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Adjunct Faculty - First Year Seminar (FYS)

Amarillo College
Amarillo, TX
Closing date
Jun 11, 2024

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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 our Adjunct Faculty Member First Year Seminar (FYS) who will be all-in our mission and who will perform duties primarily related to the instruction of First Year Seminar (EDUC 1100). 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.

This position is filled on an as needed basis, contingent upon institutional needs.


Required: Bachelor's Degree.

Preferred: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in education, psychology, communication, or related field.


Required: Some work in an educational setting.

Preferred: Previous post-secondary teaching experience.


Teach assigned course utilizing appropriate and engaging instructional methods and techniques.

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

Provide constructive and timely feedback to students.

Perform effective teaching activities, including effective classroom management, classroom instruction, directing assignments and/or projects, and provide assistance for student course success.

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

Teach the assigned modality (in person, online, or tech supported), on/off-campus, or dual credit courses as required or assigned.

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

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

Participate in department, division and college meetings as assigned or required.

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!


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

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

Must have skills in computer operation, multimedia classroom instructional software, and be willing to learn new computer software.

Must be able to work with non-traditional students and students with disabilities.

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 maintain regular communication with students and colleagues.

Ability to demonstrate and maintain competence in the use of instructional technology.

Ability to demonstrate competence in his/her teaching field and related technologies.

Ability to ensure effective two-way communication at all levels of responsibility.

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

Salary Adjunct: , 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.

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.

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.

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.


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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