Adjunct Faculty-Barton Online (Astronomy)

Barton Community College
March 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$660
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Position Description

Adjunct faculty members are responsible for the design of course content including activities to assess student learning. They are further responsible for the facilitation of teaching and learning to college standards of excellence, student engagement, demonstration of professionalism and adherence to institutional policies and procedures. Adjunct faculty members teach within an assigned discipline; assignments for this position are in an asynchronous online classroom. Adjunct faculty is a temporary employee on an as needed, class-by-class basis.

Position Responsibilities

20% - Utilize appropriate methods of instruction including:

• Provides course materials designed to address two to three basic learning styles: visual, auditory, and/or kinesthetic

• Employs non-lecture learning activities (i.e. discussions, practice opportunities, or other activities)

• Learner activities foster student-student interaction with instructor facilitation

• Uses examples that are simple, clear, precise and appropriate

• Each course module contains lecture materials that merge textbook/publisher/OER materials and instructor developed content into an integrated lesson or lessons that present relevant course materials

• Utilizes academic integrity tools based on the majority of points

20% - Employ appropriate class structure including:

• Course navigation being easy to follow and matching the course length

• Module introductions containing at least a list of assignments and competencies/outcomes

• Emphasize main points (competencies/outcomes) throughout the module

• Use effective learning activities in the module

• Directs student preparation for assignments in the module

• Maintains effective online course management including updated links and documents

15% - Chooses content that is well organized, explains concepts clearly, relates concepts to students' experiences and selects learning experiences appropriate to level of learning. 5% - Prepare course syllabi following the master syllabus content and adding all other appropriate class policies including, but not limited to, evaluation/grading criteria, attendance policies and requirements and a course outline. 20% - Engage with students appropriately including:

• Solicits and respects student input

• Sustained and interactive communication regarding current course content and activities between the student and the instructor through assessment feedback and in-course messaging

• Provides at least weekly predictable, regular, substantive feedback commentary or summary to current course content and/or activity in either announcements, lessons, or course emails to the entire class

• Provides timely responses to students

• Exhibits sensitivity to students' personal culture, gender differences and disabilities

• Responds appropriately in a non-threatening, proactive manner (E) Essential

5% - Complies with established college policies and procedures. 5% - Attends meetings and events as required by College administration. 5% - Responds in a timely manner to requests from College, division and program administrators. 5% - Performs other duties as needed or assigned.


Adjunct faculty members cooperate with their colleagues across the instructional system as well as other college departments, supervisors, and administration in carrying out the mission of the College.

Serve on college committees as requested. Adjunct faculty members maintain a professional work environment and appearance. Adjunct faculty members demonstrate commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice, as well as personal and professional integrity.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Experience - Teaching experience AND/OR work experience in program area preferred.

Education -

Academic qualifications vary according to instructional discipline using the Faculty Qualifying Credentials spreadsheet.

A. For academic/transfer courses and programs, an appropriate graduate degree in the subject area is required;

B. For vocational instructional programs, an undergraduate degree and/or appropriate certification(s) representing industry standards for employment in occupational/career is required.

Other Skills - A. Must possess excellent knowledge in appropriate teaching field(s) as well as exceptional communication/people skills.

B. Must be able to demonstrate excellent teaching skills that incorporate and attain measurable student learning outcomes.

C. Must be able to interact professionally and effectively with faculty, administration, staff, students, and community.

Physical Requirements

Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office or classroom.

The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items, driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.


Adjunct faculty credentials are evaluated to ensure compliance with the Higher Learning Commissions Guidelines for Determining Qualified Faculty and detailed in the Faculty Qualifying Credentials document.

All adjuncts must meet these criteria and are paid at the rate of $660 per credit hour rate. Adjuncts teaching fully online classes receive an additional $150 per credit hour pay for the additional work/responsibilities required of quality online learning.

Check out the Benefits this position offers!

Job Advertisement

Seeks adjunct faculty qualified to build and instruct Astronomy for the Barton Online platform. Interested individuals are required to have a Master's degree in Physics, Science, or Astronomy OR Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in related field. To apply go to: Persons with hearing or speech impairment please use the Kansas Relay Service at 1-800-766-3777 or dial 711. Review of completed application packets will begin immediately. Position is open until filled. EEO/AA.

Application Special Instructions

In addition to the General Job Application form, the screening committee requires that the following documentation be uploaded:

  • Cover Letter (Letter of Interest)
  • Resume
  • Copy of College Transcript(s)-submit for all degrees awarded. Note - official transcript(s) needed upon hire.
  • If you have specific questions regarding this position, please call Brian Howe at 620-792-9254.

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