Adjunct Faculty: Interiors & Furnishings

Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids
Adjunct Faculty: Interiors & Furnishings

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Job Description

General Information
The College is interested in seeking candidates to teach Interiors and Furnishings (IF) courses in the Summer, Fall, and Winter semesters at our downtown campus and various regional sites. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to employment with Grand Rapids Community College.

Essential Job Functions
Maintain accurate course records and submit related reports as requested.
Effectively assess student performance.
Create a safe and inclusive learning environment for students.
Utilize multiple strategies to facilitate learning, i.e. small group work, workshops, etc.
Incorporate new technologies and methods that enhance teaching and learning into his/her instructional methods.
Support the Department and College through other work normally expected of adjunct faculty members.
Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education and Credentials
Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design required – Master’s degree in Interior Design in closely related field preferred
18 graduate credits in the discipline preferred.
Experience in the Interior Design field preferred.

Experience
Successful teaching experience preferred but not required.
Successful teaching experience at a Community College preferred but not required.
Experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.
Participation in professional development and/or continuous improvement activities in order to remain current in the field.
Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.

Skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.

Mental Demands
An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
An interest in teaching college-level material to high school students as part of a middle college or dual enrollment program.
An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability.
Interest in and willingness to work with changing instructional technologies used in and out of the classroom.
Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule.
High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.
Physical Demands
Must have the physical capacity for lifting up to 25lbs.
Working Conditions
Classroom environment in an academic setting.

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