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Adjunct African American Art History

Mercer County Community College

Job Description


If you are considering a new job, work environment or career opportunities you should look at Mercer County Community College. MCCC is a publicly supported college that is open to all and dedicated to student success. In order to support that mission Mercer seeks to attract, retain, and support a skilled diverse workforce which is our most valuable resource. We thrive on and are proud of our diversity and open access. Our students and employees find the College large enough for a multitude of offerings yet small enough to keep the “Community” feel for all. The College consists of two campuses, the James Kerney Campus (JKC) in the capital city of Trenton, NJ and a larger 292 acre suburban campus just six miles north of Trenton.  


As part of the comprehensive and valuable benefits package the College offers credit course tuition waivers for employees, spouses and dependents. This allows for employees and their families to take advantage of earning a higher education degree without the high cost. The College offers students 69 Degree Program Options and 35 Credit Certificates from which to choose.  


Reporting to the Dean, adjunct faculty provides assistance to students in their learning process by utilizing all appropriate college resources, materials, facilities, and educational technologies available to complement the teaching and learning process providing a direct impact to student success.   MCCC is seeking Adjunct faculty member to support the Program.  The position prepares and delivers classroom instruction for selected courses and serves as a valued member of the College.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaches classroom lecture-style instruction, (includes using technology such as; automated presentations, computer generated slides, videos, college online interface).
  • Assessment of student progress and success in the classroom and with individual course assignments.
  • Advise students and mentor students through individual and group interactions
  • Hands-on lab instruction and supervision.
  • Ability to have final course grades calculated and submitted by the semester deadline as needed.
  • Staff and support office hours for student consultation and tutoring.
  • Delivery of course content may be in-person, on-line and hybrid based on course needs.
  • Selected applicants will be required to comply with current College policy and procedures related to COVID masking requirements, vaccinations and weekly testing.
  • Teaching opportunities may include day, evenings, weekend classes
  • Year round teaching opportunities available based on need.
  • Salary / pay is based on instructional hours taught in the semester.
  • Understanding and commitment to serving a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.
  • Participate in required adjunct duties


Required Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in related field from an accredited educational institution
  • Proven instructional experience and dedication to student success
  • Knowledge of Art History including specialization in African American Art 


Preferred Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills


  • At least 3 years teaching
  • Community College Teaching experience
  • Instructional experience teaching both in person and online courses
  • Demonstrated knowledge in aesthetic and historical evaluation of African American Art, artists and culture from colonial times to present.
  • Knowledge and experience with  Blackboard learning management system or similar learning/advising management systems


Core Competencies


Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.

Customer Focus: Making customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships.

Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.


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