Adjunct Faculty, Humanities
Austin, TX 
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Job Description

Adjunct Faculty, Humanities

Closing Date: 10/01/2021


Position Information
Location Multiple Locations
Hours As assigned.
Salary Salary is assigned according to the Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale.
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports To Department Chair of Humanities
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
College Profile

Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Student Profile



ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment or lifelong learning.

The ideal candidate will be eager to work with a diverse student population and will be experienced in culturally-responsive academic practices for engaging with first-generation students and others who have been historically underserved.

Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention and completion of historically underserved and under-represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

Job Summary

Responsible to prepare and deliver Humanities coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of the teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty in accordance with college policies and procedures.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties

  • Prepare and teach courses in the field of Humanities to a diverse student population based on the department's approved course learning outcomes, utilizing a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of community college students and the standards of the discipline.
  • Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback reflecting program learning outcomes and departmental expectations.
  • Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected categories.
  • Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by the department chair, dean, and/or associate vice president, vice president, executive vice president.

Technology

Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom. Demonstrated proficiency using an online learning management system such as Blackboard to develop and build course content and perform administrative duties (posting office hours, syllabi, etc.)

Principal Professional Standards

  • Appropriate use of the college's learning management system.
  • Meet deadlines for attendance certification and submission of final course grades.
  • Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improve student retention and success.
  • Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality in all interactions.
  • Comply with published college policies and procedures and meet professional standards for teaching in a community college.

Required Education

  • In accordance with SACSCOC accreditation standards, the updated credential now requires a Minimum of:
    • Master's degree in Humanities, Liberal Arts, or Liberal Studies OR
    • Master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours in Humanities, Liberal Arts, or Liberal Studies OR
    • Master's degree with at least 6 graduate hours in Humanities, Liberal Arts, or Liberal Studies and 12 additional humanities relevant graduate hours in one or more of the following fields:
      • Humanities, Liberal Arts, Liberal Studies, Classics, Art, Theatre, Dance, Film, Music, Creative Writing, Art History, English, Literature, Foreign Languages and Literature, Philosophy, Religion or Religious Studies, Area Studies (American Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, African Studies, etc.), Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Intercultural Communication, History OR
    • Master's degree with at least 18 humanities relevant graduate credit hours in any combination of at least three of the following fields, and evidence of interdisciplinary work or studies in the humanities:
      • Humanities, Liberal Arts, Liberal Studies, Classics, Art, Theatre, Dance, Film, Music, Creative Writing, Art History, English, Literature, Foreign Languages and Literature, Philosophy, Religion or Religious Studies, Area Studies (American Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, African Studies, etc.), Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Intercultural Communication, History.

Application Requirements

Application must be submitted by the closing date for this position.

Criminal Background Check

Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all staff and faculty positions.

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

Working Conditions

  • Work is routinely performed in an office/classroom environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.


Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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