Adjunct Professor (Water Resource Management/ Environmental Science/Urban Sustainability)

The University of the District of Columbia

Washington, DC, US

rief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia is a public land grant institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers.

Incumbents must teach all assigned classes and hours as determined by semester course schedule; Incumbents will be required to prepare and deliver relevant curriculum to students in the Urban Sustainability or Environmental Science program, using a variety of teaching methods to include, but not limited to, lecture, class discussion, demonstration labs, and projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Teach assigned courses as specified in the schedule and course contract.
  2. Evaluate and select texts and instructional materials; prepare course materials and lesson plans.
  3. Provide students an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the institution, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria.
  4. Use the institution’s learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students.
  5. Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered.
  6. Maintain records of enrollment and attendance, assessments and grades, submit class rosters and grade sheets by the deadlines established by the institution.
  7. Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning, establishing and maintaining classroom control.
  8. Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery.
  9. Attend all meetings, ceremonies and official functions as specified by the Chief Academic Officer, Chief Community College Officer and/or Dean.
  10. Attend one or more orientation session(s) to become familiar with the Institution’s mission and teaching philosophy, policies and procedures and the learning management system.
  11. Meet with the Program Directors, Department Chair/ Associate Dean of Academic Programs as needed to discuss all aspects of the course including student progress and curriculum development (may be required to provide input into program development).
  12. Adhere to University policies and guidelines in all matters concerning academics and student and staff conduct.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in subject area related to Environmental Science or Urban Sustainability with skills to teach undergraduate students in Urban Sustainability and/ or Environmental Sciences
  • PhD in subject area to teach in the Professional Science Master’s program in Urban Sustainability, Urban Agriculture, and Water Resource Management
  • Two year prior teaching experience or be able to demonstrate evidence of teaching potential and/or corporate/industry training

Required Competencies

  • Current knowledge of the relevant discipline
  • Experience or demonstrated potential with instructional technology and online learning including Blackboard
  • Evidence of or demonstrated potential to successfully teach experience in relevant discipline
  • Experience or demonstrated potential in effecting university and school partnerships
  • Skill in teaching a diverse student body with various learning styles
  • Familiarity or knowledge of differentiated instruction
  • Possesses a high level of professionalism, including collaboration, excellent communication and customer service skills, and commitment to a learner-centered environment
  • Able to work with colleagues and administrators in the development of goals for the curriculum with potential collaboration in the Landgrant Centers within CAUSES in a fast-paced environment