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Adjunct Faculty - Philosophy

St. Louis Community College
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 11, 2023

Title: Adjunct Faculty - Philosophy

Employee Classification: P/T Faculty Monthly Pay

Department: Philosophy

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

The Social Science-Humanities Department at STLCC-Forest Park is seeking a part-time, faculty position in Philosophy to start September 18, 2023. Salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with community college experience teaching World Religions and Ethics. The successful candidate sill also demonstrate the use of varied teaching techniques that help students develop critical thinking skill and understand the relevance of philosophy to their lives

What you'll do:
  • Instructors are responsible for instruction, grading, record-keeping, and compliance with legal and institutional obligations. Instructors should expect to meet all deadlines and to regularly use standard software, including the Microsoft Office Suite, as appropriate. Instructors must conduct all activities with an appreciation and respect for diversity of people, styles, and views.

    In addition to providing excellent instruction, all faculty members are expected to adhere to the following specific requirements:
    Maintaining the appropriate number of office hours at times of day convenient for students;
    Providing meaningful, timely responses and feedback to students' work and questions;
    Meeting all department and college deadlines;
    Maintaining accurate records of student attendance and reporting attendance as required;
    Keeping careful grade records throughout each term;
    Reporting both midterm and final grades on Banner Web;
    Attending scheduled faculty meetings and training sessions;
    Successfully completing policy-related tutorials;
    Checking messages and college voice mail accounts on a timely basis;
    Responding to messages and requests from students and administration within the 24 hours immediately following receipt; and
    Complying with all provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Education, experience, and other requirements:

Requires a Master's degree in Philosophy.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer Community College Teaching Experience.
Prefer Experience teaching the courses World Religions and Ethics.

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