Applicant Pool for Adjunct Faculty, Social Work

Owens Community College

Owens Community College

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

Advertised Position Title:

Applicant Pool for Adjunct Faculty, Social Work

Job Description:

The Primary responsibility for this position is teaching Social Work undergraduate students.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • This position requires classroom and/or alternative delivery (e.g. 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 appropriate practices for teaching diverse learners.
  • This position requires the following skills: 1.Written and oral communication. 2.Problem-solving. 3.Critical thinking. 4. Interpersonal skills. 5.Computer use, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and/or other required programs, Blackboard, and Owens e-mail.
  • This position requires 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 provide feedback to students is such a way as to facilitate their learning. 7.Evaluate student work fairly using Department guidelines.

Essential Functions:

  • TEACHES CLASS 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/or activities appropriate to the class. 2.Assigns grades to student work. 3.Returns 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 deadlines. 6.Maintains an accurate and thorough electronic grade book. 7.Administers course evaluations as instructed by the College. 8.At the end of the term, reports grades to the Records Office by the deadline and submits electronic copies of the grade book and attendance to the Department course management site.
  • 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’s course management site. 4.Accesses Owens e-mail 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 forty-eight (48) hours. 5.Responds to student inquiries outside of class in a timely manner. 6.Is available to meet additionally with students outside of class, if necessary. 7.Checks campus mailbox at least once a week.
  • 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 students, colleagues, supervisors, and other members of the College community.

Other Characteristics:

  • This position requires the following other characteristics: 1.Embodiment of the Owens Community College 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, including developing lesson plans and assessments.

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FLSA Status:

United States of America (Exempt)

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Period Activity Pay

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Retirement System:

STRS - STRS (Retirement System Classification)