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Environmental Science Adjunct Instructor

Employer
SAE Institute
Location
Chicago, Illinois, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Reporting to the Director of Education, facilitate student learning toward the achievement of course and program learning outcomes. Teach, inspire, motivate, guide, support, and help students in courses and program. Continually improve instructional and professional skills. Update materials in support of SAE courses. Set high expectations for quality of work and raise the bar each time the course runs. Ensure that each student completes coursework that achieves the goal of the class and is done with quality and attention to detail. Comply fully with all policies, practices, and procedures of SAE Institute as outlined in the faculty handbook, catalog, procedures manuals, and faculty assignment agreement. This is a Part-Time Adjunct Instructor position with an on going contract renewal as needed.

Environmental Science Adjunct Instructor Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide education that aligns with the SAE model of curricula and delivery
Establish a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement
Contribute to a learning culture by participating in academic advising, serving on curriculum committees, supporting campus events such as new student orientation and graduation, and participating in various other workshops and collegiate meetings
Manage the learning environment by keeping accurate records and enforcing college policies and procedures
Post attendance within one hour of the end of class, assignment grades within one week of submission, and final grades within 48 hours of the end of the course
Develop instructional plans to meet course competencies and develop course activities that support lesson objectives
Effectively plan and prepare for classes and student success
Contact and advise students who are at risk for attendance and/or academics to help provide support, and coordinate with Academics staff to effectively manage at-risk students
Maintain, update, manage, and ensure accuracy of content on Learning Management System (Canvas) for all assigned courses
Use the Learning Management System (Canvas) to effectively engage and communicate with students to supplement and support course and program learning outcomes
Maintain instructor eligibility according to applicable federal, state, and accrediting regulations
Abide by all SAE policies and procedures
Other duties as assigned

Environmental Science Adjunct Instructor - Key Relationships:

I. Director of Education and Campus Director
II. Department of Academic and Student Services Team
III. Campus staff
IV. Students

Environmental Science Adjunct Instructor Key Result Areas:

4-8 objectives with associated activities and KPIs (which can then align with the performance plan) that the incumbent is accountable for.

Objective:

Effectively plan and prepare for classes and student success
Follow standard course syllabi for successful student outcomes.
Maintain instructor eligibility
Utilize available teaching technologies

Major Activities:

Provide syllabi enrichment by developing course materials, and utilizing participatory and innovative teaching-learning methodologies utilizing SAE approved curriculum.
Utilize successful teaching learning methodologies to enhance learning and engage learners.
Create and follow annual faculty development plan
Implement teaching technologies, including Canvas, to improve student engagement

Key Performance Indicators:

Classroom Observations meet or exceed expectations
Complete one professional growth development activity and one in service development activity annually
Student engagement, as measure by Canvas usage
Update Canvas grade book within 48 hours after assessment posted

Environmental Science Adjunct Instructor Qualifications:

General education courses: Faculty teaching general education classes must hold a minimum of a master's degree with 18 semester credits or 24 quarter credits in the coursework area of the course(s) assigned to teach. For example, an instructor teaching Mathematics could have a master's degree in Environmental Science but would be qualified to teach Mathematics if he/she has 18 semester credits in Mathematics

Competencies:

Expert knowledge of subject matter taught in specific courses
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to foster a cooperative atmosphere in a diverse community
Outstanding conflict resolution skills
Demonstrated time management and critical thinking skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines
Ability to work independently/without constant supervision and to follow instructions
Knowledge of common office software (e.g: Microsoft Office Suite) with the ability to complete administrative functions such as posting attendance and grades in a timely and accurate manner

Environmental Science Adjunct Instructor Additional Information:

Sitting and standing for long periods. Dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper. Occasional lifting of items weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds such as files, stacks of paper, equipment, and other materials. Moving from place to place within the organization. Minimal reaching for items above or below desk level. Strength, dexterity, coordination and vision to use keyboard and video display terminal for prolonged periods.
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