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Instructor, Geology - Adjunct

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Position Information

Job Title
Instructor, Geology - Adjunct

Full Time/Part Time
Part-time

Job Description

Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. They will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.

Under general supervision, this individual will prepare and teach geology courses designed for college transfer programs. The faculty member must be able to instruct a wide variety of topics within the curriculum in a laboratory environment and may be required to teach day, evening and/or weekend hours.

Duties/Functions

Teaching
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
  • developing learner centered lesson plans
  • employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
  • incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
  • creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
  • preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate
  • conducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate
Professional Development
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
  • participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
  • participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies
Administration
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
  • maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
  • providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
  • maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, Self-Service, Canvas)
  • complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations
Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
  • addressing student concerns in a timely manner
  • promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
  • referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
  • Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
Difficult Challenges

Contacts

Education Required
  • A Master’s degree in Geology or a related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in geology from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
Education Preferred
  • Ph.D. in Geology or related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
Experience Required
  • Successful experience teaching in geology or related subjects in a community college or university setting
Experience Preferred
  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems
KSA Required

The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. They shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to:
1. Multi-task
2. Respect Diversity
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment
5. Communicate effectively
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.

KSA Preferred

Department/Job Specific Requirements

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):
1. Reporting Requirements
2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
6. eLearning Level One in Canvas before the first day of the first semester teaching
7. eLearning Level Two in Canvas for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods before the first day of the first semester teaching in that format

Physical Demands

1. May include teaching day and evening and/or weekend hours.
2. Physical Requirements
a. Maintain student records.
b. Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.

Other:
1. Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required.

Posting Type
Adjunct Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
2024-053-TEMP-P

Open Date
04/29/2024

Close Date

Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation


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