Instructor, Translation & Interpretation - Adjunct Pool
Provide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. Establish courses following accepted higher education standards, teach students using a variety of effective methodologies and provide engagement and support activities that encourage student learning. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional development, and institutional and community service.
The incumbent will teach a maximum load of (See Faculty Workload Guidelines) contact hours each semester in area(s) of competency and participate as a part-time instructor in the activities of the department, division, and college.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- 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 or laboratory within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair;
- Plan, develop, and use a variety of innovative teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives/learning outcomes, 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/learning outcomes 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 and program/discipline needs;
- Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously. Where appropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructional laboratories and
- Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies.
- Should submit all grades, attendance rosters, or any other required items at the stipulated time.
- 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.;
- Faculty members (may) provide information and assistance to individuals who maintain a web site related to assigned program; and
- Work with Chair/Program Director 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 innovative technologies that support student learning and
- Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.
- Institutional and Community Service:
- Works collaboratively with HCC engineering technology programs;
- Assist in bringing ABET accreditation to HCC and to help ensure quality in course offerings consistent with ABET standards;
- Work collaboratively with the West Houston Center Director in the coordination of conferences, meetings, workshops, and outreach activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;
- Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises, graduation
- 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; and
- Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Associate degree or higher is required. AAS in Translation and Interpretation or higher is preferred.
Three (3) years’ experience in translation or interpretation required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Fluency of a minimum of one (1) foreign language including cultural aspects;
- Able to work in a diverse work environment;
- Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at a number of sites throughout the greater Houston area;
- Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required;
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning skills and the ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with a diverse professional, community, and student population;
- Able to deliver instruction and demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities;
- Must possess dexterity in non-conventional delivery of instruction such as hybrid and web-enhanced formats including knowledge of WebCT and Blackboard platforms;
- Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment; and
- Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
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