Title: Online Adjunct Instructor - Biology
Employee Classification: P/T Faculty Monthly Pay
Department: Office for Distance Learning
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and education
Who we are:
We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.
We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.
We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.
We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.
What you get:
Benefits package: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life Insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.
Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.
Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees + their dependents, tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.
Work/life balance: STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.
Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.
The basics of this position:
An Online Adjunct Instructor is responsible for teaching contracted course(s) in accordance with St. Louis Community College (STLCC) curriculum requirements and meeting STLCC Standards and Mission. In addition, the Online Adjunct Instructor is contracted to teach and facilitate a meaningful learning experience of the course competencies in the curriculum, proactively supporting all facets of STLCC mission, and working with key members of the academic team to support student success. An Online Adjunct Instructor is responsible for fostering and encouraging an online culture of learning through appropriate distance delivery mechanisms.
What you'll do:
When no course of record content is required, work with academic department and online education leadership to select texts and instructional materials and to prepare course materials that are in keeping with the course profile
Provide students a College approved syllabus
Use the College’s learning management system for all course activities unless otherwise approved by Online Education
Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered
Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and learning outcomes and provide feedback in a timely manner on student progress
Be available for student consultation through office hours or scheduled appointments by phone, email, and webinar technologies (minimum of one hour per course of instruction)
Maintain required College records and submit required reports/documentation by all published due dates
Perform at least one student evaluation per semester of instruction.
Attend the College’s annual adjunct training session and other required College trainings/meetings
Complete all College required training including certification for teaching online
Education, experience, and other requirements:
A Master's degree of higher in the biological sciences or a Master's degree or higher in another discipline with at least 18 approved graduate credit hours within the biological sciences
Experience with Canvas learning management systems a plus.
Experience using a variety of technologies/resources to integrate distance learning best practices into course design and instruction
Three years online teaching experience with a minimum of 36 credit hours of fully online instruction.
Certified in the Quality Matters – Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop