SCTC-Adjunct Faculty


Date Posted:
08201-Tribal College Revenue Center
Mt Pleasant



PART TIME for FALL 2021: Biology, Business, Native American Studies, History, Computers, and Art



Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Dean of Academics, the Adjunct Faculty will be responsible for the preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities during the day, evening, or weekend. At the minimum, the related activities include instruction, instructional counseling, and student advising. SCTC values a highly collegial and caring academic environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent service for all Tribal College constituents at all times. Provide solutions for student concerns and student service as a top priority.
  • Coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct course in the day, evening, or on weekends as assigned in designated discipline
  • Keep active, at a high level of expertise, in the subjects taught and stimulate enthusiasm for those subjects.
  • Ensure that each program or class contains essential curricular components, has appropriate discipline content and pedagogy, and maintain currency.
  • Teach all classes according to an approved course syllabus.
  • Keep students informed and updated concerning course content, requirements, evaluation, procedures, and attendance requirements.
  • Keep students informed about their progress through the prompt grading of papers and other work.
  • Provide students with a mid-term progress report.
  • Maintain accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records.
  • Submit Failure to Report, Early Warning, Notification of Unofficial Withdrawal, and other documentation when appropriate.
  • File appropriate course syllabus for each course taught with the Dean of Academics.
  • Conduct class evaluations, and complete other college evaluations in accordance with college policy.
  • Ensure that assigned classes are implemented as agreed each semester.
  • Administer a final exam at the time scheduled in the college’s semester schedule, unless permission to deviate has been approved by the Dean of Academics.
  • Make use of available college online resources (home page, office hour posting, syllabi posting, grade book, Instructional Policy Manual, etc.).
  • Guided by the master syllabi, adjunct instructors will plan and organize course content to maximize on their teaching methodology and pedagogy.
  • Adjunct faculty will promote an active learning environment with a high level of student engagement.
  • Adjunct faculty must be able to assess student learning through the student learning outcomes of each course taught.
  • Study and utilize students’ learning styles in each class in order to facilitate the best teaching and learning situations.
  • Demonstrate a genuine concern for each student through appropriate student interactions.
  • Post and maintain office hours for student consultations.
  • Refer students to student services as needed.
  • Submit required reports to the Dean of Academics as requested.
  • Keep Dean of Academics apprised of classroom and/or student concerns.
  • Comply with all SCTC policies and procedures as stated in the SCTC Faculty Handbook and in the SCTC personnel manual.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality through the understanding of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Present a positive, professional demeanor and image as a representative of SCTC.
  • Pursue ongoing scholarly activity and professional development, collegial activity with peers and involvement with the college governance processes.
  • Participate in cultural and professional development if required and/or if available.
  • Adjunct faculty are welcome to participate in monthly Curriculum and Assessment Committee meetings as desired during active teaching semester.
  • The above duties and responsibilities are not an all-inclusive list but rather a general representation of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position. The duties and responsibilities will be subject to change based on organizational needs and/or deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Contacts/Purpose of Contacts:

  • Contact is primarily with faculty and college staff on a daily basis.
  • Considerable contact is with college students.
  • Some external contact with associates of the college is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic computer applications such as, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Basic knowledge of current technology applications for use in student interaction and engagement, including a Learning Management System and a Student Records System.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of higher education.
  • Knowledge of techniques and practices in field of study.
  • Knowledge of College policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of instructional policies and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • Impeccable record-keeping skills
  • Ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and data in a logical sequence to describe a process, or explain procedures such as how to perform a task to students.
  • Ability to present materials effectively to individual students or groups.
  • Ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations that require tact, diplomacy and discretion.
  • Ability to apply proper classroom management techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
  • Ability to oversee the work of students.
  • Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to teach remotely and/or in hybrid (including face to face) formats.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequently stands for period of time.
  • Sit, walk, bend, stoop, and squat.
  • Frequent use of hands wrists, fingers associated with computer equipment.
  • Use hands for dexterity of motion, repetitive movement of both hands.
  • Have normal auditory, visual acuity, and verbal communication skills.
  • The employee must occasional lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • In an academic institution, normal office and classroom environment with moderate noise level.
  • Tight time constraints and multiple demands are common.
  • Evening and/or weekend work may be required. Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required in identified discipline.
  • Previous teaching experience preferred.
  • Must be able to pass background check to meet the employment eligibility requirements as they pertain to the position.
  • Candidates for Native American Studies Program adjunct facility with extensive knowledge of history and culture, skills in Anishinaabemowin and/or experience in Native art and cultural activities may qualify for position.

License, Certification, or Special Requirements:

  • Tribal preference and Native American preference shall apply to all adjunct faculty positions.

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