Adjunct Psychology - Professor, Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD



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Department: SOCIAL SCIENCES

Fixed Term/Tenure Track

Fixed TermJob Description Summary

The instructor is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities during the day, evening, or weekend via instructional delivery formats to include face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote. Face-to-face and hybrid classes may be offered on any Prince George's Community College campus, or at off-campus locations. The instructor must remain current in the discipline area and continually explore teaching methods and strategies to engage learners, organize and plan instructional content that accommodates diverse learning styles, and devise appropriate assessment tools that monitor student learning outcomes. The instructor is also responsible for participating in related activities to include professional development, academic advising, curriculum design.Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Required

  • This adjunct faculty position requires a combination of education, training, credentials, and/or experience that meets the needs of the Social Sciences department
  • Master's or doctoral degree in Psychology or a related discipline is required
  • Official documentation of credentials and degrees is required; degrees are recognized only if earned at an accredited institution.

Preferred

  • Experience teaching in a Psychology-related discipline at the college-level courses in the discipline is preferred
  • Experience teaching in a variety of modalities (i.e. face-to-face, synchronous remote, and asynchronous online) is preferred
  • Willingness to teach in non-traditional formats (online, remote, hybrid) and settings (off-campus, weekends, evenings and accelerated) is preferred.
  • Other requirements as needed for the discipline

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge and mastery of course content
  • Ability to provide service to diverse populations using a student-centered approach
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to plan, deliver and assess effective instruction
  • Ability to teach in face to face, remote and online modalities, as needed
  • Ability to effectively use instructional technology (Internet, instructional software, learning management system, videoconferencing, etc.).
  • Critical thinking, organization, and conflict management skills
  • Research skills (where appropriate)
  • Time management, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Problem-solving and analytical ability
  • Language skills

Criteria

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. A Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Plan, organize, and teach curriculum content in conjunction with course outcomes.
  • Using applicable technology and andragogical principles, teach course content via an appropriate delivery format (may include face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote instruction).
  • Complete mandated institutional trainings and professional development as required
  • Follow department and division requirements for preparing a course syllabus
  • Facilitate appropriate instructional activities that promote student engagement and learning.
  • Evaluate student performance using assessment tools as directed by the department; inform students in a timely manner of their progress
  • Create and administer assessments that monitor student progress; provide timely student feedback.
  • Provide an orientation at the first- class meeting to include (as applicable) an overview of the course syllabus, an outline of course objectives, course requirements, attendance policy, grading system, textbook(s), and supplemental materials.
  • Notify students of key dates and course adjustments
  • Comply with attendance and grading requirements as established for the course (may include maintaining an up-to-date electronic grade book, and entering final grades by the established due date).
  • Maintain accurate class records; submit required class records by the established due date
  • Participate in departmental evaluation and course assessment processes as directed.
  • Follow department and division requirements for maintaining office hours, advising students, and referring students to appropriate resources.
  • Respond to student emails and phone calls within 48 hours with the exception of weekends and holidays. Maintain regular communication with students. Use the assigned PGCC email for communication with the department and with students.
  • Attend all required meetings.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  • A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?

NoPosting Number: ADJ20111/12

Special Instructions to Applicants

Effective August 8, 2022, Prince George's Community College's current vaccine mandate will expire for students, faculty, and staff. Select exceptions may apply. Face coverings will be voluntary campus-wide, including in classrooms and instructional spaces. Although the College will no longer require new employees and students to be vaccinated as a condition of employment or instruction based on current public health conditions, COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended.

Prince George's Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Application Status; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.

Prince George's Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504/ADA Institution. The Chief of Staff, Room 130, Kent Hall coordinates the college’s program of nondiscrimination.
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