Job Title: Annually Contracted Faculty, Environmental Science, Safety and Health
Department: Design, Construction & Trades
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Annually Contracted Faculty
Employment Status: Board Approved
Bargaining Unit: CSEA(Faculty)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Type: Contract
Compensation Range: 53.86 - 53.86
Schedule: Monday - Friday, hours may vary
End Date(if applicable):
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there's no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset has established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy and a premier community college that is changing the nation's education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation's only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. The College is also a proud partner to over 40 high schools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from high school to college that encourage qualified young people to earn dual credit - high school and college credit - while they are still in high school.
Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision, and our adjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio, is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities, as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America's fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That's why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.
The Annually Contracted Faculty (ACF) member creates, manages, and participates in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives. The Annually Contracted Faculty member participates collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department and the college and of the collective and individual interests of its staff and student body. The contracted faculty member supports and seeks always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the College embodied in the philosophy, mission, values, and vision adopted by the board of education. This position description is in association with the Annually Contracted Faculty contract. This position will be in the Environmental Science, Safety, and Health department.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Instruction and 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.
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.
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. Create and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporates 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 digital environment.
Student Engagement and 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 department's general operations, 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.
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, and 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 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.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Provides consultative assistance to and advises, as appropriate, student organizations and groups. Contributes to the community and/or the profession as a representative of the College. Participates in local, statewide, or national levels in the advancement of the discipline and/or the two-year college mission.
Works a varying schedule, including nights & weekends, to meet departmental needs. Must be available to teach on-site at the Main Campus and travel to Regional Campuses, as scheduled.
Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, and Leadership
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: digital course development and delivery; online instruction techniques and methods computers, software, including cloud applications, to include Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); Blackboard; internet research instructional best practices; global issues and a genuine curiosity for societal and world affairs, specifically in higher education.
Skill in: strong verbal and written communications; maintaining good public relations; customer service; creative problem-solving; excellent judgment; conflict resolution; general typing; application of job software programs; course design and development; digital course development and delivery; social media; providing quality instruction, including active and collaborative teaching techniques, and support to a diverse student body; learning technologies and use of multi-media technology to enhance student learning; instructional planning and presentation; incorporating critical thinking, effective communication, and other general education outcomes in course content.
Ability to: collaborate with the College's community partners, including K-12 organizations, higher education institutions, as well as business and industry; demonstrate collegiality and collaboration across all college divisions; manage curriculum development projects perform student learning outcomes assessments; demonstrate teaching strategies that focus on student-centered learning; demonstrate a commitment to improving student learning through innovative strategies that aid student success and retention and reflect current educational trends; adapt to multi-campus organizational work environments, as well as changes in discipline; maintain confidential and sensitive information, including FERPA; perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects; develop, plan and implement goals; work independently.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into a computer. The employee frequently sits for periods of time, stands, and walks. Employee converses verbally or manually with others in person as well as by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.
Master's Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Soil Science, Natural Resources Management, Biology, Geology, Chemistry, or closely related scientific or engineering field specific to the course that is being taught. Work experience in the environmental and/or safety fields.
Experience in soil testing is preferred.
Must have a State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Internal Number: req3216_1624913289
About Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.