Adjunct Professor of Sociology

Position Information

Position Information (Default Section)

Posting Number Adjunct_0401676
Classification Title Adjunct Professor
Working Title Adjunct Professor of Sociology
Datatel Position ID SOSC6ADJSOCI1A
Annual Hours As needed or assigned
Placement Range $690 per Credit Hour
Position Type Adjunct Faculty
Job Category
General Description

An adjunct faculty member at Oklahoma City Community College has the primary responsibility of instruction. Secondary responsibilities include supporting the integrity of curricula, encouraging student success, and promoting the mission of the division to which the adjunct faculty member belongs as well as the College as a whole.

What position does this position report to? Dean of the Division of Social Sciences
What position(s) reports to this position?


Job Duties (Position Specific)

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement)

An adjunct faculty member is primarily responsible for supporting student learning by providing quality instruction in courses that the adjunct faculty member and the dean/director agree will be taught. Quality instruction includes clear course objectives, prepared and relevant class activities, effective and understandable presentations of learning materials, fair and understandable grading practices (credit classes only), timely responses to students, and a positive atmosphere in the classroom.

In addition to the primary responsibility for supporting student learning, an adjunct faculty member is expected to:

Participate in the assessment of student learning outcomes for the program and/or department.

Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from program, division, and College administrators.

Attend department, division, and College meetings as required.

Acquire new knowledge and skills as appropriate for the academic discipline.

Maintain license or professional certification specific to program requirements.

Satisfy objectives for mutually agreed upon special assignments.

Support the College’s vision, mission, goals, and priorities.

This position may be expected to teach of the following courses:

SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 1203 Introduction to the Criminal Process
SOC 2013 Sociology of the Family
SOC 2023 Social Problems
SOC 2063 Crime and Delinquency
SOC 2143 Race & Ethnicity in the United States

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures)

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation and shelter in place drills and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.

Minimum Education/Experience

Master degree in sociology, or master degree in related field including 18 graduate hours in sociology.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrated positive human relations and communication skills

Basic computer skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office or similar software

Flexible teaching style to accommodate individual learning styles

Committed to helping students achieve their goals to be successful and attain a college education

Knowledge of or willingness to learn computer programs used in the department and on campus (such as MineOnline and Moodle)

Organization and attention to detail

Support and willingness to teach in a competency-based instructional system

Ability to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers

Ability to work well as a team member in an instructional unit

Ability to communicate and articulate concepts in an organized manner both verbally and in writing

Ability to read and understand content in order to assist students when they are having difficulty interpreting concepts

Ability to interact in an effective and encouraging manner with students individually and in groups

Must be punctual

Must be reliable

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Sedentary work: The person in this position may occasionally exert up to 10 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

This position requires the person to frequently move about the classroom to assist students and perform the essential functions of the position.

This position requires the person to frequently communicate with colleagues and students to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.

This position frequently requires the person to operate a computer; other office equipment and mobile devices to prepare instructional documents and answer email correspondence.

This position requires the person to judge, observe and assess the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.

This position’s essential functions are performed in an indoor, classroom or office setting.

Preferred Qualifications


Required Training
Work Hours

Day, online, evening &/or week-end as required by section assignment.

Department Division of Social Sci.
Job Open Date 07/01/2017
Job Close Date 06/30/2018
Open Until Filled No
HR Contact Alicia Silva
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the electronic application and attach the required documents: Cover letter, resume and transcript conferring receipt of Master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in Sociology.
Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position.
Applicants needing assistance may call Human Resources at 405.682.7542.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a minimum of a Master's degree in Sociology OR a minimum of a Master's degree in a related field plus 18 graduate hours in Sociology? (Applicants are required to attach transcript conferring Master’s degree in Sociology or Master's degree in a related field plus 18 graduate hours in Sociology.)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate the hours you are available to teach.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document