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TITLE: Adjunct Instructor in Mathematics

DEPARTMENT: School of Agriculture, Communities, Environment, and the Sciences

REPORTS TO: Chair of STEM

CLASSIFICATION: Staff-12 months

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Part Time, as needed 

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

The School of Agriculture, Communities, Environment, and the Sciences at Kentucky State University (KSU) invites applications for an Adjunct (non-tenure-track) position in Mathematics at an Instructor or Assistant Professor level. This position will teach Math courses in a 16-week framework. In-person instruction is desired, but an on-line teaching format would be acceptable. The teaching load will consist of one to two undergraduate Math major or general education natural sciences service course(s).

Candidates will prepare course materials, deliver instructions, and engage a range of diverse undergraduate students in learning foundational knowledge, and skills essential for Mathematics and related curriculums.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Our School of Agriculture, Communities, Environment, and the Sciences takes a Learning-Centered approach to course curriculums:
  • Responsible for assisting, guiding, coaching, and facilitating undergraduate students with constructing knowledge through gathering, synthesizing information, and integrating it with the general skills of inquiry, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Candidates will develop a class culture that is cooperative, collaborative, and actively supportive of students involved with the course materials, instructions, and keeping up with formative and summative evaluations.
  • Responsible for delivering course content in a student receptive manner, the knowledge, skills, and experiences each student needs to successfully achieve course learning outcomes as outlined in the course syllabus. Create, post, and articulate course learning outcomes or objectives to ensure student understanding of course learning objectives and expectations.
  • Responsible for creating and posting a course syllabus, and a class schedule for each class being taught during each semester. Create course curriculum, upload or provide course handouts, lectures, labs, presentations, and other course materials required to deliver course information understandably and interestingly to ensure students are engaged with course materials to achieve course learning outcomes.
  • Responsible for creating and posting course rubrics to assess each student’s performance related to the course’s learning objective and to identify areas for student improvement.
  • Responsible for assisting students in mastering course material by being available through “office hours” and at other times to answer questions and assist students better to understand the material in one-on-one or small group sessions.
  • Responsible for meeting all class periods or communicate weekly (virtual) and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated time.
  • Responsible for assigning grades and maintaining course/student records following FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.
  • Duties include but not limited to: teach 1-2 introductory courses in mathematics, plus upper-level courses in either Multivariate Calculus, Advanced Math, Mathematical Programming, Modern Algebra, Probability/Statistics, or Real Analysis; in various formats including online and in person modes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • Philosophical alignment with the mission, vision, and core values of Kentucky State University.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in the university setting.
  • Strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate student level.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, articulate, and assess course learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc.), which enhance student interest and engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage effective grading rubrics for consistent and uniform grading results.
  • An understanding of the uses of Blackboard.
  • An understanding of the Human Anatomy and Physiology discipline area.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
  • This position does not have supervisory responsibility.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
  • This position requires working in an office and/or classroom setting
OTHER DUTIES:
  • Perform other appropriate and reasonably required duties as assigned by your supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education Required: At least a Master’s of Science in Mathematics or Mathematics related field or hold a degree in Mathematics or Math related field of instruction at least one level above the courses being taught.
Licensing and Certifications: NA

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa

Internal Candidates are Encouraged to Apply

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I have received, reviewed and fully understand the job description for ____________________. I further understand that I am responsible for the satisfactory execution of the essential functions described therein, under any and all conditions as described. 




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KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

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