Adjunct - Organic Chemistry




Requisition ID:
req2207

Job Title: Adjunct - Organic Chemistry

Department: Biological & Physical Sciences

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor

Employment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit Instructor

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation: $51.88

Schedule: Hours vary depending on course assignment; day, evening or weekend hours.

Job Description:

The College

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, 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. The College is also a proud partner to over 40 high schools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from high school to college that encourage qualified young people to earn dual credit – high school and college credit – while they are still in high school.

Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision and our adjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation 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.

The City

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.

The Ideal Candidate

Columbus State seeks to attract faculty who believe in the community college mission; who are academically and culturally diverse; who believe the student comes first, always; and who share in our commitment to student success. The ideal candidate is committed to academic excellence, continuous improvement through professional development, assessment, contributing to program and course development, and creating a collegial environment of civility, collaboration and open communication.

There is a particular need for qualified adjuncts to teach during the day at central Ohio area high schools as a part of the Columbus State College Credit Plus program and also at our Delaware campus and regional centers located in Dublin, Reynoldsburg and Westerville.

Position Summary

The Adjunct – Organic Chemistry 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 material.

Core Competencies Required

Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Focus, Communication, Guiding Interactions, Positive Approach, Planning & Organizing

Essential Job Functions

In conjunction with the Biological and Physical Sciences department’s policies, teaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumes primary responsibility for the delivery of the curriculum, ensuring both the rigor of the program and quality of instruction in order to achieve course outcomes. Employs appropriate teaching and learning strategies and uses available instructional technology.

Distributes and submits syllabi for all assigned sections in accordance with department and College policies. Maintains student attendance records and submits reports by specified deadlines. Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule.

Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active and collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student and faculty interaction and support for learners. Regularly communicates with students and is available either in person or electronically. Encourages a sense of community among students for learning both inside and outside the classroom.

Employs appropriate assessment techniques to measure student performance in achieving course outcomes and objectives. Communicates course progress to students in a timely manner. Determines and submits student grades (electronic format) in accordance with established College policies and procedures.

Assists in the identification of students with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriate resource. Maintains confidentiality of student information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Periodic meetings with the department, Lead Instructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties, and professional development.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Attend department meetings and trainings as required. Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.

Usual Physical Requirements

While performing duties of this job the employee: regularly stands and walks for extended periods of time, and occasionally sits; converses verbally with others in person and by telephone; regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer; occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls; and frequently uses hand or fingers to touch. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision and distance vision. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds.

Working Conditions

Normal classroom and office working conditions. Travel may be required based upon assignment.

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 multi-media technology to enhance 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 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 supervision; meet deadlines; perform student learning outcomes; maintain confidential and sensitive information, including FERPA.

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 multi-media technology to enhance 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 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 supervision; meet deadlines; perform student learning outcomes; maintain confidential and sensitive information, including FERPA.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate has a M.S. or Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with knowledge of basic techniques in a chemistry laboratory setting is essential. The successful candidate works well in interdisciplinary teams and is comfortable working independently. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Preferred Qualifications: Prior teaching experience, Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, experience using an online course management system (Blackboard, Edmodo, Moodle) and online course instruction techniques and methods.

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