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Adjunct Instructor of Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 06/25/2021
Salary $825/Contact Hour -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Part-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Adjunct Instructor of Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Associate Dean


Div of Humanities & Languages (School of Humanities)-2F0

Requisition Number


Position Type

One Semester Temporary

Job Category

Adjunct - Variable



Initial Work Location


Starting Salary

$825/Contact Hour

Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Job Summary

Job Summary
Teach college-level courses in the Humanities, Philosophy, and/or World Religions, in accordance with qualifications, for the Humanities & Languages Division of Salt Lake Community College.

Samples of courses currently taught include Introduction to Humanities, Introduction to Philosophy, Social Ethics, Reasoning and Rational Decision-Making, and World Religions.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1) Becomes familiar with and follows the current course curriculum outlines, and engages in accepted best pedagogical practices to maximize student learning.

2) Collaborates with the course lead/mentor and other instructors to ensure consistency in course syllabi, pedagogy, assignments, ePortfolio work, testing, grading, and so forth.

3) Supports the College’s mission, vision, and values by incorporating appropriate cultural material representing a broad variety of ethnicities, national origins, socioeconomic groups and other identities, in additional to using inclusive pedagogical practices in the classroom.
4) Prepares and administers student assessments. Provides appropriate and timely feedback.
5) Maintains accurate and complete student attendance records, grades, and other classroom documentation as applicable. Grades must be maintained on the College’s learning management system.
6) Conducts student course evaluations as directed.
7) Becomes familiar with and abides by SLCC policies and procedures.
8) Provides ADA accommodations as requested.
9) Completes required department paperwork on time.
10) Completes/attends required College, department, and program trainings; participates where possible in other trainings, as appropriate.

11) Responds to student and college inquiries and emails in a timely fashion (usually within two business days).
12) Meets with course mentor and/or the hiring supervisor as needed.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

Become familiar with, and abide by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization.

Maintain professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades. Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Informs students of progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines. Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment. 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. Maintains professional and collegial behavior Handles/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 procedure. Completes all required employee trainings. Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines Provides ADA accommodations as requested

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
1) M.A. or Ph.D. in the Humanities, Philosophy, or Religious Studies, or in a related discipline, such as Interdisciplinary Studies, American Studies, Art History, World History, Literature, Comparative Religion, Gender Studies, or Ethnic Studies.
2) Two or more years of experience teaching Humanities, Philosophy, or World Religion at the college level.
3) Training in high impact pedagogical practices, inclusive pedagogical methods, and in teaching critical thinking.
4) Skilled in the use of Canvas or other learning management systems.
5) Knowledge of and experience in online instructional methodologies.

Minimum Qualifications

1) M.A. or Ph.D. in Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, American Studies, Art History, European or World History, Literature, Philosophy, or Comparative Religion.
2) One year of experience teaching Humanities, Philosophy, or World Religion at the college level.
3) Knowledge of high impact pedagogical practices, inclusive pedagogical methods, and in teaching critical thinking.
4) Native or near-native level of fluency in English.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1) 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.
2) Highly skilled in conducting email correspondence.

3) Able to use databases and Microsoft Office programs with ease.

Special Instructions

Special Instructions
1) In accordance with SLCC policy, adjunct positions are offered on a semester by semester basis with no guarantee of continued employment.
2) Official transcripts are required for those who are offered employment within in 30 days of hire.
3) An interview is required prior to hiring. Additional documentation may be requested.
4) Adjuncts who are hired, but who do not complete required meetings with their faculty mentor/supervisor prior to the beginning of classes, will have their contracts rescinded and will not be allowed to teach.
5) 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.
6) This is a pooled position. The department reviews applications as positions become available.



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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