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Geology Adjunct Faculty

Job Description

Working Title

Geology Adjunct Faculty

Position Status

Part Time


School of Health Sciences

General Summary

Odessa College is looking for an Adjunct Instructor in Geology capable of teaching up to 2 classes (Lecture and lab) per year. Must be able to teach all required Geology coursework and labs either on campus or in an online format

Specific Position Duties

Teach assigned courses in the curriculum; Teach Web, Web-enhanced, and ITV classes as requested, using a variety of instructional technologies including Tegrity; Teach collegeNow (Dual Credit) classes to locations in the west Texas area; Assist with recruitment, advising, and retention activities as well as participate in various departmental and campus-wide committees; and Help maintain departmental hazardous waste and records pertaining to the waste; Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the teaching field; Collaborate with colleagues to create pedagogy based on most recent teaching researchDemonstrates willingness and ability to teach various courses, times, locations, and delivery methods, as needed and as reasonably requested by the college; Utilizes appropriately challenging coursework to help students realize their full potential as learners; Provides students with written expectations, e.g., syllabi, policies, assignment instructions, graded evaluations, etc.; Administers tests which are appropriate to course content, including a comprehensive final exam measuring overall grasp of course objectives; By ways and means of instructing students, affirms the worth and dignity of all persons and the right of all persons to learn; Maintains an appropriate learning and assessment climate in the classroom, whether traditional, web, or distance, which encourages the free exchange of ideas while defending academic honesty and objectivity; Prepares adequately for class and arrives promptly at class meetings, labs, and any other scheduled instructional activities; Delivers material in a clear and understandable manner; Addresses student concerns, i.e., comments, questions, and input, both in class and via posted office hours, timely electronic communication, and other suitable means.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree with 18 or more graduate hours in Geology from a regionally-accredited institution; Computer literacy; Demonstrated ability to teach students from a wide spectrum of ages and from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, including high school students who are enrolled in dual credit classes; Excellent communication and presentation skills; Excellent work ethic; and Commitment to teaching excellence.

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