Adjunct-Introductory, General and Advanced Chemistry
Columbus State Community College

Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Requisition ID: req3066

Job Title: Adjunct-Introductory, General and Advanced 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: Exempt

Compensation Type: Contract

Compensation: $53.83

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

Job Description: 

The College
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs andmake higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better timeto join a two-year college, and there's no better place to do it than at ColumbusState. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset haveestablished Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regionaleconomy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation'seducation and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across twocampuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State isthe nation's only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD)college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The RightSignals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees atall levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture thatrewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensivebenefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated toensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects thatof our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a communitythat embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, andlifestyles that define Central Ohio. 

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune500 companies. Columbus is one of America's fastest-growing cities, offering awealth 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 functionssatisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in thisposition description. Since every duty associated with this position may not bedescribed herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specificallyspelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered tobe incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they wereactually written out in this position description.

Position Summary

The Adjunct- Chemistry positionprovides quality instruction and maintains a positive learning environment inthe classroom with major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting and evaluatingstudents. The Adjunct role provides instruction and monitors teaching/learningeffectiveness in courses assigned by the Department Chair or other leadershipmembers. The incumbent must exhibit strong organizational skills and theability to multitask while engaging large groups of people with complicatedmaterial.

Core Competencies Required

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


Instruction and StudentLearning

Teaches assigned courses asscheduled and assumes primary responsibility for and exercises oversight of thecurriculum in conjunction with the Department's policies, ensuring both therigor of programs and the quality of instruction.  Considers individualdifferences of students in order to design and support a range of appropriatelearning activities.  Participates in the identification of students withacademic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriateresource.  Uses technology in a manner appropriate to the nature andobjectives of courses and programs and communicates clearly to students theexpectations concerning the use of such technology.  Keeps accurate andappropriate records in accordance with the Faculty Handbook and departmentalpolicies.

Maintains attendance records,determines and submits grades timely, and in accordance with establishedpolicies and procedures of the College, and communicates progress feedback aswell as other relevant information to students throughout the semester.Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporates departmental,college, cross-college, and instructor requirements.

Conducts classespunctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule. Employsappropriate assessment techniques to measure students' performance in achievingcourse goals and objectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department,Lead Instructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties and professionaldevelopment.

Student Engagement andAdvisement

Creates a positive classroomatmosphere that encourages active and collaborative learning, student effort,academic challenge, student and faculty interaction, and support forlearners.  Uses technology to assist in communication with students.  Encourages a sense of community amongstudents for learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Refers students to appropriate student and academic support services availableat the College or in the community.

Diversity, Equity andInclusion

Contributes to creating awelcoming, inclusive, and productive work environment where all students,faculty members, and college employees feel valued and able to contribute totheir full potential, regardless of their differences.

Other duties as required.

Other Duties andResponsibilities

Fosters and maintains a safeenvironment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and membersof the community.
Attend all required trainings.Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.

Usual PhysicalRequirements

While performing duties of thisjob, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when enteringinformation into computer. The employee regularly sits, stands and walks forextended periods of time. Employee converses verbally with others in person andby telephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs orbalances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee occasionally lifts orexerts force of up to 30 pounds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: theory, content and applications of inorganic, organic and biochemistry absolutely essential. Basic knowledge of internet research techniques and methods required. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Skill In: 1) providing quality instruction (developmental, multicultural, applied learning) and support to a diverse student body; 2) instructional planning and presentation, incorporating critical thinking and general education outcomes in the discipline's course content; and 3) effective and timely communication with peers, in particular the course and departmental leadership teams. Ability to: 1) demonstrate teaching strategies that focus on student-centered learning; 2) direct and assist students during active laboratory experiences; 3) explore and incorporate learning technologies and use of multi-media technology to enhance student learning; 4) perform student learning outcomes assessments; 5) demonstrate a commitment to improving student learning through innovative strategies that aid student success and retention and reflect industry trends; 6) adapt to multi-campus organizational work environments as well as changes in the discipline and 7) follow administrative directives concerning grade reporting, use of learning platforms, meeting classroom expectations and obligations consistent with being faculty at Columbus State Community College.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree or higher from an accredited academic institution in the disciplines of chemistry. Experience in the procedures of a teaching/learning laboratory setting. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Prior teaching experience, experience using an online course management system (Blackboard, Canvas, Edmodo, Moodle) and online course instruction techniques and methods.

Additional Information: Adjunct faculty positions are ongoing pooled positions and as such, applications are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed by the department when openings become available. To be considered for a position, candidates must complete the online application and provide the following documents: unofficial transcripts based on the requirements of the position, cover letter and CV or resume. Official transcripts must be provided within 30-days of hire date. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective applicant to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

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