Instructor Adjunct in Philosophy (Part time)
Lenoir Community College, Department of Arts and Sciences
India

General Function

 

The Adjunct Philosophy Instructor is responsible for providing quality instruction through the use of online and/or seated platforms in the Philosophy discipline. The instructor must ensure that all learning objectives are met for the course and that the content remains current within the course. The instructor is responsible for providing adequate, engaging, and challenging yet appropriate instruction so that students are able to successfully complete course requirements appropriate for graduation completion.

 

Qualifications

 

  • A Master's degree in Philosophy from a regionally accredited institution or a master's degree and 18 graduate semester hours in Philosophy (courses designated as graduate-level Philosophy courses) is required
  • Previous teaching experience at a community college, university, or secondary school, experience using instructional technologies, and teaching online courses are preferred skills

 
Working Conditions

  • Typical classroom and/or online environment

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

The duties of the Instructor include, but are not limited to:

Mastery of Subject Matter

  • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the teaching discipline
  • Display ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of the field or discipline
  • Connect the subject matter with related fields
  • Stay current in the subject matter through professional development; involvement in professional organizations; and attending professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops
  • Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate

Teaching Performance

  • Teach a course load appropriate to the teaching discipline
  • Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning
  • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students
  • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs
  • Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet, interactive technology, etc., when appropriate
  • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate student assignments
  • Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives

Evaluation of Student Learning

  • Establish and follow meaningful learning objectives
  • Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward course objectives
  • Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grades each semester according to established deadlines
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstance

Support of College Policies and Procedures

  • Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus environment
  • Teach credit or non-credit courses in the teaching discipline as needed
  • Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation
  • Serve as faculty academic advisor for students
  • Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information
  • Substitute for other instructors in the teaching discipline in case of an absence
  • Exercise stewardship of college facilities, materials, and resources
  • Comply with responsibilities as cited in the Lenoir Community College Catalog, Faculty Handbook, Handbook for Distance Education, Policy Manual, and Procedures Manual

Participation in College, Division, Department, and Program Activities

  • Serve on College committees as assigned
  • Participate in meetings and events as required
  • Respond in a timely manner to requests for information
  • Support both part-time and full-time colleagues
  • Contribute to program, department, and division curriculum development processes
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators as an individual or as a team member

Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs

  • Maintain familiarity with College goals, mission, and long-range plans
  • Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels
  • Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents
  • Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of the College

Other Duties

  • Ensure that equipment, materials, and other resources, such as instructional aids are available for online and seated classes
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate course-specific instruction
  • Facilitate instruction in the teaching discipline with the faculty
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the curriculum
  • Coordinate and supervise curriculum development by designing, planning, organizing, and evaluating the assigned program of study
  • Adhere to departmental specific policies provided by the dean
  • Serve as a resource for student resolutions
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Notice of Nondiscrimination

 

Lenoir Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College complies with existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. The College prohibits discrimination against and/or exclusion from participation in any benefits or activities by any person, either on the staff and faculty or in the student body, on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, political affiliation, or disability.

 


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