History Instructor (Adjunct Faculty Pool)

Rogue Community College

Grants Pass, OR

ID: 7068197
Posted: July 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

General Statement of Responsibilities
This is an adjunct faculty pool for teaching part-time in the Social Science department. The pool will remain open until June 2021 unless positions are no longer needed. Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be contacted and interviewed as positions become available.

Instructor is responsible for the planning and implementation of various courses in World History and/or US History. Instructor is required to create a course syllabus, instruct students in the subject matter in accordance with that syllabus, maintain attendance records, assess student progress and evaluate course work for a letter grade. Instructor will maintain college standards in all aspects of professionalism, record keeping and instruction within the team atmosphere of the social science department of Rogue Community College.

Supervision Received
The dean, in consultation with the department chair is responsible for carrying out the evaluation of instructors under procedures developed by the vice president. The dean confers with the department chair in decisions regarding instructor workload, professional growth, retention, and department staffing levels.

Supervision Exercised
The instructor is responsible for carrying out all duties required to supervise students in lecture or lab. This includes classroom control, maintaining a safe environment, insuring proper care and use of equipment, and classroom discipline.
Examples of Duties - Essential Functions
1. Instructs students in a classroom, lab, learning center, or other setting as appropriate during the day, evening, or weekend
2. Prepares, distributes, and utilizes instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media, and other devices as appropriate
3. Develops, communicates, and utilizes a student assessment process and instruments which are related to the stated objectives of the course
4. Adapt learning procedures to the online/distance learning environment, utilizing best practices and ensuring comparable quality of instruction, student-teacher interaction, and assessment with classroom-based courses
5. May participate as a team member in departmental meetings and planning activities.
6. Communicate effectively with a wide variety of students and college staff
7. Responsible for departmental equipment and provides for the security of facilities and instructional materials as appropriate to the department
8. Participates in curriculum planning and development as needed
9. Organize the learning experience for the maximum benefit of traditional and non-traditional learners
10. Performs other duties as assigned

Screening Criteria
Education: A Master's degree in history or related field is required.

Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted: accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.

Experience: At least one year successful teaching experience in a higher education setting preferred. Research or clinical practice in the field may be considered in lieu of teaching experience.

Knowledge of: Computer applications for communication and learning, including, but not limited to, word processing, the Internet, multi-media presentations, spreadsheets and database management; curriculum development; the community colleges' mission, role in higher education, and student population; and sensitivity to a diverse student body and its needs.

Ability to: Communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students, staff, and community members; demonstrate experience or potential for innovation and creativity in both the classroom and related educational duties, including the use of new technologies such as online instruction; demonstrate a commitment to professional standards and growth. Pass a criminal background check.

Licenses: If required to drive on behalf of the college, must possess a valid Oregon Driver License and provide proof of an acceptable driving record.

Physical Demands: The physical demands listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Manual dexterity and coordination are required for less than half of the daily work period (about 40%) which is spent sitting while operating office equipment such as computers, keyboards, 10-key, telephones, and other standard office equipment. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, bend, kneel, stoop, twist, crouch, climb, balance, see, talk, hear, and manipulate objects. The position requires some mobility including the ability to move materials less than 5 pounds daily, 5-25 pounds occasionally, and 25-60 pounds rarely. This position requires both verbal and written communication abilities.

Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily working indoors in an office environment. The employee is not exposed to hazardous conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and lighting is adequate.


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