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Communications Dept. Adjunct Instructor
Bay Mills Community College in Brimley, Michigan
Date Posted 05/07/2021
Faculty-Communications-Other Communications
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

This is an adjunct instructor position for our Communications Department, teaching on-line and\or on campus English courses. Minimum required credential is a Master's Degree. Adjunct instructors are part-time employees responsible for providing quality instruction to the students of Bay Mills Community College. Instructors work under the direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the respective Department Chair. Instructors must meet academic and professional qualifications, be dedicated to academic excellence and a student-centered education, and support the mission and objectives of Bay Mills Community College.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver and facilitate instruction in accordance to the signed contract, course syllabus, and published course catalog.
  • Meet all scheduled classes/labs/clinics for the entire allotted time.
  • Use teaching methods and media designed to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds to allow each student the opportunity to master the course objectives.
  • Provide course syllabi which include specific measurable course objectives, explicit grading criteria and scale, prerequisites, student responsibilities, sequencing of instruction, assignments, etc.
  • Assess students’ mastery of course content and provide feedback on a continual basis both to the student and to the Assessment Coordinator.
  • Maintain and submit records as required by the Office of Academic Affairs, Office of the Registrar, the Department Chair, and the Assessment Coordinator, meeting prescribed deadlines.
  • Implement and adhere to the college’s Assessment of Student Learning Program.
  • Recommend reference and instructional material to the Department Chair and the college library.
  • Schedule and maintain any necessary hours of on-campus activities to include course planning and preparation, instruction, student advising, and general office hours.
  • Participate with college committees and various college activities as requested or assigned, including meetings and events which may be scheduled outside the instructor’s designated class hours.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the BMCC administrative student management software system as it relates to classroom management and the advising of students. Maintain working knowledge of the MOODLE system.
  • Support and participate in departmental recruiting efforts to maintain sufficient student population to sustain the department.
  • Follow the college procedures and submit all required documentation for instructor absences, student complaints, violations of academic dishonesty, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Department Chair in assessment and classroom-based research and assist in developing and refining curriculum as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in curriculum development and instructing students individually and in groups.
  • Knowledge or experience in alternative teaching strategies such as group projects, hands-on learning, practical applications, computer assisted instruction, distance learning or team-teaching.
  • Knowledge or experience in academic advising.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others, college and departmental committee experience preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience working with people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and needs.
  • Knowledge or experience in working with Native Americans, in an educational setting preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum educational requirement is a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in English Language or Communications or related field.
  • Experience working and/or teaching in Tribal communities is preferred, specifically at a tribal college.

To Apply: Before the deadline of June 4, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (EST), interested candidates should:

1. Upload the following documents:

  • Letter of interest that addresses how the applicant meets the posted requirements
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts for all earned degrees (official transcripts required at time of offer)
  • Proof of tribal enrollment, if claiming preference.
  • References: Provide a list of contact information and nature of professional relationship of at least three professional references. Alternatively, candidates may upload letter(s) of reference from those contacts.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required in said position.

In accordance with the Clery Act, Bay Mills Community College’s Annual Security Report is available at the Receptionist's desk in the Administration Building or the Accounting Department upon request. This document provides critical safety information, such as emergency response and preparedness, crime prevention, crime reporting, and timely warnings. This report also includes crime statistics for the past three years.

It is the policy of BMCC to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. However, BMCC Indian Preference in accordance with the spirit of the Indian Preference Act, PL 88-352-Sec. 707 (1) July 2, 1972, may grant first consideration for employment to Indians.

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