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Adjunct Faculty- Humanities: Concurrent Enrollment

Employer
Grand Rapids Community College
Location
Michigan, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 31, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time


Adjunct Faculty- Humanities: Concurrent Enrollment






Adjunct Faculty- Humanities: Concurrent Enrollment

Job ID: 1603

Date: December 5, 2023

Department: Language and Thought

Employee Group: Adjunct Faculty

Schedule: Part-time/ Winter 2023 Semester

Compensation: Consistent with Faculty Association contract

Reports to: Associate Dean of the School of Liberal Arts

Posting Closes: Open until filled

SUMMARY

The College is seeking candidates to teach HU 210: Introduction to Humanities: 1 section Tuesday/Thursday 12:38 p.m. ' 2:16 p.m. at Grand Rapids Uprep Academy High School. Applicants hired to teach for GRCC must establish a Michigan address prior to the start of employment. Information on our dual enrollment program can be found here.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Teach GRCC course offering in Humanities: Introduction to Humanities
  • Perform tasks normally expected of adjunct faculty members:
    • Follow the required syllabus template.
    • Use the required textbook as determined by the department.
    • Follow the Course Description and Course Objectives.
    • Effectively assess student performance using clear grading rubrics.
    • Maintain accurate records and grades
    • Adhere to student accommodations, as determined by the Disability Support Services office and required by law.
    • At a minimum, post a syllabus and utilize the gradebook on Blackboard (GRCC's Learning Management System).
    • Respond to questions received by email from students, the Department Chair, and college administrators within a reasonable time frame.
    • Create a safe and inclusive environment for all students.
    • Develop and implement teaching methods that employ interactive learning and a variety of teaching methods for all learning styles (small group, activities, etc.).
    • Incorporate new technologies and methods to enhance one's teaching,
    • Work with department faculty to ensure consistency in the curriculum.
    • Communicate with the Department Chair when student issues arise or when any type of help is needed.
    • Participate in professional development, as need or interest arises, and participate in professional development planned or suggested by the Department Chair or the administration.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education Credentials
  • Master's Degree in Humanities or a Master's degree in a closely related field and 18 graduate credit hours in Humanities required. (Mandated by the Higher Learning Commission)
  • Only candidates with a minimum of a Master's Degree in Humanities or a Master's degree in a closely related field and 18 graduate credit hours in Humanities can be considered.


Work Experience
  • College level teaching experience preferred.
  • Teaching experience at a community college preferred, but not required.


Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Ability to learn and use Blackboard, GRCC's Learning Management System. Training is provided.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Physical Demands
  • Some evening work (grading, preparing for class, responding to email questions) will be needed.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.


Mental Demands
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
  • An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
  • A commitment to serve the Kent County community.
  • Demonstrated responsiveness, initiative, and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties.
  • A willingness and an ability to learn college systems.
  • High energy level with enthusiasm and an interest in helping and supporting students and colleagues.
  • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgement and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
  • Must use good judgement in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a professional manner.


Working Conditions
  • Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our policies website.
  • Physical classroom environment in an academic setting.
  • Travel to offsite location.


METHOD OF APPLICATION

Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs. In one document submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript(s), and three professional reference letters for full consideration. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to employment with Grand Rapids Community College.Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.



To apply, please visit: https://jobs.grcc.edu/psp/job/EXTERNAL_APPLICANT/GRCC_HR/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=1603&PostingSeq=1




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