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Adjunct Faculty - Agriculture

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Columbus, IN
Categories: Adjunct Faculty

General Description of Position: Adjunct Faculty positions are temporary, part-time positions hired each semester on an as-needed basis. The adjunct faculty member will be responsible for creating a learning environment that assists students in reaching their goals; and for providing effective instruction and assessment within the framework of common syllabi provided by the School. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the college.
Major Responsibilities:

PROGRAM OPERATION: Perform all instructional duties necessary to teach and facilitate student learning in assigned classes. Provide syllabus appropriate to course(s) being taught to students and follows syllabus content and requirements. Maintain student attendance and grading records according to College policy as outlined in the Adjunct Handbook. Submits requested information within established timelines.

STUDENTS: Is available to students outside scheduled class time to answer questions/provide assistance. Deal with student concerns and, if necessary, consult with program coordinator to resolve issues.

INSTRUCTION: Meet all scheduled classes of contracted course(s). Use technology such as Blackboard, PowerPoint, etc. as appropriate. In event of emergency absence, notifies program/department chair. Conduct all activities with an appreciation and respect for diversity of people, styles, and views. Promote same as an integral part of one's work.

Minimum Qualifications: The Agriculture Program at the Columbus campus prefers Adjunct Instructors to hold a Master’s Degree in Agriculture, however other credentialing qualifications may be acceptable as listed below:
A qualified faculty member in Agriculture meets the School of Technology criteria:
1. Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in the fields of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agriculture Education, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Systems Management, Agronomy, Animal Science, Botany, Horticulture, or Plant Science; or
2. Possesses a current Workplace Specialist License granted by the Indiana Department of Education appropriate to course objectives and directly linked to credentials, certifications, and competencies listed in the Curriculum of Record (COR), or
3. Possesses an earned associate or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution directly related to the program’s discipline, and has two years of directly related work experience.
Preferred Qualifications:  
Other Requirements:

Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.
Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview. Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire.
Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees.

Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives.

Work Hours:

Day, evening, nights, and/or Saturday classes.  3 credit courses may meet for 6 to 8 hours per week depending on whether they are a lecture or lab course.  These courses typically meet two days or two evenings each week for 8 weeks.

Hiring Range:  
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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (names, address, phone number, emails).

Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview.  Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire.

 

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