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Part-time Faculty for Environmental Management @Columbia.Southern

Columbia Southern University
Job Description

Job Title: Part-time Faculty, Environmental Management
Department: College of Safety & Emergency Services
Reports to: Academic Program Director and Lead Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
Hours: As necessary to meet teaching guidelines
Location: Off-Campus, Remote

Job Summary

Part-time faculty provides teaching and instruction to Columbia Southern University students and collaborates with other faculty to promote an engaging learning environment. In addition to the teaching responsibility, faculty serve as a subject matter expert within their assigned discipline.

Essential Job Tasks

  • Teaches assigned courses within the qualified discipline including curriculum maintenance, innovation of content, curriculum assessment, and documentation
  • Serves as course content expert and reviews individual courses for rigor and currency
  • Resolves academic concerns, including academic integrity, grade inflation, and grade challenges
  • Participates in regular remote meetings and faculty development opportunities
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Lead or Academic Program Director

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge

  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Academic Processes – Knowledge of university guidelines, course descriptions, and academic terminology
  • Clerical – Knowledge of office administrative procedures including word processing, managing files and records, typing, and other office procedures
  • Computer – Knowledge of basic computer processes including word processing, web browsing, and Microsoft Office including Basic Microsoft Excel
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of basic mathematics

Skills

  • Critical Thinking – Uses logic and reasoning to look at different types of information in order to make conclusions and work through problems
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Research – Locates key facts and information in order to learn more about different types of information
  • Interpersonal Skills – Communicates and interacts with people effectively while being aware of social perceptions
  • Time Management – Manages one’s own time to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Attention to Detail – Thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task ensuring all aspects are reviewed

Abilities

  • Written Comprehension – The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Written Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • Selective Attention (Vigilance) – The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted

Education and/or Experience:

Faculty Teaching Undergraduate and/or Certificate Courses should (Course Numbers 1000 – 4000)

  • Possess a terminal degree or master’s degree in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university or…
  • Possess a terminal degree or master’s degree in any field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university or…
  • Possess the highest degree in the teaching discipline/field with a certification or license and a minimum of two years’ experience in the teaching discipline/field
  • Possess experience teaching at the college/university level (preferred)

Faculty Teaching Graduate Courses (Course Numbers ≥ 5000)

  • Possess a terminal degree in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university or…
  • Possess a terminal degree in any field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university or…
  • Possess the highest degree in the teaching discipline/field with a certification or license and a minimum of five years’ experience in the teaching discipline/field
  • Possess experience teaching at the college/university level (preferred)

*If a faculty does not meet the above credentialing requirements, an alternative justification requires approval from the College Dean and Provost.

Equipment Required

Full-time instructors are required to provide their own equipment. This includes:

  • Computer, telephone, and a printer with a scanner
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Blackboard, and internal database software
  • Internet access with sufficient speed/bandwidth to perform job responsibilities

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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