Moraine Park Technical College

  • Adjunct Faculty - Chemistry

    Job Locations US-WI-Fond du Lac | US-WI-Beaver Dam
    Post Start Date 4 weeks ago(7/25/2018 8:12 AM)
    Req No.
    Internal or Internal/External
    Academic Affairs - General Education
    Weeks Per Year
    Varies by position
    Summary of Work Schedule - Academic
    Varies by position
    Total Hours/Week - Academic
    Varies by position
    Summary of Work Schedule - Summer
    Varies by position
    Total Hours/Week - Summer
    Varies by position
    Hiring Range
  • Overview

    Applications are being accepted for an adjunct Chemistry Instructor at Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac and Beaver Dam campuses. This person reports to the Associate Dean of General Education.




    Courses in which adjunct faculty are needed:


    806-134 General Chemistry - Beaver Dam class section

    806-134 General Chemistry - Fond du Lac class section


    Note:  Classes may be taught either as one individual covering both classes or two individuals teaching one class each.


    Course Description:  Covers the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include the metric system, problem solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water, acids, bases and salts, and gas laws.


    1. Prepare for and facilitate learning in the assigned courses according to the College’s core values. Establish a professional and safe learning environment.  Set the classroom tone by modeling appropriate workplace skills and behavior.  Maintain a positive climate for learning by performing classroom management and being aware of, monitoring and enforcing the Student Code of Conduct. 
    2. Meet the student learning needs by incorporating a variety of teaching methods and assessments.
    3. Maintain student records and documentation. Submit grades within the expected timeframe.  Provide timely verbal and written feedback to the students to ensure continued growth and development.   
    4. Actively participate in professional growth activities, such as: networking and sharing with and among faculty across the College, memberships and professional organizations, accepting and incorporating guidance and support from peers and supervisors, staying up-to-date with technology trends, maintaining occupational competence, staying current in the field and creating and maintaining a professional development plan. Assist with mentoring other full-time and adjunct faculty.
    5. Maintain equipment and supplies for the classroom and labs, as necessary to support the assigned program area and future trends in industry.  Work with supervisor to identify alternative funding sources as needed. 


    1. Master's degree in Chemistry OR a master's degree in any field/discipline and 18 graduate-level credits in chemistry.
    2. Ability to adapt to meet student needs, including flexibility in scheduling, workload, and type/variety of communication.
    3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey ideas and concepts in a professional manner.  Ability to adjust to variance in communication and learning styles of students.  Ability and willingness to communicate regularly with students and other internal and external customers. 
    4. Ability to understand and promote the educational philosophy and programs that MPTC offers. Willingness to grow and evolve with the College’s educational philosophy. 
    5. Experience working and participating in a team environment and collaborating with other individuals and teams to meet student needs. Willingness to help students and team members grow and learn. 
    6. Experience with the MS Office Suite, the internet, social media and email. Ability and willingness to learn new technologies.  Experience with online learning platforms and student management systems preferred.
    7. Ability and willingness to continuously learn and accept constructive feedback.
    8. Strong organizational and time management skills. Must be able to manage time and schedule effectively.  Excellent problem solving skills.
    9. Previous community involvement and a desire to give back to the profession and community.
    10. Must meet Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements as detailed in Chapter TCS 3 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.



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