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Full-time members of the faculty are professional educators who have the primary responsibility of fulfilling the College’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan, President’s & Board of Trustees’ charges and educational philosophy, and primary goal of providing a quality education for all students attending the College. Faculty members are classified according to the ranks of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Faculty members are subject to Board policies, including academic freedom, and are also bound by its accompanying responsibilities. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, adviser, mentor, and facilitator of learning.
Core Competencies Required
Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration and Leadership
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Instruction and Student Learning
Teaches assigned pre-college reading, writing, and college success courses as scheduled in accordance with current department-approved course descriptions, course outlines, syllabi, and procedures. Assists, as appropriate, in the maintenance of instructional materials and laboratory facilities. Contributes, as appropriate, to the development, selection, and improvement of instructional materials, laboratories, and other instructional facilities. Provides leadership in the development, maintenance, and design of course description, course outlines, and syllabi. Recommends modifications to the curriculum and participates in the design of new curricula.
Employs and provides leadership in the design and development of appropriate assessment techniques to measure students' performance in achieving course goals and objectives. Communicates progress in the course to students in a timely manner. Determines and submits students' grades in accordance with established college policies and procedures.
Student Engagement and Advisement
Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordance with the Faculty Handbook and departmental policies. Participates in the identification of students with academic or other needs and responds by utilizing an appropriate resource. Advises potential or current students within the discipline. Maintains posted office hours in accordance with departmental and college policies.
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 general operations of the department, division and the College. 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.
Maintains a personal portfolio for tenure and promotion review and other career-related needs. 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. Provides feedback, as appropriate, regarding the general operations of the department, the 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, Provost, Dean or Department Chairperson; and participates, as appropriate, on departmental and divisional committees. Participates in K-12 partnerships, including College Credit Plus. Provides leadership in keeping the department current in the discipline.
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. Contributes, as appropriate, in additional duties and responsibilities based upon the expertise of the Instructor and the needs of the department, division, or College. Participates in local, statewide, or national levels in the advancement of the discipline and/or the two-year college mission. Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and predictable attendance, and works overtime as required to meet workload demands. Be an Instructor of record in a digital environment. Other duties as required.
Usual Physical Requirements
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into 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. Employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.
Typical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: digital course development and delivery; on-line instruction techniques and methods; Microsoft Office; Blackboard. Skill In: 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 Columbus State 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 the discipline.
- Master's degree in African-American History or related.
- At least one (2) years of college-level teaching experience.
- State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Specialization in African-American History (1619 to Present).
Additional Information: Applicants must be willing to work with high school students and teachers to fulfill the college’s commitment to College Credit Plus which may require travel to central Ohio’s schools. College Credit Plus (CCP) is Ohio’s dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and post-secondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families. Columbus State is fully committed to supporting College Credit Plus and invites candidates with an interest in this initiative to apply. Applicants must attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, and appropriate transcripts with application.
Salary Details: 9 Month Instructor Salary $43,460--$48,675
Optional Summer Semester (Full load): $13,413--$15,023
Optional Overload (maximum amounts shown):
--Autumn Semester (12 contact hours): $10,368
--Spring Semester (12 contact hours): $10,368
--Summer Semester (9 contact hours): $7,776
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