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Employer: WSU Tech
Division: Academics/General Education/Natural Sciences
Job Title: PT Instructor (Adjunct Faculty) A&P/Biology/Micro Biology/Natural Sciences
At the WSU Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (WSU Tech) we are DRIVEN by our mission of creating opportunities for a better life to our students and providing the best trained workforce for area employers.
You are to deliver ENTHUSIASTIC, POSITIVE, and EXCEPTIONAL service, regardless of the job, working for our students, other employees, and community partners/employers. Show GRIT and GRACE and strive to give it your all 100% of the time, because you are to be of service. You will serve our students and your co-workers who deserve your best.
An Adjunct Instructor works for the college on a part-time basis teaching one or multiple courses during a given semester. However, future courses are not assured. As with all Faculty, the primary responsibility of an Adjunct Instructor is to provide the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. The instructor is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any WSUTech College campus/off-campus locations as assigned. At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, instructional counseling, recruiting and all duties as directed by the Program Director, Associate Dean, Dean, Chief Academic Officer, or the President.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Files an appropriate course syllabus for each course taught within the course shell of the appropriate Learning Management System.
- Ensures that each program/class contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency.
- Maintains a high level of expertise in the subjects taught and stimulates enthusiasm for those subjects.
- Recommends textbooks and other instructional materials including classroom and laboratory equipment to Dean/Director.
- Makes suggestions to the department Dean/Director, concerning the improvement of the curriculum in keeping with the objectives of the college.
- Teaches all classes according to an approved course syllabus, ensuring that assigned classes are held as scheduled. Holds the final exam at the time scheduled unless permission to deviate has been approved by the department Dean/Director.
- Keeps students informed and updated concerning course content, requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
- Keeps students informed about their progress through the prompt grading of papers and other work. Submits Student Academic Reports (SARs) and other documentation when appropriate.
- Provides students with a final grade published in the Learning Management System within the timeframe allotted.
- Maintains accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records.
- Conducts class evaluations and completes other college evaluations and assessment in accordance with college policy.
- Participates in program and curriculum review and development and student learning outcomes initiatives.
- Makes use of available college online resources (Angel/Blackboard, Publish Grades, Policies/Procedures, Grade Book, Attendance, etc.).
- Plans each unit or lesson, both as to content and method, to make each class meaningful. Incorporates instructional technologies in instructional delivery.
- Organizes each course taught into an effective instrument of learning.
- Studies and utilizes students’ learning styles in each class in order to facilitate the best teaching and learning situations. Maximizes the learning opportunities for each student.
- Facilitates student recruitment and retention activities including but not limited to high school visits and college activities, such as Open House, Program Information Sessions, and tours.
- Strives for the qualities delineated in the criteria for faculty evaluation used by the college.
- Refers students to counselor as needed.
- Submits required reports to the appropriate college personnel.
- Conveys college-related information to students in a timely manner as requested by college officials.
- Attends adjunct faculty meetings, college adjunct faculty in-services, professional development activities, and other meetings as called by the President, Vice President of General Education, or the Program Dean/Director.
- Assumes other work related responsibilities as assigned by the department Dean/Director.
Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Needed:
- Required Degree: Minimum of a Bachelor’s in Science, Master’s preferred with at least 18 graduate credits in Biology.
- Teaching experience desired, experience in adult education preferred.
- Must be available for required course assignments.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – must be able to work with students, technical and administrative personnel in a pleasant, professional, and efficient manner.
- Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
- Ability to use personal computer and software applications.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Ability to accurately and quickly process, enter and audit data.
- Ability to effectively organize and direct personnel during crisis or emergency situations.
- Demonstrate ability and knowledge to provide team leadership for planning.
- Ability to pre-plan course work.
- Must complete new faculty orientation within one semester of start date.
Other Position Requirements:
- Work effectively and productively as a team member. Keep others informed of information needed. Treat others with respect, maintaining a spirit of cooperation.
- Maintain effective and professional verbal and written interactions with peers, customers, supervisors and other staff. Use diplomacy and tact in dealing with difficult situations or people. Demonstrate effective listening skills. Is receptive to constructive feedback.
- Maintain acceptable overall attendance record, to include department meetings, all-employee meetings/trainings as required. Ensure appropriate notification to supervisor for absences, and ensure that work is covered. Be flexible in work schedule when needed.
- Produce quantity of work necessary to meet job requirements.
- Demonstrate the ability and willingness to handle new assignments, changes in procedures and business requirements. Identify what needs to be done and take appropriate action.
- Complete assigned work; meet deadlines without reminders/follow-up from supervisor or others.
- Perform work conscientiously with a high degree of accuracy.
- Participate in a minimum of 20 hours professional development activities per year to remain current with industry trends and advancements.
Must be able to work in a multi-tasked, high-volume environment, completing multiple and competing priorities. Daily attendance is required to meet the needs of students and prospective students. Attendance is required at meetings and in-services some of which may be out of the area. Schedules may fluctuate to accommodate student or College needs, deadlines and delivery of services. Long periods of sitting and/or standing will be required. Data entry/typing is required. Sufficient vision and hearing are required to complete the work and interact with students, staff, faculty and the public. Independent travel by car or public carrier is required to enable flexibility to work at alternate campuses/locations when needed. Evening and weekend work may be required. Work schedule will be as needed and required by administration to accomplish assigned duties.
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