Applicant Pool for Adjunct Faculty, Speech

Owens Community College

Owens Community College

Toledo, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

Advertised Position Title:

Applicant Pool for Adjunct Faculty, Speech

Job Description:

Teaching faculty at Owens Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. The applicant will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.
This position requires teaching undergraduates, and applicants must provide evidence of teaching potential. The applicant must be aware of current pedagogy in the teaching of college students and specifically in the discipline of Speech Communication.

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.

Other Characteristics:

  • 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.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Master's degree
  • One term of teaching experience at the post-secondary level, including developing lesson plans and assessments preferred.

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FLSA Status:

United States of America (Exempt)

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Retirement System:

STRS - STRS (Retirement System Classification)