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Industry: Humanities/Philosophy/Foreign Language

Company: Tyler Junior College

Location : 1327 S Baxter Ave, Tyler

Job Type: Part-Time Temporary

Job Number: 00365

Department: Humanities/Philosophy/Foreign Language

Opening Date: 06/12/2024

Number of Months: 4.5

Tyler Junior College gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission, employment and participation in its programs and activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or limited English proficiency (LEP).

The Adjunct Professor, Japanese is a part-time, 4.5-month faculty position responsible to the Department Chair, Humanities, Philosophy & Foreign Language and Dean, School of Humanities, Communication & Fine Arts. Professors provide classroom instruction and college service.
Essential Functions and Duties

General Expectations of all TJC Faculty
Exhibit a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning

  • Maintain current and comprehensive knowledge and experience in the teaching field and assigned teaching discipline
  • Create a classroom environment reflecting professionalism, equity, respect and trust

Adhere to college policies

  • Abide by Employee Standards of Conduct – DH (Exhibit)
  • Perform job duties as assigned by department chair and dean (unless request is in violation of TJC policy or local/state/federal laws)
  • Stay current with and follow departmental and college policies
  • Complete required compliance trainings and stay current on professional development hours

Responsibilities to the Student
Exhibit a commitment to student success

  • Design classroom instructional activities appropriate to the expected rigor of the course and consistent with program expectations and course objectives
  • Embed interactive learning activities in the instructional setting that engage student learning and encourage student development of active learning skillsets
  • Facilitate student learning and successful completion of course by preparing and using appropriate instructional materials compatible with the expected rigor of the course and consistent with program expectations and course objectives
  • Align learning opportunities and employ suitable assessments of course learning outcomes and program learning outcomes, with the student core competencies
  • Sequence learning opportunities and assessments through the courses and program to build student learning and understanding
  • Integrate workplace professional skillsets into the classroom environment (i.e., prompt and regular attendance, initiative to seek clarification, timely submission of work, use of technology in work completion, etc.)
  • Motivate students to perform at their highest level by maintaining an atmosphere of dignity and cordiality conducive to learning in both the classroom and office

Adhere to college policies

  • Meet all classes as scheduled and maximize use of available class time
  • Maintain scheduled office hours as required
  • Follow attendance and office hour requirements for online and hybrid classes as specified in the distance education course standards (see employee handbook)

Responsibilities to the Department

  • Follow prescribed course syllabi and adopted textbooks (including appropriate assigned readings)
  • Inform students of student learning outcomes, class procedures and grading policies at the beginning of each semester
  • Demonstrate initiative and/or cooperative support of leadership, faculty and staff to implement strategic improvements and achieve goals
  • Attend and participate in required department and school meetings, and perform other duties as assigned by the department chair or instructional dean

Responsibilities to the College

  • Maintain accurate records and submit required student attendance and grade reports by published deadlines
  • Model professional conduct and enforce student conduct policies as prescribed
  • Participate in all required convocation activities and graduation events
  • Maintain required memberships/licensures/certifications per department and accrediting body standards
  • Assume duties, including committee assignments, over and above assigned classes and office hours as requested by department chair or instructional dean
  • Demonstrate commitment to the college through actively participating in TJC sponsored events and activities beyond assigned classes and office hours as appropriate

Responsibilities to the Community

  • Network with community members and others to promote the TJC program and its students
  • Exhibit conduct that reflects the mission, vision and values of the institution and the community


Required Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree in subject with 18 graduate semester hours required

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Post-secondary teaching experience
  • Interpersonal skills which reflect total commitment to students development in all College activities required

Supplemental Information

Other Expectations

  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Will have contact – in person, by email, or by phone – with staff, students, and the general public
  • Must exhibit a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities

NOTE: With or without reasonable accommodation, the individual in this position must possess the competencies and must be able to perform the essential functions and duties of the job as described above – including essential tasks requiring specific physical demands. The position description is not inclusive of all responsibilities and expectations and may be amended with or without prior notice.

Part-Time Retirement

Part-time employees are required to participate in the part-time retirement fund. The retirement fund is invested in a group fixed annuity contract with Ohio National Life Insurance Company. The plan will provide you and your beneficiary with fully vested cash settlement or income benefits after termination of employment for any reason.

TJC Event Attendance
Free admission to regular season College sporting events for employees and immediate family.
Free admission for two to most cultural arts events on campus.

Library Use
Employees may utilize the Vaughn Library and Learning Resource Center.

Fitness Facility Use
Employee and immediate family use of the Apache Recreation Center – an indoor weight and exercise center, 18-hole disc golf course, covered basketball course, and outdoor ping-pong table and cornhole. The cost is $5 per ID.

Disclaimer: These benefits are subject to change without notice. The College reserves the right to change, modify and/or terminate any program with or without reason or notice. This is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute any agreement on the part to Tyler Junior College to provide employment to or benefits for the prospective employee.

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