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Adjunct Faculty, Sociology
Adjunct Faculty, Sociology
Full Job Description
The primary responsibility for this position is teaching sociology to undergraduate students.
Class SOC101: Tuesday & Thursday, 11am-12:15pm
Class SOC101: Tuesday & Thursday, 2pm-3:15pm
Please Apply Here: https://jobs.owens.edu/postings/8168
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- This position requires classroom and/or online instruction in the discipline. The instructor must be knowledgeable in the discipline and must provide high quality instruction. The instructor must have a demonstrated knowledge of and integration of appropriate practices of teaching diverse learners.
- This position requires the individual to have strong skills in the following: 1. Written and oral communication. 2. Problem-solving. 3. Critical thinking. 4. Computer use, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and/or other required programs, Blackboard, and Owens email.
- This position requires the individual to have the ability to: 1. Work with a diverse group of students. 2. Integrate diverse methodologies in order to facilitate student learning. 3. Understand the needs of community college students. 4. Manage a classroom, including organizing and presenting material, designing lessons and activities that will facilitate student learning, and monitoring student behavior and performance. 5. Follow instructions and meet deadlines. 6. Recognize students’ strengths and weaknesses in the discipline and to provide feedback to students in such a way as to facilitate their learning. 7. Evaluate student work fairly using Department guidelines.
- TEACHES CLASSES 1. Develops a syllabus for the class using the assigned syllabus shell, including designing an evaluation procedure that falls within the parameters of the syllabus shell and creating a calendar of assignments in accordance with the course outline. 2. Prepares lesson plans and conducts classes during the scheduled times using the Department-approved text(s). 3. Follows Department guidelines for course content and best practices. 4. Meets classes on all scheduled dates during the assigned semester. 5. Meets classes on time and holds classes for their fully allotted time. 6. If teaching online, respects the Owens Community College Standards for Web Instruction. 7. Uses appropriate classroom management techniques. 8. Uses appropriate means and methods of technology.
- CREATES AND MAINTAINS ASSIGNMENTS, EVALUATIVE MEASURES, AND RECORDS 1. Creates and evaluates assignments, evaluative measures, and activities appropriate to the class. 2. Assigns grades to student work. 3. Returns the graded assignments, evaluative measures, and activities to the students in a timely manner. Maintains the general guideline of returning student work and posting grades within a week. 4. Maintains accurate and thorough records of student attendance. 5. Reports student attendance as required, by the published deadline. 6. Maintains an accurate and thorough electronic grade book. 7. At the end of the term, reports grades to the Records Office by the deadline and submits electronic copies of grade book and attendance to the Department course management site. 8. Administers course evaluations as instructed by the College.
- COMMUNICATES EFFECTIVELY 1. Uses the College’s course management system for assigned courses and department matters as appropriate. 2. Uses MS Office Suite and/or other required (and Owens-system-compatible and approved) programs. 3. Submits electronic copies of all requested documents (including syllabi, grade books, attendance records, and other files as required) to the Department course management site. 4. Accesses Owens email account at least every other day to communicate adequately with students and with the Department Chair. Maintains the general guideline of reading and replying to all required messages within 48 hours. 5. Checks campus mailbox at least once a week. 6. Responds to student inquiries outside of class in a timely manner. 7. Is available to meet additionally with students outside of class, if necessary.
- ENGAGES IN OTHER DEPARTMENT-RELATED ACTIVITIES 1. Attends Department and College workshops, training sessions, and development activities as needed. 2. Attends Department and College meetings as necessary. 3. Participates in student learning assessment activities. 4. Performs other departmental duties, as assigned.
- SUPPORTS MISSION, VISION, AND CORE VALUES 1. Exhibits the College Core Values of Service, Learning, Innovation, Collaboration, and Excellence. 2. Supports the College Mission and Vision. 3. Supports the School of Liberal Arts Mission and Vision 4. Displays professional and collegial behavior toward all students, colleagues, supervisors, and the entire college community, at all times.
- This position requires the following other characteristics: 1. Embodiment of the Owens Core Values: Service, Learning, Innovation, Collaboration, and Excellence. 2. Enthusiasm for teaching. 3. Excellent interpersonal skills. 4. Strong organizational skills. 5. Patience and flexibility.
- Master's degree in Sociology or a master’s degree in a closely related field with at least 18 credit hours of graduate-level coursework in Sociology.
- Graduate work must be in Sociology. Graduate work in social work or counseling will not be considered.
Job Types: Part-time, Temporary
Work Location: One location
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