The Humanities Department at Columbus State Community College seeks a tenure-track faculty member to teach African-American history survey beginning in August 2024. The successful candidate will participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives and demonstrate a willingness to collaborate across the institution, provide academic advisement and student guidance, contribute to curriculum and program development, and participate in appropriate professional development. We seek a motivated instructor interested in a faculty position focusing on students in the classroom, student engagement activities, mentoring, and college and community service.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Instruction & Student Learning
- Teaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumes primary responsibility for and exercises oversight of the curriculum in conjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuring both the rigor of programs and the quality of instruction.
- Designs curriculum embracing diversity, in all forms, to foster talent in students while modeling inclusive teaching strategies, with an understanding of the socio-cultural issues of traditionally underrepresented groups. Considers individual differences of students in order to design and support a range of appropriate learning activities.
- Participates in the identification of students with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriate resource.
- Uses technology in a manner appropriate to the nature and objectives of courses and programs and communicates clearly to students the expectations concerning the use of such technology.
- Maintains regular communication with appropriate adjunct instructors.
- Coordinates professional development opportunities for appropriate adjuncts.
- Works with the department chair and fellow Lead Instructors on department policy and standards.
- Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordance with the Faculty Handbook and departmental policies.
- Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades timely, and in accordance with established policies and procedures of the College, and communicates progress feedback as well as other relevant information to students throughout the semester.
- Creates and maintains accurate syllabi that incorporate departmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements.
- Participates in the selection of appropriate materials to support course curriculum in accordance with the College’s guidelines.
- Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule. Employs and assists in the design and development of appropriate assessment techniques to measure students’ performance in achieving course goals and objectives.
- Be a facilitator of learning in a virtual environment.
Student Engagement & Advisement
- Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active and collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student and faculty interaction, and support for learners.
- Maintains posted office hours in accordance with departmental and policies of the College. Uses technology to assist in communication with students.
- Encourages a sense of community among students for learning both inside and outside the classroom.
- Advises potential or current students within the discipline about the program, career, or transfer options available to assist with degree completion. Refers students to appropriate student and academic support services available at the College or in the community.
- Promotes continual improvement as part of the cycle of teaching and learning by: assisting, as appropriate, in the maintenance of instructional materials and laboratory facilities; contributing, as appropriate, to the development, selection, and improvement of instructional materials, laboratories, and other instructional facilities; providing guidance in the development, maintenance, and design of course description, course outlines, and syllabi; recommending modifications to the curriculum and participating in the design of new curricula.
- Completes all mandatory performance evaluation measures within specified time limits and participates in all required training by the College. Shares best practices with colleagues in formal or informal settings.
- Participates in instructional, departmental, or institutional research to improve educational effectiveness. Evaluates teaching and assessment practices to continue improving them.
- Provides feedback, as appropriate, regarding the general operations of the department, division and the College. Participates, as appropriate, in the interviewing, selection, and orientation processes of department faculty and staff.
- Provides advice and/or assistance to faculty within the department, division, or College.
- Attends faculty meetings as called by the President, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean or Department Chairperson; and participates, as appropriate, on departmental and divisional committees.
- Maintains a personal portfolio for tenure and promotion review and other career-related needs. Employs student, administrative and self-appraisals to establish goals and objectives for professional development, and participates in professional development activities.
- Contributes, as appropriate, to the planning, evaluation, and/or presentation of college professional development programs. Maintains required professional credentials, licensing, and continuing education hours as disciplinary standards dictate.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
- Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in identifying areas of opportunity and systemic concerns while reporting complaints alleging discrimination.
- Creates a welcoming, inclusive, equitable and productive work and learning environment where all students, faculty members, and college employees feel valued and are able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences.
- Ensures accessible and inclusive curriculum design and teaching strategies, and specifically promotes, advises, and supports curriculum development aimed at creating a diverse and equitable learning environment.
- Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
- Master’s Degree in African-American History or a related field with a concentration in History.
- At least two (2) years’ experience teaching African-American History at the college level.
- PhD or Master’s Degree in African-American History or American History with a concentration in African-American History (1619 to Present).
- Graduate study in related fields must focus on African American History research methods and historiography.
Additional License Requirements:
- State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
- Applicants must be willing to work with high school students and teachers to fulfill the college’s commitment to College Credit Plus which may require travel to central Ohio schools. College Credit Plus (CCP) is Ohio’s dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance student career readiness and post-secondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families. Columbus State is fully committed to supporting College Credit Plus and invites candidates with an interest in this initiative to apply. Depending on operational need, faculty may be required to teach in College Credit Plus (CCP) programs. Applicants must attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, and appropriate transcripts with application.
- 5/5 course load with 1 course release during the first two semesters
- Lead instructor duties come with course release option
- College does not pay relocation expenses