Adjunct Instructor, Massage Therapy
- Durham Technical Community College
- Location: Durham, North Carolina
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Massage Therapy
- Posting Date: 11/22/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Adjunct Instructor, Massage Therapy
Department : Business and Entrepreneurship
FLSA : Exempt
· Massage Therapy licensure through the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
· Minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching adult learners in the skills of massage and bodywork therapy OR
· 6,000 clock hours of verified occupational experiences in the specific trade to be taught
· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college health education or related field (RECOMMENDED)
Minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching adult learners in the skills of massage and bodywork therapy.
Minimum of one (1) year teaching adult learners in an online environment
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Adaptability to new teaching methods and alteration in course materials as needed
- Demonstrate excellent skills and abilities to engage students in the classroom and online
- Maintain a strong focus on mentoring and driving student success
- Address student questions or concerns in live or online classes
- Run class time schedule in accordance with established itinerary
- Adjust teaching style based on feedback and constructive criticism
- Working knowledge of instructional theory, basic education principles, practices and methodologies, the developmental process, competency-based curricula, and general classroom and lab practices.
- Possesses good organizational skills; knowledge of record keeping procedures, including the ability to collect and organize data and information.
- Working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, including applicable computer operations and software, i.e., Microsoft Office Suites.
- Ability to establish and maintain appropriate levels of authority as well as creating an atmosphere of support and confidence for students.
- Ability to develop effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, students, and the general public.
- Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
- Ability to make presentations to students online or in a classroom.
- Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college
The adjunct Massage Therapy Instructor will perform a variety of routine duties, as needed, to teach massage, body work/therapy, or therapeutic massage or other therapy which involves manipulation of the muscle and connective tissues of the body to students from different backgrounds, ethnicity, nationalities, gender, ages, religions, or disabilities in the classroom and in the lab, using a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, demonstrations, and using audiovisual and technological aids to supplement the presentations. The adjunct instructor is responsible for providing thorough, meaningful, and measurable instruction for students interested in becoming licensed massage therapists
- Organizes program of practical and technical instruction, including demonstrations of skills required in massage professions, and lectures on theory, techniques, and terminology; prepares outline of instructional programs and studies and assembles materials to be presented.
- Instructs students in subject areas, i.e., use, maintenance, and the safe operation of tools and equipment, codes or regulations related to the Massage Therapy Program.
- Instructs students in the significance of accuracy, sanitation, efficiency, resourcefulness and good work habits if obtaining employment or entrepreneurship as licensed Massage Therapists.
- Assigns lesson to students and corrects homework; administers tests to evaluate achievement of students in technical knowledge and practical skills; records results.
- Keeps records of daily attendance and student progress.
- Presents subject matter to students, utilizing a variety of methods and techniques, such as lectures, discussions, or demonstrations; ensures use of classroom time is organized and that instruction and clean-up can be accomplished within the allotted time.
- Assists students, individually or in-groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts; responds to basic student questions; may initiate study groups in preparation for exams.
- Enforces classroom protocols, rules and regulations; maintains classroom discipline; utilizes effective classroom management techniques.
- Assists students to develop and implement effective study skills, practices and Provide quality instruction at all times to adult students, teaching classes for the entire class period and properly covering the curriculum and outline for computer instruction.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of competency-based education and utilize available educational resources for the improvement of instruction and the creation of teaching materials;
- Provide input to the Director regarding student outcomes;
- Enforce academic policy and procedures at all times;
- Report to the Director any issues, concerns, or problems as it relates to the curriculum, instruction or student conduct/behavior.
- Represent the college in a positive and professional manner at all times.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
· Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
· Ability to lift, at times, 20 lbs.
· Good eye/hand dexterity.
Required Working Hours This position may be required to work a maximum of a 20-hour work week as determined with the director to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours.
Job Type : Adjunct Faculty
Posting Number : F414P