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Adjunct Instructor - History

Alcorn State University
Lorman, MS
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History
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*Job Title:*Adjunct Instructor - History
*FLSA Status:*Exempt
*Posted Salary Range:*Commensurate with experience.
*Employment Status:*Part Time .50
*Department:*School of Arts & Sciences
*Minimum Qualifications:*Terminal degree or Master's degree with 18 graduate credits in Political Science or closely related field.
*Purpose of Job:*To teach the undergraduate courses in the Department of Social Sciences:

* HI 422 1 Historiography
* HI 448 OL1 Africa Since Independence
* HI 501 OL1 Historiography
* HI 111 OL1 World Civilization
* HI 112 OL1 World Civilization
*Scope of Responsibilities:*The adjunct faculty member must demonstrate success in the classroom by developing and using highly effective teaching strategies that meet the needs of diverse students; that promote the acquisition and application of knowledge, development of critical and creative learning, and problems solving skills. The adjunct instructor assignments vary from semester to semester, depending upon the instructional needs of the department.
*Essential Job Functions :*
* Demonstrate knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques appropriate to teaching adult students; instruct, manage, motivate, mentor, evaluate and advise them;
* Interact with students in an appropriate, professional manner;
* Employ a variety of formative and summative assessments to ensure that classroom instruction leads to student learning and the attainment of the student learning outcomes for the course;
* Help students reach their academic, personal, and career goals and foster a safe environment that respects diversity, modeling respect and conveying confidence in every student's ability to learn;
* Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, student performance data, attendance policies, textbook choices, and assessments;
* Attend classes regularly, maintain active syllabi, and return reports, credentials, and other requested documents in a timely manner;
* Maintain effective written and communication with chair or designee;
* Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislation;
* Participate in training/workshops that are mandated for instructors.
* Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and values of the Department of Social Sciences and Alcorn State University.
*Qualifications:*Terminal degree or Master's degree with 18 graduate credits in Political Science or closely related field.
The candidate must have demonstrated teaching experience at the university level.
*Licensing and Certifications :*N/A
*Knowledge Skills and Abilities:*
* Communicate effectively with individuals and groups
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Working knowledge of common learning management systems such as BANNER and CANVAS
* Proficient with standard office applications on personal computers
* Proven ability to work with departments across all levels of the University
* Provide support for continuous process improvement of the academic programs and the department
*Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds:*Occasionally
*Open Date:*07/21/2021
*Open Until Filled:*No
*EEO Statement:**Alcorn State University*
*Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination*
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.
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