Adjunct, Political Science

  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Apr 03, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Political Science & International Relations

Job Description


Adjunct, Political Science

Salt Lake Community College

Position Title: Adjunct, Political Science

Open Internally or Externally: External

If faculty, tenure track status: Not Applicable

Reports to (title): Department Chair

Department: Political Science

Requisition Number: A21090

Position Type: One Semester Temporary

Job Category: Adjunct - Variable

FT/PT: Part-time

Initial Work Location: Varies

Starting Salary: $1000/Contact Hour

Job Open Date: 07/13/2023

Job Close Date: 07/13/2024

Open Until Filled: No

Priority Review Date:

Job Summary: Under general supervision, the instructor will teach various Political Science classes within the Political Science program.Faculty member may be assigned to any SLCC location.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties: 1. Effectively prepares and teaches Political Science classes to facilitate student learning as stipulated in the curriculum course outline
2. 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
3. Maintains professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators
4. Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments
5. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards
6. Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades
7. Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance
8. Informs students of progress-to-date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines
9. Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment
10. 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
11. Maintains professional and collegial behavior
12. Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints, and responds to student communications and inquiries promptly (generally within 1‐2 days)
13. Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure
14. Completes all required employee trainings
15. Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines
16. Provides ADA accommodations as requested
17. Other job related duties as required

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued:

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s in Political Science. In the absence of a MS in the discipline, a JD or PA degree accompanied by a BS in Political Science and graduate coursework in political science may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Political Science2 years teaching experience at the community college levelExperience working with Canvas

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Good written and oral communication skillsComputer (word processing, PowerPoint) and internet (web, email) skills essentialCultural competency: ability to work with students from underserved/underrepresented groupsAbility to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College.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:

FLSA: Exempt

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”).This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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