Adjunct Faculty, Computer Information Systems

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Adjunct Faculty, Computer Information Systems


Job ID 1560





Department: Computer Information Systems


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Job ID 1560





Department: Computer Information Systems


Employee Group: Faculty Contract


Schedule: Part Time


Compensation: Adjunct Faculty Pay Rates


Benefits: No benefits


Reports to: Department Head of Computer Information Systems


Posting Closes: Open until filled





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





  • Teach courses required in CIS degree programs:


o Programming including but not limited to C++, C#, Java


o Graphics/Web Development including but not limited to Adobe CC



  • 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.






Education Credentials



  • Required: Bachelor's degree in CIS or a closely related field required, plus closely related business experience.


  • Preferred: Master's Degree in CIS or a closely related field or closely related business experience.




Work 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.






Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.


Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.



Physical Demands



  • Must have the physical capacity for lifting up to 25lbs.




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.



Working Conditions



  • GRCC will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our policies website.


  • Classroom environment in an academic setting.






GRCC is only accepting online applications for this position at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and three professional reference letters. The opportunity to apply for this position will close at the end of the day on the close date referenced at the top of this job posting. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.





Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.



To apply, please visit: https://jobs.grcc.edu/psp/job/EXTERNAL_APPLICANT/GRCC_HR/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=1560&PostingSeq=1

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We offer learners of all ages opportunities to gain credits for degrees or transfer and in-demand career skills leading to rewarding careers.

GRCC was established in 1914 – Michigan’s first community college – and is focused on making a college education accessible and affordable. Classes are scheduled in person and online, on weekdays, evenings, Saturdays at locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.

GRCC faculty and staff are committed to helping students succeed inside and outside the classroom, with student support services including, academic and career counseling, occupational and disability support and tutoring.

GRCC has an average class size of under 25 students, giving students access to faculty members who are among the best in their fields, many known nationally and internationally.

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