Adjunct Instructor of Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Open Internally or Externally
If faculty, tenure track status
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Div of Humanities & Languages (School of Humanities)-2F0
One Semester Temporary
Adjunct - Variable
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Open Until Filled
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
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.
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.
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.
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.