based on assignment

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia is a public land grant institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers.

The Professional Science Master is an innovative graduate degree at the University of the District of Columbia in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) intended for students who seek advanced training in water resource management, urban agriculture and urban sustainability. As part of this unique program, students will also develop skills in communication, professional ethics, project management, and entrepreneurship, that are highly valued by potential employers. This program prepares students for science careers in business, government, or non-profit organizations, where employment demands are growing.

We are seeking remarkable adjunct instructors to teach in the Professional Science Master’s program and related coursework such as strategic communication, entrepreneurship, GIS for water resources management, surface and groundwater hydrology, stream restoration, urban land use planning, water and wastewater quality assessment and treatment, water quality modeling, agroecology, climate change sciences and advanced urban agriculture. Incumbents must teach all assigned classes in their area of expertise as determined by semester course schedule. Incumbents will be required to prepare course syllabi and deliver relevant course material to students using a variety of teaching methods to include, but not limited to, lecture, class discussion, demonstration labs, and projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach assigned courses as specified in the schedule and course contract in the program that meets incumbent training and credentials.
  • Evaluate and select texts and instructional materials; prepare course materials and lesson plans in consultation with the program director or chair of the department.
  • Provide students an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the institution, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria.
  • Use the institution’s learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students.
  • Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered.
  • Maintain records of enrollment and attendance, assessments and grades, submit class rosters and grade sheets by the deadlines established by the institution.
  • Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning, establishing and maintaining classroom control.
  • Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery.
  • Attend meetings (when available), ceremonies and official functions as specified by the Chief Academic Officer and/or Dean of CAUSES.
  • Attend one or more orientation session(s) to become familiar with the Institution’s mission and teaching philosophy, policies and procedures and the learning management system.
  • Meet with the Program Directors, Department Chair/ Associate Dean of Academic Programs as needed to discuss all aspects of the course including student progress and curriculum development (may be required to provide input into program development).
  • Adhere to University policies and guidelines in all matters concerning academics and student and staff conduct.
Minimum Job Requirement
  • Incumbent must have a master’s degree (PhD, PE, or equivalent professional license is preferred) in a discipline related to water resources management, urban sustainability, urban agriculture, environmental sciences, health or design related areas.
  • Incumbent has prior teaching experience or must demonstrate evidence of teaching potential and/or corporate/industry training.
Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment: Temporary employment may be ended at anytime with or without cause.

Collective Bargaining Unit: Dependent upon certain criteria, this position may be eligible for representation and require payment of union fees through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Due to the temporary nature of this appointment, this position is ineligible for benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran’s preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/ .

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