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Adjunct Faculty - Developmental Mathematics-WH

Polk State College

Job Description

At Polk State College, our amazing faculty and staff create an inspiring workplace. This part-time instructional position is an excellent opportunity to help shape tomorrow’s leaders. This position offers day or night teaching assignments located at one of our Polk County campuses or centers. We offer a collaborative, creative, and culturally diverse work environment. If you want to be supported in your efforts to grow professionally and to be recognized for your contributions, then work for Polk State.






Reporting to the campus Dean of Academic Affairs, the adjunct faculty member is an important part of our academic community. The primary role of this position is to provide college-level instruction and academic-related activities designed to encourage, support and enable student success. Working closely with the campus Associate Dean of Academics and the Department Coordinator/Program Director, adjuncts are issued a part-time, temporary term-to-term assignment.


Adjuncts are paid at a rate of $37.38/hr.


- Teach courses in accordance with college and departmental policies and procedures, as well as Basic Course Information sheets.
- Prepare and submit timely grade reports and other reports on student performance as may be scheduled or required.
- Organize class activities and assignments, relating them to the overall learning outcomes of the course.
- Provide input and work with other faculty and staff to review, produce and/or select course-related mater

- Should be available to teach during daytime hours and in-person.

This position is for an instructor who can teach in-person during daytime hours.


Required Skills

- Extensive knowledge of the subject area(s) in which the individual is responsible for instruction.

- Knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of effective communication and of effective instruction.

- Knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and challenges of community college students.

- Knowledge and understanding of principles of curriculum development.



A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Mathematics Education or Statistics from a regionally accredited College or University;


A related Bachelor's degree with substantial mathematics coursework that includes Calculus II and has demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline. Related degree fields may include Business, Business Education, Natural Sciences, Natural Sciences Education, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Engineering, or other approved fields; but any degree considered must include mathematics coursework through Calculus II.

Required Experience

Teaching experience is preferred. 

Important Information:

This position is for an instructor who can teach in-person during daytime hours.

  • Application Requirements:  A completed online application consists of five (5) documents:
    • a cover letter,
    • your resume/CV,
    • the Polk State electronic job application (eApp) with all sections completed in full,
    • unofficial transcripts (see instructions below)


Submissions that do not include all required information will not be considered. 


  • Background Screening: Reference checks, successful completion of a Level II background check (fingerprinting), and third-party Education Verification for all stated degrees will be required prior to employment.


  • Transcripts:  Please upload your unofficial transcripts and redact any of the following items which appear on the transcript: Social security number, birth date, age, gender, and date of high school graduation. 


    • Foreign Transcripts:  Faculty with international degrees must have their coursework evaluated in terms of U.S. "equivalency." Polk State College requires that all international credential evaluations be conducted by one of the companies affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES®). More information about NACES® affiliates can be obtained at the NACES® website. 


    • Submission of official transcripts will be required as a condition of employment following receipt of job offer. 



  • Relocation: Polk State College does NOT provide relocation assistance for this position.


  • This position will close at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, December 3, 2022. Applicants will be notified by Human Resources if additional documentation is required.


NOTE:  We encourage applicants to provide feedback of their experience or request help at Careers@polk.edu.


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 


As a general rule, Polk State College does not provide H1-B visa sponsorship. Exceptions may be made based on the College's need for a candidate with unique skills and expertise and where the College cannot otherwise recruit and hire qualified non-sponsored candidates. 


Polk State College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. The College complies with all state and federal laws granting rights to students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission to the College. Polk State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or pregnancy in its programs, activities, or employment. For questions or concerns, please contact:  Lonnie Thompson; Chief Diversity Officer, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion ; 999 Avenue H, NE; Winter Haven, FL  33881; Office:  WAD 227; 863.293.1000 Ext. 5378;lthompson@polk.edu. 

Polk State College is a drug-free workplace and participates in E-Verify. 


Polk State College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you feel you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with Polk State, please call 863-297-1070 or e-mail Careers@polk.edu and let us know the nature of your request, along with your contact information.  Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.  Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response. 


Company Location
Winter Haven Campus
Salary Type
37.38 - 37.38 USD
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