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Adjunct Faculty Pool - Funeral Service Education

companyMotlow State Community College
locationMemphis, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/29/2023
ExpiresExpires: 2/24/2024
Faculty
Part Time
1 - 2 Years


Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest has 7 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs.

We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a growing community in Shelby County. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

Title: Adjunct Faculty Pool - Funeral Service Education

Employee Classification:  Faculty

Institution:  Southwest Tennessee Community College

Department: Funeral Services Education

Campus Location: STCC - Multiple Campus Locations

Job Summary

This is a part-time, Adjunct Faculty position in the Funeral Service Education program.

THIS POSTING IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF AN OPEN POSITION.

Applications for part-time faculty positions are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed by the department chair when openings become available. Future teaching assignments are on a term-by-term basis, which may include fall, spring and summer.

Postings close yearly on January 31; to maintain your application within the system, you will need to re-apply each year.

At the time of application, applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, references list, statement of teaching philosophy, & an unofficial transcript.

The Adjunct Instructor is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. The Instructor is responsible for performing assigned teaching duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any Southwest Tennessee Community College campus. The adjunct instructor is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any Southwest Tennessee Community College campus.

At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, academic advising, serving on various committees, participating in professional activities and organizations.

Job Duties
  • Prepares and delivers instruction on topics in Funeral Service Education program. 
  • Compiles, administers, evaluates and grades students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, tests, and papers fairly and consistently; and keep students informed about their progress through the prompt grading of papers and other work. 
  • Develops curricula and instructional material such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. 
  • Maintains office hours for students seeking academic advice, assists in student recruitment and retention; and assists students with course-related problems outside of the classroom. 
  • Maintains accurate student attendance records, grades, and other required records in compliance with federal FERPA regulations. 
  • Attends all faculty meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, and other meetings as called by the President, Dean or Department Chair.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. 
  • Participates in departmental and college committees; and provides outreach service to the community. 
  • May perform other duties as assign by Department Head/Dean.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate degree in Funeral Service Education and graduation from an American Board of Funeral Service Education accredited program. Must hold Tennessee Funeral Director and Embalmer licenses.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two (2) years as a professional in Funeral Service, and two (2) years related experience.
  • Two (2) years of teaching experience.
  • Use observational, oral, and /or written assessment to direct and enhance learning in a timely manner.
  • Skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new content.
  • Use current and emerging technologies and alternative delivery methods to enhance student learning.
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional development.
  • Observe college policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Must provide instruction for all Funeral Service Education (FSED) courses.
  • A background check will be required for the successful candidate.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching and learning strategies to facilitate student-centered learning; experience interacting successfully with an ever-growing student population.
  • Skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Ability to integrate technology into course delivery.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Willingness and flexibility to teach classes using various instructional delivery methods at any of the seven locations.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify Human Resources in writing at least five (5) days in advance of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

First consideration will be given to current Southwest Tennessee Community College employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

In order to be considered for the position, the following items must be uploaded:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
A summary of our benefits can be found below: 

https://www.southwest.tn.edu/hr/benefits-overview.php

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities.

Required degree level

  • Associate Degree

Years of experience

  • 1 - 2 Years