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Adjunct Speech Instructor

Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA
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Job Description

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Adjunct Faculty is responsible for teaching classes as assigned by the Dean. Must evaluate and report student performances and progress in courses in accordance with College and division policies and procedures. Must meet Adjunct Faculty Minimum Hiring Standards and adhere to college policies and procedures.

Typical Physical Demands:

Depending on course delivery methodology:

Requires prolonged standing or sitting.  Requires frequent bending, stooping or stretching.  May require light lifting.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.  Requires ability to distinguish letters or symbols.  Requires the use of office equipment such as micro-computers, calculator, telephone, faxes, and copiers. 

Typical Working Conditions:

Work is routinely performed in a classroom environment.  Frequent contact with internal and external customers is required.   Additionally, online instructors are responsible for obtaining and maintaining reliable compatible computer hardware and software.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and teach classes as assigned by the academic dean.
  • Conduct class meetings for the entire period scheduled and in a punctual manner.
  •  Maintain up-to-date syllabi, using criteria established by the Dean, in all courses as assigned.
  • Exhibit a positive and professional demeanor and attitude, contributing to a productive and growth oriented work environment.
  • Be available to students for consultation before and/or after scheduled class time.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding students and colleagues.
  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner, such as: uploading syllabi to course shells, maintaining an accurate and up-to-date electronic attendance manager and gradebook, complete and submit reports regarding student attendance and progress, submit final grades, and submit end-of-term electronic course assessments.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators and other contacts.
  • Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.

Education:

Required:  Master’s degree in Speech or Communications, or 18 graduate hours in speech, communications, or related field is required to teach college level courses.

 Preferred: Master’s degree in Speech or Communications

Experience:

Required:  None

Preferred:  Teaching experience is preferred.

Supervision Received:

General supervision received from Academic Dean

Supervision Exercised:

None 

Job Details

Date Posted May 16, 2018
Date Closes July 15, 2018
Address 2700 College Rd
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Department Arts & Humanities
Job Type Part-time Employee
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 25-1122.00 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Zipcode 51503
Name Human Resources Director
Address 2700 College Road
City, State and Zip Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
FAX (712)325-3739

This job requires the following skills

  • Performing Arts Worker
  • Community College Administration
  • Community College Teacher
  • Liberal Arts College Teacher

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