Requisition ID: req3358
Job Title: Adjunct - Communication (Pool)
Department: Languages and Communication
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor
Employment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Type: Contract
Schedule: May include daytime, evenings, or Saturdays.
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce
needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has
never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no
better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on
student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus
State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and
a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education
and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two
campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online,
Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an
Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways
institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative
through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all
levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive
culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive
compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development
opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of
Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and
region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that
embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and
lifestyles that define Central Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more
than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters
of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s
fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences,
dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why
Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both
professionally and personally.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential job functions described in this position
description. Since every duty associated with this position may not
be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties
not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may
be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of
their duties just as though they were actually written out in this
The Adjunct – Communication position provides quality instruction
and maintains a positive learning environment in the classroom,
with major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting and evaluating
students. The Adjunct role provides instruction and monitors
teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by the
Department Chair, or other leadership members. The incumbent must
exhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask
while engaging large groups of people with complicated
Core Competencies Required
Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement,
Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Focus,
Communication, Guiding Interactions, Positive Approach, Planning
and Organizing, Cultural Competency
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Instruction and Student Learning
Teaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumes primary
responsibility for and exercises oversight of the curriculum in
conjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuring both the rigor
of programs and the quality of instruction. Considers individual
differences of students in order to design and support a range of
appropriate learning activities. Participates in the identification
of students with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing
an appropriate resource.
Uses technology in a manner appropriate to the nature and
objectives of courses and programs and communicates clearly to
students the expectations concerning the use of such technology.
Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordance with
Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades on
time, and in accordance with established policies and procedures of
the College, and communicates progress feedback as well as other
relevant information to students throughout the semester.
Distributes and maintains accurate syllabi that incorporate
departmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements.
Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribed
meeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques to
measure students’ performance in achieving course goals and
objectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, Lead
Instructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties and
Student Engagement and Advisement
Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active and
collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student
and faculty interaction, and support for learners. Uses technology
to assist in communication with students. Encourages a sense of
community among students for learning both inside and outside the
classroom. Uses skills in cultural competency when working with
students and guiding inter-student activities.
Advises potential or current students within the discipline about
the program, career, or transfer options available to assist with
degree completion. Refers students to appropriate student and
academic support services available at the College or in the
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Attend required trainings and department meetings, as appropriate.
*Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.
Usual Physical Requirements
While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly
exhibits digital dexterity when entering information into computer.
The employee regularly sits, stands and walks for extended periods
of time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by
telephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs
or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee
occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds.
Typical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure to
moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: online
instruction techniques and methods; Microsoft Office; Blackboard;
internet research; online communication and record-keeping. Skill
in: providing quality instruction; learning technologies and the
use of multimedia technology to enhance student learning;
instructional planning and presentation; incorporating critical
thinking, effective communication and other general education
outcomes in course content; effective time management; proficiency
with online communication and record-keeping. Ability to:
effectively communicate and use interpersonal skills; create
engaging learning environments that respect a wide variety of
viewpoints; be sensitive to the needs and concerns of a diverse
student population, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
and students with disabilities; work independently without ongoing
direct supervision; meet deadlines; perform student learning
outcomes; maintain confidential and sensitive information,
Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Communication.
State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to
gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching online and in
a diverse community.
Additional Information: May involve teaching at both
on-campus and off-campus locations, online, seated and hybrid