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Ozarks Technical Community College Adjunct Instructor-Heating, Refrigeration, in LEBANON, Missouri

Position Summary

The Adjunct Instructor is responsible for developing and implementing the daily lesson plans and activities for proper management of assigned classes. The instructor is also responsible for creating a classroom environment that implements best practices, supports industry standards, and engages students in career and technical education. The instructor will also maintain industry and required certification(s) for specialized fields.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide quality instruction which is reflective of current discipline standards and is accurate, relevant, and engaging using collegeapproved curriculum and resources.
  • Actively engage and interact with students using intentional best practice teaching strategies.
  • Plan and prepare the learning environment with needed materials and supplies.
  • Communicate and collaborate with full-time instructors in creating and implementing course curriculum, objectives and materials.
  • Present course content in an unbiased and civil manner, while demonstrating respect, helpfulness, and responsiveness toward students.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct, positive attitude, and supportive culture.
  • Maintain appropriate record keeping for assigned classes to include student attendance, record of grades earned, and other related classroom information.
  • Facilitate student recruitment; assist in the promotion of programs.
  • Actively participate in department and division meetings, events, and initiatives
  • Maintain confidentiality of students, parents/guardians, and fellow staff members, as well as records and all information.
  • Exhibit exemplary attendance and punctuality.
  • Comply with college policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Graduate of an HVAC-R program or hold an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning (or be able to complete within two years).
  • Current teaching certificate in secondary and post-secondary education from the state of Missouri (and/or be willing to become certified at the applicants expense).
  • Five years of experience in the heating, refrigeration, and A/C industry.
  • EPA certification in handling refrigerants.
  • Previous teaching experience in the private or public sector.
  • Demonstrate current knowledge in course content and effectiveness in teaching assigned subjects.
  • Availability to teach daytime, evening, or weekend courses, as needed.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use information technology for professional productivity (such as Microsoft Office Suite).

Preferred Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Two years of classroom experience.
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems (such as Canvas).
  • Participation in professional organizations related to teaching area.
  • Experience with Colleague.
  • Experience working within a collegiate setting.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:(The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

Environment:Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions. Requires extended periods of time viewing computer monitor or standing; may require adjustment of schedule to include some evening and/or weekends; may encounter occasional exposure to inclement weather during travel.

Physical:Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard.

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