Position TitleAdjunct Instructor of Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Open Internally or ExternallyExternal
If faculty, tenure track statusNot Applicable
Reports to (title)Associate Dean
DepartmentDiv of Humanities & Languages (School of Humanities)-2F0
Position TypeOne Semester Temporary
Job CategoryAdjunct - Variable
Initial Work LocationVaries
Starting Salary$825/Contact Hour
Job Open Date10/08/2019
Job Close Date09/30/2020
Open Until FilledNo
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
13) Maintain professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
14) Work closely with department peers and administrator to understand processes and procedures that lead to becoming a successful teacher.
15) Teaches courses consistent with department procedures, appropriate Course Curriculum Outline (CCO) and catalog description.
16) Provides each student with a syllabus (paper or online) at the first class meeting that complies with department procedure and the CCO
17) Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment.
18) 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.
19) Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure.
20) Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers when appropriate.
21) Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines .
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 language 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.
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.