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Adjunct - Landscape Design & Management

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Requisition ID:
req4901

Job Title: Adjunct - Landscape Design & Management

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: $54.88 per contact hour

Schedule: Opportunities are available for teaching days, evenings, or weekends. The schedule will vary by semester and demand.

Additional Information: *Please attach a cover letter and resume with your application submittal.

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY
The Adjunct – Landscape Design & Management position provides quality instruction and maintains a positive learning environment in the classroom, with significant 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 FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

Instruction & Student Learning

Teaches assigned courses as scheduled. Designs curriculum embracing diversity in all forms to foster student talent 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 identifying 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 clearly communicates to students the expectations concerning using such technology. Keeps accurate and proper 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 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 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 learner support. 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, & 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 community members.

OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Attend all department meetings and required training. Must have the ability to work at multiple sites and off-campus as required.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:
Online instruction techniques and methods; Microsoft Office; requisite or willing to gain requisite computer skills needed for Blackboard and other student support systems; 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; proficiency with online communication 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, 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 the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into a computer. The employee frequently sits for sits, stands, and walks for periods of time. The employee converses verbally or manually with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, or a similar field is required. Bachelor's degrees in other arts or sciences could require the appropriate license, certification, or credentials specific to the curriculum. The arboriculture course requires ISA Certification. Irrigation course requires Irrigation Association Certification.

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

*An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework, and experience may qualify a candidate.

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