Adjunct Faculty, Psychology, Longer Term Adjunct Contract - External, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

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Adjunct Faculty, Psychology, Longer Term Adjunct Contract - External

Date: August 2, 2022

Title: Adjunct Faculty - Psychology- Longer Term Adjunct Contract
Position number: 1381
Reports to: Associate Dean, School of STEM

Work schedule: See work schedule chart below for courses included in this contract.

Longer term adjunct Contract 2022- 2023. Please refer to page 142 of the Faculty Contract for more details on Longer term Adjunct Contract.

Compensation: Consistent with Faculty Association contract

Closing Date: Open until filled

Fall 2022
Location Course Days Times Notes
Kenowa Hills PY 100 M/W 7:45am- 9:15am
Kenowa Hills PY 100 M/W 9:45am - 11:00am
Ottawa Hills PY 201 T/R/F 1:22pm- 2:22pm Tues, Thurs, Fri
Winter 2023
Location Course Days Times Notes
Kenowa Hills PY 201 M/W 7:45am- 9:15am Some hybrid minutes
Kenowa Hills PY 201 M/W 10:00am- 11:30am
Launch U PY 201 T/Th 11:55am- 1:55pm

The College is interested in seeking candidates to teach Psychology courses in the Fall and Winter semesters at our regional sites. This Longer-Term Adjunct Contract is for a one-year contract that can be continued year to year.

Essential Job Functions
* Maintain accurate course records and submit related reports as requested.
* Effectively assess student performance.
* Create a safe and inclusive learning environment for students.
* Utilize multiple strategies to facilitate learning, i.e. small group work, workshops, etc.
* Incorporate new technologies and methods that enhance teaching and learning into his/her instructional methods.
* Support the Department and College through other work normally expected of adjunct faculty members.


* Master's degree in Psychology or Counseling required
* Community college experience preferred
* 18 graduate credits in the discipline
* Successful teaching experience in the discipline preferred
* Understanding and appreciation of community college mission.
* Experience working with non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds

Work Experience
* Successful teaching experience preferred but not required.
* Successful teaching experience at a Community College preferred but not required.
* Experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.
* Participation in professional development and/or continuous improvement activities in order to remain current in the field.

* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.
* Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.

Mental Demands
* An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
* An interest in teaching college-level material to high school students as part of a middle college or dual enrollment program.
* An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability.
* Interest in and willingness to work with changing instructional technologies used in and out of the classroom.
* Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule.
* High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
* Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
* Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.

Physical Demands

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.

Working Conditions
* Ability to work in a high traffic, indoor office environment.
* Classroom environment in an academic setting.
Method of Application

To apply for this position, please visit our website at Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position. Submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts for full consideration. This position will be open until filled. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.

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