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Adjunct Faculty, ESL

Employer
Colorado Mountain College
Location
Breckenridge, Colorado
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Primary Responsibility

The adjunct faculty members of Colorado Mountain College are here to assist students in their learning process by utilizing all appropriate staff resources, materials, facilities, and educational technologies available which complement the teaching process. The faculty members needs to be committed to facilitating learning throughout our communities. Although teaching is the most important role of the faculty, the needs of our learners are also served when faculty are engaged in scholarly endeavors as well as service activities.

The college seeks innovative facilitators of learning who are active in the art of teaching and passionate about extending academic opportunities to all students. Colorado Mountain College is an institution offering associate and bachelor's degrees with a focus on positive classroom experiences and excellent outcomes for all students. CMC does not conduct research but instead focuses on excellence in teaching and learning in diverse classroom settings and programs. Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for dynamic classroom experiences and excellent academic opportunities and student support.

Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards)

Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in the specific program or eligible to be credentialed. Examples of ideal qualifications include:

A minimum of a master's degree in a specific degree for the position being recruited or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in a specifically related field. Example for business: (business, finance, management, marketing, or related fields). Minimum of one-year full-time teaching experience, or the equivalent as an adjunct instructor. Higher education teaching experience preferred.

An equivalent/applicable combination of education and experience to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position required.

Special Skills or abilities directly applicable to the position: knowledge with pedagogy, and teaching experience equating to two years. Must possess a strong background in computers and technology, excellent organizational skills, general office skills (filing, typing, answering the phone, customer oriented and attention to detail); excellent communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to learn, ability to research and effectively analyze data, work independently towards established goals and deadlines.

Welcoming. Innovative. Focused on Student Success. These principles reflect the soul of CMC. They guide us in building our teams, cultivating leaders, and expanding our approaches and mindset. They guide us to be an institution of higher education that's the right fit for every faculty member, staff, student, and community member in its trust. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with students, employees, and community members of all backgrounds.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

Essential Duties

The following responsibilities and activities are listed to maintain consistency in the application of expectations and align job duties with evaluation and promotion procedures.

Teaching responsibilities expected of all faculty include teaching course load as assigned, evaluate courses and assess student learning, meet established course, program and learning outcomes, comply with guidelines and policies, maintain office hours per established standards, develop rapport with students, assist with and participate in advising, orientation and registration activities.

CMC Faculty are expected to engage in scholarly and creative activities that enhance discipline expertise and enhance learning. Service activities such as campus and college committees, participate in relevant projects, mentor peers, participate in and assist with assessment activities, program review, student organization, recruiting and retention.

All faculty acknowledge that final payment of any contract may be withheld until submission of grades is complete.
  • To teach classes as assigned by designated supervisor.
  • To prepare appropriate lesson plans for each course in accordance with approved course objectives.
  • To develop and submit course outlines and syllabi to appropriate supervisor.
  • To assist with development of measurable course objectives and plans.
  • To develop a relationship with students & staff that is professional and encourages teacher/student communication.
  • To maintain accurate course records of students and complete course forms as required.
  • Be available for student consultation.
  • To assist in the recruitment of students, as appropriate.
  • When agreed upon, and as appropriate, to assist in the evaluation of curriculum and instructional performance.
  • To represent the college in a professional manner throughout the communities and college district by promoting a positive public image.
  • To engage in professional development as required for credentialing.

Supervision of the Position

This position will report to the Assistant Dean of Instruction or designee in alignment with discipline deans.

Supervisory Responsibility

The position may supervise student employees. Special Conditions of Employment Successful completion of a background check will be required as well as motor vehicles records report when applicable. Incumbents in this position will adhere to all safety and compliance policies of Colorado Mountain College while performing all duties assigned. May require travel and evening and/or weekend hours.

Working Conditions

This position requires constant sitting, occasional walking, standing and driving; occasional handling objects, pushing/pulling; frequent reaching with hands/arms, and use of finger movements; occasional lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects up to 50 lbs. Constant written and oral communication and the ability to reason and analyze and perform calculations occasionally. Work is performed using a computer and standard office equipment daily and driving a vehicle occasionally.

CMC is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, the College will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADA Coordinator, Human Resources, benefits@coloradomtn.edu

NOTE: This position description is intended to indicate the basic nature of positions allocated to this class and provide examples of typical duties that may be assigned. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned. Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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