Job Title: Adjunct Instructor
Division: Academic Affairs
Reports To: Department Chair - Department of Health Sciences
FLSA Status: Part-time, Exempt
As a qualified expert in a particular subject area, the adjunct instructor plans and teaches campus-based or online courses based upon an approved syllabus/outline to assure course content and objectives are met.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conduct assigned course(s).
- Provide timely and constructive feedback to students on graded assignments;
- Respond to student inquiries in a timely manner and escalate issues and concerns to the Department Chair as necessary.
- Promote student retention by recording absentee information in roster after each class meeting, contacting students who are have established a pattern of absence, and communicating attendance "concerns" to the Program Chair;
- Design, administer, and grade examinations to assess achievement of course objectives as identified in the syllabus.
- Record and submit assignment, mid-term and final grades according to specified guidelines.
- Other relevant duties as assigned.
- Master's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education, with at least 18 semester or 27 quarter hours in relevant discipline. Doctorate degree preferred.
- Three years of teaching or related professional experience.
Successful college level teaching in any of the following areas:
Fitness/Health Assessment, Health Promotion, Medical
Terminology, Disease Prevention, Nutrition, Drugs, and First
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of effective classroom management techniques and differentiated instructional strategies to maximize student learning;
- Outstanding oral and writing communication, organizational, and facilitation skills;
- Exceptional ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality; work independently as well as in a team environment; and make decisions that support the University’s mission and goals;
- Possess professional appearance and demeanor to interact effectively with students, staff, and administration;
- Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of Applications and student information systems;
- Commitment to professional development.
Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend and reach.
Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work. Travel for administrative work is expected. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.