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Adjunct Faculty - English

Employer
Amarillo College
Location
Amarillo, TX
Closing date
Jun 11, 2024

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
At Amarillo College, our mission is: Transforming our community and economy through learning, innovation, and achievement. Every team member, regardless of job title or duties, is responsible first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.

This is an exciting time to work for Amarillo College! We are accepting applications for Adjunct Faculty Members in English who will be all-in our mission and who will perform duties primarily related to the instruction of courses in the English Department. Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, online courses, or tech supported classes, and in immediate preparation for respective courses; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; and preparing teaching materials.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

Required: Master's degree in English or a Master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours in English.

EXPERIENCE:

Preferred: Previous post-secondary teaching experience.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teach assigned course(s) utilizing appropriate and engaging instructional methods and techniques.

Participate in course and curriculum development, revision and evaluation.

Design and implement assessments to measure student learning outcomes.

Maintain accurate and timely records of student attendance and academic performance.

Provide constructive feedback to students.

Perform effective teaching activities, including classroom instruction, directing projects, and assisting with student coursework, research and internships.

Plan, develop and present organized classroom instructions and learning opportunities for students in accordance with approved course outlines.

Attend briefings on procedures, advising, registration, and general policy.

Complete appropriate administrative paperwork and performance evaluations in a timely manner.

As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the AC Core Values: Wow, Family, Fun, Innovation, and Yes!

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Good oral and written command of the English language and grammar is required.

Must understand and apply learner-centered and high impact instructional methods.

Skills in computer operation, multimedia classroom instructional software, and be willing to learn new computer software.

Ability to work under stress, work independently and as a team member, and deal with students in a professional manner.

Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times, especially when dealing with resistance or hostility, and to provide an exemplary level of customer service to all internal, external customers, vendors, community leaders, etc.

Ability to educate themselves regarding College policies.

Ability to teach day and/or evening courses as required.

Ability to teach off-campus, dual credit, online, and tech supported courses as required.

Notice: Applicants selected for employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal history background check and possibly a pre-employment drug test.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time, and be able to move materials weighing up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions: Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (days, nights, weekends, holidays, and varying events if necessary.)

Work Environment: This job may operate in a classroom, online, or tech supported setting. This role routinely uses standard classroom and office equipment such as microphones, audio/video-recorders, computers, overhead projectors, phones, copy machines, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Salary: , please review the TEACHING OVERLOAD COMPENSATION and ADJUNCT FACULTY COMPENSATION chart to view the salary pay scale. This is based on your highest level of education

Commitment Statement: Amarillo College is dedicated to building a workforce that embraces a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, fostering a culturally aware team at every organizational level. Our goal is a faculty and staff that mirrors the distinctiveness of our community and is continually enhancing their skills and knowledge to better serve our entire student population.

Promotional Opportunity Policy: Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non-appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.

Benefits

Part-time employees are entitled to a free gym membership at the First Bank Southwest Fitness center, Free tuition up to 6 credits per semester, and a generous retirement plan.

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