Sociology Adjunct Instructor

Employer
SAE Institute
Location
Nashville, TN
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Sector
Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Organization Type
Corporate
Reporting to the Director of Education or Program Chair, facilitate student learning toward the achievement of course and program learning outcomes. Teach, inspire, motivate, guide, support, and help students in courses and program. Continually improve instructional and professional skills. Update materials in support of SAE courses. Set high expectations for quality of work and raise the bar each time the course runs. Ensure that each student completes coursework that achieves the goal of the class and is done with quality and attention to detail. Comply fully with all policies, practices, and procedures of SAE Institute as outlined in the faculty handbook, catalog, procedures manuals, and faculty assignment agreement. This is a Part-Time Adjunct Instructor position with an ongoing contract renewal as needed.

Sociology Adjunct Instructor Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide education that aligns with the SAE model of curricula and delivery
  • Establish a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement
  • Contribute to a learning culture by participating in academic advising, serving on curriculum committees, supporting campus events such as new student orientation and graduation, and participating in various other workshops and collegiate meetings
  • Manage the learning environment by keeping accurate records and enforcing college policies and procedures
  • Post attendance within one hour of the end of class, assignment grades within one week of submission, and final grades within 48 hours of the end of the course
  • Develop instructional plans to meet course competencies and develop course activities that support lesson objectives
  • Effectively plan and prepare for classes and student success
  • Contact and advise students who are at risk for attendance and/or academics to help provide support, and coordinate with Academics staff to effectively manage at-risk students
  • Maintain, update, manage, and ensure accuracy of content on Learning Management System (Canvas) for all assigned courses
  • Use the Learning Management System (Canvas) to effectively engage and communicate with students to supplement and support course and program learning outcomes
  • Maintain instructor eligibility according to applicable federal, state, and accrediting regulations
  • Abide by all SAE policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Sociology Adjunct Instructor - Key Relationships:
  • I. Director of Education and Campus Director
  • II. Department of Academic and Student Services Team
  • III. Campus staff
  • IV. Students

Sociology Adjunct Instructor Key Result Areas:

4-8 objectives with associated activities and KPIs (which can then align with the performance plan) that the incumbent is accountable for.

Objective:
  • Effectively plan and prepare for classes and student success
  • Follow standard course syllabi for successful student outcomes.
  • Maintain instructor eligibility
  • Utilize available teaching technologies

Major Activities:
  • Provide syllabi enrichment by developing course materials, and utilizing participatory and innovative teaching-learning methodologies utilizing SAE approved curriculum.
  • Utilize successful teaching learning methodologies to enhance learning and engage learners.
  • Create and follow annual faculty development plan
  • Implement teaching technologies, including Canvas, to improve student engagement

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Classroom Observations meet or exceed expectations
  • Complete one professional growth development activity and one in service development activity annually
  • Student engagement, as measure by Canvas usage
  • Update Canvas grade book within 48 hours after assessment posted

Sociology Adjunct Instructor Qualifications:

Education:
  • General education courses: Faculty teaching general education classes must hold a minimum of a master's degree with 18 semester credits or 24 quarter credits in the coursework area of the course(s) assigned to teach. For example, an instructor teaching Mathematics could have a master's degree in Environmental Science but would be qualified to teach Mathematics if he/she has 18 semester credits in Mathematics

Competencies:
  • Expert knowledge of subject matter taught in specific courses
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to foster a cooperative atmosphere in a diverse community
  • Outstanding conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated time management and critical thinking skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines
  • Ability to work independently/without constant supervision and to follow instructions
  • Knowledge of common office software (e.g: Microsoft Office Suite) with the ability to complete administrative functions such as posting attendance and grades in a timely and accurate manner

Sociology Adjunct Instructor Additional Information:

Sitting and standing for long periods. Dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper. Occasional lifting of items weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds such as files, stacks of paper, equipment, and other materials. Moving from place to place within the organization. Minimal reaching for items above or below desk level. Strength, dexterity, coordination and vision to use keyboard and video display terminal for prolonged periods.

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