Job Overview

  • Experience Level Highly Skilled
  • Total Years Experience 1-2
  • Education Master's Degree

Job Description:

Function of Position:

Adjunct faculty prepare and teach courses in the department, develop new educational materials, and assist with the assessment of student learning, as appropriate.   Classes may be assigned for the Brighton and/or Downtown Campus, extension site, or an online, remote, or hybrid modality, as needed.  Adjunct faculty report to the chairperson of the Department of Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Sociology.  The successful candidate will bring a passion for teaching and a desire to support and mentor MCC students as they pursue educational and career goals.  Adjuncts are hired to a pool and assigned when courses are available.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates and maintains current subject area knowledge
  • Teaches courses and evaluates student performance in Political Science as per guidelines set by the department and Monroe Community College
  • Teaches course(s)/section(s), as outlined by the contract and as available
  • Prepares lesson plans and creates instructional materials and activities for student engagement
  • Prepares Course Information Sheet/Syllabus/Outlines in accordance with department and College guidelines
  • Establishes and maintains an engaging and supportive classroom environment
  • Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other records according to department and
  • College guidelines and submits them in a timely manner
  • Assists department with student retention and completion initiatives
  • Develops innovative teaching pedagogies to facilitate learning
  • Incorporates high-impact teaching practices into course design, as appropriate
  • Actively engages in pedagogical and academic discipline professional development
  • Demonstrates excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize workflow
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities assigned by the department chair, as appropriate

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned master’s degree or higher in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, or Law from a regionally-accredited higher education institution
  • Ability to teach courses within the department
  • Evidence of effective communication skills (interpersonal, speaking, and writing)
  • Commitment to supporting an inclusive environment on campus
  • Evidence of respect for and understanding of people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and needs
  • Evidence of commitment to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college
  • Evidence of proficiency with technology
  • Experience and/or interest in developing and teaching online courses
  • Commitment to continued professional growth

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, implementing a variety of teaching strategies
  • Awareness of the potential value of technology as a tool for teaching
  • Experience with computerized student record management
  • Bilingual and able to read, write, and speak Spanish, or other languages, proficiently