Adjunct Faculty in Ceramics at Austin Community College, Austin, TX
Posted on February 22, 2022 – open until filled
Job Description Summary
Responsible to prepare and deliver Ceramics I and II (ARTS 2346 and 2347) 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 Arts (ARTS 2346 and 2347) 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.
• Loading and Firing electric kilns, mixing glazes and the ability to lift heavy objects that may exceed 25lbs.
• Maintain a clean healthy studio environment.
• Support other faculty in the ceramics studio as needed with regards to monitoring the studio lab times.
• Prepare and pug clay as needed and be familiar with the operation of ceramic studio equipment, health and safety protocol.
• 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.)
• The ability to program and operate Skuit electric kilns.
Principal Professional Standards
• 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.
• Appropriate use of the college’s learning management system.
Educational requirements in accordance with SACSCOC accreditation standards.
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
• 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.
As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.