Adjunct Faculty, Paralegal

  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Feb 08, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Law & Criminal Justice

Job Description

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Adjunct Faculty, Paralegal

Salt Lake Community College


Position Title: Adjunct Faculty, Paralegal

Open Internally or Externally: External

If faculty, tenure track status: Non-Tenure Track

Reports to (title): Associate Dean

Department: Div of Accounting, Finance, & Legal Studies (School of Business)-2D1

Requisition Number: A23052

Position Type: One Semester Temporary

Job Category: Adjunct - Variable

FT/PT: Part-time

Initial Work Location: Varies

Starting Salary:

Job Open Date: 11/02/2023

Job Close Date: 11/02/2024

Open Until Filled: No

Priority Review Date:

Job Summary: Teach courses for the SLCC Legal Studies department. Courses may include any subject in which the adjunct is qualified, at the 1000 or 2000 level. Classes are offered in daytime and evening hours at any SLCC campus, and could include weekends. Possible delivery modalities may include on site, online, and livestream. If online or livestream are assigned, the adjunct will be trained on the modality. The adjunct will work closely with the full time faculty on course design and instruction.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties: 1. Teaches courses at times and dates as assigned.
2. Is present, reliable, and prompt.
3. Is responsive, respectful, and available to students inside and outside the classroom.
4. Follows guidelines set forth by full time faculty.
5. Gives students prompt, courteous, respectful, and helpful feedback on their work.
6. Provides students with clear and fair expectations and grades accordingly.
7. Uses department-approved materials and syllabi for the courses taught.
8. Makes clear to students how assessments map to the course student learning outcomes.

  1. Becomes familiar with, and abides by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization
  2. Maintains professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators
  3. Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments
  4. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards
  5. Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades
  6. Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance
  7. Informs students of progress-to-date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines
  8. Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment
  9. Prepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy
  10. Maintains professional and collegial behavior
  11. Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints, and responds to student communications and inquiries promptly (generally within 1‐2 days)
  12. Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure
  13. Completes all required employee trainings
  14. Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines
  15. Provides ADA accommodations as requested
  16. Other job related duties as needed




Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued: Becomes familiar with, and abides by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organizationMaintains professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administratorsProvides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignmentsReturns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standardsMaintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and gradesConducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performanceInforms students of progress-to-date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlinesAssists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environmentPrepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities PolicyMaintains professional and collegial behaviorHandles/responds to student concerns/complaints, and responds to student communications and inquiries promptly (generally within 1‐2 days)Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedureCompletes all required employee trainingsKnows and enforces FERPA guidelinesProvides ADA accommodations as requestedOther job related duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications: | As a program approved by the American Bar Association, SLCC can only accept applications for substantive law courses from individuals with the following education credentials:

1. Juris Doctorate
OR
2.Bachelors Degree in Paralegal Studies

Those with related degrees and/or skills will be considered for procedural or non-legally based curriculum courses and are still encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Three (3) years non-teaching full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience in law, paralegal or related field.2. College level teaching/corporate training experience.3. Knowledge and experience in technology-enhanced instruction.4. Technologically literate and innovative.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Special Instructions: This is a pooled position. The department reviews applications as positions become available.1. Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States.2. In accordance with SLCC policy, adjunct positions are offered on a semester by semester basis with no guarantee of continued employment.3. Official transcripts are required for those who are offered employment within 30 days of hire.4. In accordance with Board of Regents policy, SLCC’s Human Resources will conduct a criminal background check on instructors if concurrent enrollment (K-12) students are assigned to classes.

SLCC Highlights: Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest open-access college with the most diverse student body in the state. We proudly educate 45,000+ students pursuing degrees in 100+ programs across 8 areas of study, and Utah’s fastest growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs consistently welcome SLCC graduates. Every SLCC employee has a hand in transforming students’ lives to strengthen its surrounding communities. SLCC employees work at 11 locations across the valley and capital city of Salt Lake with easy access to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, world-class outdoor recreation, sporting events, museums, history, and arts and entertainment.Salt Lake Community College seeks and values contributions from each community member and welcomes new and diverse perspectives. A respectful work environment is its top priority; academic excellence and lasting transformation come about when diverse voices can speak and collaborate freely. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, SLCC leads the state with the highest enrollment of students from the Latinx/a/o community. SLCC is committed to serving diverse students and being a model for inclusive and transformative education.

FLSA:

SLCC Information: Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). In addition to URS, SLCC offers several other retirement account options.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.


To apply, please visit: https://jobs.slcc.edu/postings/57812






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