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Adjunct Faculty (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Houston Community College System

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 002709
Location Houston, Texas, United States
Job description



  • Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching discipline. 
  • Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.
  • Develop and use a syllabus for each course within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair.
  • Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner.
  • Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines.
  • Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials.
  • Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.
  • Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously. Where appropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructional laboratories.
  • Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies.

Academic Advising:

  • Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.
  • Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues. 
  • Make presentations on a particular academic field or program - its subject matter, objectives, opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, special clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc.
  • Create and maintain a website dedicated to the types of information specified in bullet three.
  • Work with Chair to take on appropriate academic advising activities as needed by the College and Department. (For examples, please refer to the HCC Faculty Workload Guidelines).

Professional Development:

  • Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair.
  • Keep pace with developments in the discipline.
  • Learn and apply technologies that support student learning.
  • Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.

Institutional and Community Service:

  • Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises.
  • Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities.
  • Actively participate in department, college or system meetings and/ or committees.
  • Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCCS.
  • Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs.
  • Participate in business and/or student activities and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of HCCS.
  • Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards. 
  • Participate in the HCCS planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and in establishing budget priorities.
  • Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and higher education. 
  • Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions.
  • Other relevant duties maybe required.

Education Requirements: Must have completed at least eighteen (18) graduate hours in Philosophy and hold a Master's degree. Photocopy of all graduate school transcript(s) showing degree(s) conferred and PHIL coursework must be submitted with application for consideration. Official transcript(s) required at time of employment. 
Photocopy of college transcript showing degree conferred must be submitted with application for consideration. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF EMPLOYMENT. Copies of all relevant transcripts must be submitted with your application, on or before the closing date. Transcript copies may be submitted in one of three ways: (1) by mail (2) by fax or (3) by electronic attachment to your online application A Transcript Transmittal Coversheet must accompany all faxed or mailed transcripts. A link to this form is located on the home page blue menu to the right of these instructions. HR Employment Services Fax # is (713) 718-8641.

Experience Requirements: At least one (1) year of experience teaching philosophy in public school (secondary), community college, or senior college.

Wide range of experience in working with students in the areas of Philosophy and the Humanities, including experience teaching writing intensive philosophy courses and logic. NOTE: Part-time experience will be counted as half of full-time experience; for example, two (2) years of part-time experience will equal one (1) year of full-time experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at a number of sites around the city.
  • Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required, including Blackboard Vista, or similar online software.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population.
  • Possess good organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment.
  • Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others.

Special Instructions: To be considered, copies of all relevant transcripts showing that your degree was conferred, must be submitted with your application. Transcript copies may be submitted in one of three ways: (1) by mail (2) by fax or (3) by electronic attachment to your online application. Electronically scanning transcripts and attaching them as a "pdf" documents to your application, ensures that the transcript becomes a part of your online account and is readily available for attachment to subsequent applications throughout HCCS.

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline May 9, 2013, 6:06pm CST
Web address for more information https://www.hccsjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickF...
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Time created October 15, 2012, 9:53pm EST
Scheduled expiry date February 12, 2013, 3:53pm CST
Expired on May 10, 2013, 11:06pm CST
Last updated May 11, 2013, 12:06am EST
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