Requisition ID: req3738
Job Title: Adjunct-Fire Science
Department: Justice/Safety/Legal Studies
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: $54.88 per contact hour
Schedule: Hours will vary depending on course section
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
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.
The Adjunct -Fire Science 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
Core Competencies Required
Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement,
Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Focus,
Communication, Guiding Interactions, Positive Approach, Planning
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 departmental policies.
Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades on
time, 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 maintains accurate syllabi that incorporate
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
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. Uses skills in cultural competency when working with
students and guiding inter-student activities.
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
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
Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion
for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Attend required trainings and department meetings, as appropriate.
*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 10 pounds.
Typical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure to
moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: in class and online instruction techniques and
methods; Microsoft Office; Blackboard; internet research; online
communication and record-keeping.
Skill in: providing quality instruction; learning technologies and
the 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; effective time management; online
communication and record-keeping.
Ability to: 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, including socio-economic, cultural and ethnic
backgrounds and students with disabilities; work independently
without ongoing direct supervision; meet deadlines; evaluate
student learning outcomes; maintain confidential and sensitive
information, including FERPA.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Current
State of Ohio Firefighter II certification. Current State of Ohio
Fire Instructor Certification or recognized excellence in fire and
emergency services higher education. A documented history of fire
service-related teaching experience. State of Ohio Motor Vehicle
Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work