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Adjunct Faculty- Geology (Environmental Science)
Houston Community College in Houston, Texas
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Date Posted 05/10/2013
Faculty-Science-Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Information Posting Revisions (if any) Special Comments PLease read each Job Posting/ Job Requsition position before applyin go tue Applications for Adjunct requisitions/positions are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed if openings become available. These positions are not current vacancies. Adjunct requisitions/postings will be open for a two year time period. At the end of the two year period, those applicants wishing to still be considered must reapply under the new adjunct requisition number. Employees employed as an adjunct are not entitled to all the rights, privileges, and benefits of regular, full-time employees. Job Requisition Number 002975 Internal Posting Only Open to all Internal and External applicants Job Title (Job Title as shown on the Job Description) Adjunct Faculty- Geology (Environmental Science) Job Code (The job code is listed on the Job Description) Position Number (Position Number to be filled in by Budget Position Control or HR) Position Number (Position Number to be filled in by Budget Position Control or HR) Job Type Part-Time Restricted Funding (Contingent upon continuation of funding) N/A Job Category Adjunct (Part-Time) Faculty Faculty Contract Length (i.e. number of paid working months for position) Other College All Department Name Adjunct Faculty Location Job Open Date 11-19-2010 Job Close Date Salary Plan Part-Time Salary Grade Starting Salary Range Salary commensurate with education and experience FLSA Status Work Hours To be determined by department Job Summary Provide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. Establish courses following accepted higher education standards, teach students using a variety of effective methodologies and provide engagement and support activities that encourage student learning. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional development and institutional and community service. The incumbent will teach a maximum load of fifteen (15) equated hours each semester, in area(s) of competency and participate as a full-time instructor in the activities of the department, division and college. Reports To (Title of individual) Faculty Department Chair Responsibilities Teaching: Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching Geology and Environmental Science courses. Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods. Develop and use a syllabus for each course within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair. Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles. Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner. Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines. Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials. Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs. Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously. Where appropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructional laboratories. Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies. Academic Advising: Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community. Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues. Make presentations on a particular academic field or program - its subject matter, objectives, opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, special clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc. Create and maintain a website dedicated to the types of information specified in bullet three. Work with Chair to take on appropriate academic advising activities as needed by the College and Department. (For examples, please refer to the HCC Faculty Workload Guidelines). Professional Development: Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair. Keep pace with developments in the discipline. Learn and apply technologies that support student learning. Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college. Institutional and Community Service: Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises. Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities. Actively participate in department, college or system meetings and/ or committees. Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCCS. Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs. Participate in business and/or student activities and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of HCCS. Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards. Participate in the HCCS planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and in establishing budget priorities. Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and higher education. Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions. Other relevant duties maybe required. Supervisory Responsibilities Budgeting Authority No Response Travel Required Ability to travel amongst HCC sites Education Requirements Master's degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Geology and Environmental Sciences. Photocopy of college transcript showing degree conferred must be submitted with application for consideration. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF EMPLOYMENT. Copies of all relevant transcripts must be submitted with your application, on or before the closing date. Transcript copies may be submitted in one of three ways: (1) by mail (2) by fax or (3) by electronic attachment to your online application A Transcript Transmittal Coversheet must accompany all faxed or mailed transcripts. A link to this form is located on the home page blue menu to the right of these instructions. HR Employment Services Fax # is (713) 718-8641. Certification Requirements Experience Requirements Minimum of one (1) year of college level teaching experience or five (5) to ten (10) years of related work experience required. NOTE: Part-time experience will be counted as half of full-time experience; for example, two (2) years of part-time experience will equal one (1) year of full-time experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at a number of sites around the city. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population. Possess good organizational and planning skills. Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities. Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment. Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others. Computer Skills Requirements Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required, including Blackboard Vista, or similar online software. Physical Ability Requirements Security Sensitive Position Special Instructions for Applying To be considered, copies of all relevant transcripts showing that your degree was conferred, must be submitted with your application, on or before the closing date. Transcript copies may be submitted in one of three ways: (1) by mail (2) by fax or (3) by electronic attachment to your online application. Electronically scanning transcripts and attaching them as a "pdf" documents to your application ensures that the transcript becomes a part of your online account and is readily available for attachment to subsequent applications throughout HCCS. A completed Transcript Transmittal Coversheet must accompany all faxed or mailed transcripts received in the Human Resources Employment Services Office. A link to this form is located on the home page blue menu to the right of these instructions. HR Employment Services Fax # is (713) 718-8641. Current HCCS employees with transcripts on file may request (in person) copies from the Human Resources Records Department, located at 3100 Main, 3rd Floor. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application packet is complete including relevant transcripts for every position you apply for. Please read each Job Requisition/Job Posting before applying for each position. If you do not understand the employment process or have any questions, contact Employment Services at (713) 718-8565. Please do not send un-requested materials or portfolios. If a portfolio is requested, it will be listed on the Job Requisition/Job Posting or the hiring committee will make the request when arranging for an interview. Additional Credentialing Process Requirements Acceptable Evaluation Agencies of international transcripts for US equivalence are listed as follows: Evaluators in Texas Foreign Credential Services, Inc., Austin, TX 512-459-8428 phone http://www.fcsa.biz/ Global Credential Evaluators, College Station, TX 979-690-8912 phone http://www.gcevaluators.com International Academic Credential Evaluators, Denton, TX 940-383-7498 phone http://www.iacei.net SDR Educational Consultants, Houston, TX 713-460-5344 phone http://sdr.netfirms.com SpanTran Educational Services, Inc., Houston, TX 713-266-8805 phone http://www.spantran-edu.org Evaluators Out of State Career Consulting International, Sunrise, FL 800-771-4723 phone http://www.thedegreepeople.com Center for Applied Research Evaluation & Education,Anaheim, CA 714-237-9272 phone http://www.iescaree.com Education Evaluators International, Providence, RI 401-521-5340 phone http://www.educei.com Education International, Wellesley, MA 781-235-7425 phone http://www.educationinternational.org Educational Credential Evaluators, Milwaukee, WI 414-289-3400 phone http://www.ece.org International Education Research Foundation, Inc., Culver City, CA 310-258-9451 phone http://www.ierf.org Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., Miami, FL 305-273-1616 phone http://www.jsilny.com World Education Services, Chicago, New York, Miami 800-937-3895 or 305-358-6688 phone http://www.wes.org south@wes.org Evaluations from other agencies may be approved on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Transfer Office(713-718-8535). Supplemental Documentation Required Preferences Masters degree or higher in the disciplines are preferred. Quicklink www.hccsjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=181235 Criminal History Background Check Notification In accordance with HCC policies and procedures, effective September 1, 2005 all new hires (FT/PT) will be required to undergo a pre-employment Criminal History Background Check which may include verification of employment history of any and all personnel files, education/training records, character references; criminal arrests and conviction records; criminal and civil court records; birth records, citizenship records; vehicle registration records; and any other public records. A pre-employment Drug Test and/or Alcohol Test may also be required if the position has been designated a safety-sensitive position or as otherwise required by state and/or federal law.
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