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Adjunct Anatomy & Physiology Instructor

Halifax Community College

Job Description

The primary purpose and function of this position is to deliver instruction and support student success. Develop course syllabi, outlines, and lesson plans for curriculum courses assigned. Develops lectures, classroom activities, laboratory, hands-on exercises, and/or actual work site exercises for students to participate and learn. Monitors and records student progress in courses. Administers tests or other evaluation methods to students; grades and gives feedback on exercises, homework assignments, and tests. Keeps records of student attendance.

Examples of Duties

Teach assigned classes
o Create an effective learning environment
o Meet classes as assigned
o Present instruction based on the student learning outcomes and performance levels of the course
o Use teaching methods designed for a variety of learning styles
o Use course text, outlines, syllabi and other curriculum materials in accordance with college and departmental guidelines
o Assist with maintaining a classroom environment emphasizing safety, good housekeeping, and equipment security
o Complete and submit on time all required instructional and administrative reports and records
o Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Head, Division Chair, Dean of Curriculum
Programs, and VP of Academic Affairs.
Keep accurate records
o Maintain accurate attendance and scholastic records of students
o Maintain current knowledge of programs, trends, and new developments in area of expertise
o Ensure educational program quality by engaging in continuous improvement through
assessment of student learning outcomes
o Contribute to the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan.
Other adjunct assignments
o Participate in communications with the college and department
o Meet deadlines as required
o Submit required reports
o Participate in the college's assessment process as required
o Fulfill all contract provisions
o Maintain a high level of professionalism as a representative of the college.
Additional Information
Language Skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills are required.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to perform basic math computations including adding, subtracting, multiplying and
averaging all units of measure as well as computing fractions, percentages and decimals.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to use effective critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills.
Computer Skills
Ability to demonstrate proficiency or, within a timely manner, be able to achieve proficiency in a Windows environment, have knowledge of email systems, PowerPoint, Blackboard & online lab environments, Self Service, Colleague, Aviso Retention, and other such PC/web-based tools.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequently requires standing, sitting, and walking.
Occasionally requires lifting (10-15 pounds), repetitious finger and wrist movement, and reaching both high and low. Constantly requires speaking clearly, hearing, and seeing.
Generally, this employee must be able to operate office equipment such as personal computer, fax machine, photocopier, etc.
This employee must be able to operate an automobile, as the ability to drive and travel is an
expected part of the job.
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.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

Master's degree in Biology or a master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours in the field of Biology from a regionally accredited institution; must be committed to the community college “open door” philosophy and adhere to research-based teaching practices that promote academic excellence in teaching and learning.

Preferred: Two years teaching experience in Anatomy & Physiology or General Biology; Blackboard; and community college teaching experience. Preference will be given to a qualified individual with a multi-disciplinary science background with a master’s degree and at least 18 graduate hours in biology and a physical science (chemistry is preferred). Experience working with the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students is preferred.

How to Apply
MUST READ Special Instructions and Additional Information to Applicants:
All applications for this position must be submitted directly via our online application system at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/halifaxcc. Applications submitted through third party sites will not be accepted. Application packets for employment must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state applications. "See Attached Resume", etc. will result in an incomplete application. Resumes, cover letters, and all transcripts listed on application must be uploaded with your application.To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit. Persons eligible for Veteran's Preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.

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