Company: Texas Southmost College
Posted on: August 5, 2022
3.9 Part-time7 hours ago Full Job Description Job Summary
Adjunct Faculty are professional educators who work on a limited
basis and have the primary responsibility of fulfilling the Texas
Southmost Colleges (TSC) mission, vision, values and goals of
providing a quality education, within a fully digital learning
environment, for all students enrolled at the College. The
relationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of
leader, teacher, advisor, and facilitator of learning. Adjunct
Faculty members are responsible to the College President through a
chain of command and accountable to the Colleges policies and
procedures. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Categories below
constitute the expectations for the adjunct faculty member. These
responsibilities will be assessed utilizing student evaluations,
classroom observations and the supervisors formative and summative
- Strive for continual improvement of student success by planning
an optimal learning environment; providing high quality instruction
and advising; participating in the development of learning outcomes
and in the assessment of students as well as of self and applied
teaching techniques in order to increase effectiveness; and
engaging in ongoing professional development.
- Manage learning environments by ensuring that accurate syllabi
are developed that incorporate departmental, college and instructor
requirements; maintaining attendance records, submitting grades,
and providing constructive feedback as well as other relevant
information to students throughout the semester; and conducting
classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting
- Deliver effective instruction by assuming primary
responsibility for curriculum development in conjunction with the
Colleges policies and procedures, ensuring both rigor and the
quality of instruction; by considering individual differences of
students in order to design and support a range of appropriate
learning activities; by using the Colleges digital learning
solution to meet the objectives of courses; and by communicating
clearly to students the expectations concerning the use of the
Colleges digital learning solution and other available
- Enhance the students learning experience by integrating
concrete, real-life situations into learning experiences to
encourage critical thinking, interdisciplinary skills and teamwork;
by employing methods that develop student understanding of
discipline-specific thinking, practices and procedures, as well as
interdisciplinary applications, to create academic literacy; and by
working with students and employers in occupational settings as
required by or appropriate to the academic discipline.
- Collaborate with colleagues across the College in the
construction and continuous improvement of measurable learning
outcomes to include the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
(THECB) core curriculum objectives and additional Texas Southmost
- Assess student learning by designing assessments that measure
or demonstrate student growth; by sequencing learning opportunities
throughout advising, courses and programs to build student
understanding and knowledge; and by aligning assessment with
- Promote continual improvement as part of the cycle of teaching
and learning by developing and revising curriculum as needed and
using defined student learning outcomes to plan, develop, document
and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching activities.
- Support TSCs institutional effectiveness program by
understanding the preparation and evaluations of Student Outcomes
Assessment Plans (SOAPs); completing all mandatory performance
evaluation measures within specified time limits; sharing best
practices with colleagues in formal and informal settings; and
striving toward improved educational effectiveness.
- Support learning through student engagement by creating a
positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active and
collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student
and faculty interaction, and support for learners.
- Maintain a learning-centered environment by being available to
students during the designated work period.
- Support student learning by making students aware of and
referring them to the appropriate student and academic support
services available at the College.
- Pursue professional development by taking graduate courses or
internal classes offered by the College or professional development
organizations, as appropriate and by maintaining required
professional credentials, licensing, and continuing education hours
as disciplinary standards dictate.
- Participate collegially in discipline-specific activities
developed for adjunct faculty, as appropriate.
- Handle sensitive and extensive confidential information.
- Attend the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and
follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the
- Complete duties and responsibilities in compliance with college
standards, policies and guidelines.
- Promote positive morale and teamwork within the functional unit
and provides exceptional customer service to students, faculty and
- Use interpersonal skills and makes sound judgments to decide
how duties and responsibilities are completed between coworkers,
the supervisory chain, faculty, staff, students, and
- Complete all required training and professional development
sessions sponsored by Texas Southmost College (TSC).
- Support the values and institutional goals as defined in the
Colleges Strategic Plan.
- Assist with the process for systematic review and evaluation of
the planning unit per the model adopted by the College, including
the development and monitoring of outcomes and plans of action for
improvement based on the assessment of those outcomes and
- Working hours may include evenings, holidays or weekends
depending on deadline requirements and special events.
- Perform duties and responsibilities within a high-tech
- Perform other duties as assigned. Required Knowledge and Skills
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
- Strong, demonstrated commitment to the mission of the community
- Strong, demonstrated commitment to quality teaching, student
success and student completion.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the academic and instructional
functions of the College.
- Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development, assessment
- Demonstrated knowledge in developing and monitoring student
learning outcomes and student assessment strategies.
- General knowledge of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges.
- Excellent teaching, communication, interpersonal and leadership
- Skill in working effectively in a team environment with a
customer service focus.
- Ability to use technology in the teaching and learning
- Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective
working relationships with students, college employees and the
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid
conclusions; and effectively present information.
- Demonstrated commitment to student success and completion.
- Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal and
leadership skills and ability to work independently.
- Ability to grasp concepts and procedures quickly.
- Strong detail orientation and ability to multi-task with little
- Ability to work under pressure with multiple interruptions and
- Cooperation team player in a diverse working environment.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, customer-service oriented
collaborative team environment.
- Ability to handle sensitive and extensive confidential
- Problem solving skills and the ability to lead, instruct,
handle a large variety of details and to work with all levels of
- Proficient in the use of the Internet to access data, maintain
records, generate reports, and communicate with others. Required
Education and Experience To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of
the education and experience required.
- Masters degree or higher in Art, Fine Arts, Studio Art, Art
Education or Art History OR a Masters degree or higher with
eighteen (18) graduate hours in Art, Fine Arts, Studio Art, Art
Education or Art History from a regionally accredited college or
university. Preferred Education and Experience
- Teaching experience in a comprehensive community college
setting or at the undergraduate level.
- Experience in enhancing the students learning experience by
integrating a variety of methods and strategies into the teaching
process and maintaining a learning-centered environment.
- Experience in collaborating with colleagues across the College
in the construction and continuous improvement of measurable
learning outcomes. Certificates and Licensures None required.
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. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to
stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use
hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach
with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or
crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must
frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust
focus. 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. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical
parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The
noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Posting
Detail Information Posting Number 2022052TSC Open Date 04/26/2022
Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary
Transcripts (unofficial) are required to be attached to
applications for all positions with an educational requirement
(Faculty/Staff/Administrative). Your application is not considered
complete until all required documents have been attached.
Attachments must be in PDF or Microsoft Word format and must be no
larger than 2 MB. You will not be able to attach documents after
your application has been submitted. Please Note: Official
transcripts are only required if recommended for hire. Official
transcripts shall be sent directly from the issuing institution to
the College Districts Office of Human Resources and must include
documentation of all credit earned, including the education
requirements that specifically qualifies the applicant for the
position. The address to send all transcripts is: Texas Southmost
College Office of Human Resources 80 Fort Brown, Tandy 105
Brownsville, Texas 78520 For eTranscripts please use email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The College District recognizes equivalent
credits and degrees earned from foreign universities. The
equivalency shall be determined by translation and evaluation from
a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation
Services (NACES). For more information please visit:
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