Adjunct Professor – Science

Instructors provide classroom instruction and are responsible to department chairs and academic dean.


General Expectations of all Jacksonville College Faculty:

  1. Exhibit a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning
  2. Maintain current and comprehensive knowledge and experience in the teaching field and assigned teaching discipline
  3. Create a classroom environment reflecting professionalism, equity, respect and trust

Adhere to college policies:

  • Abide by Employee Standards of Conduct and Statement of Faith
  • Perform job duties as assigned by department chair and dean
  • Stay current with and follow departmental and college policies
  • Complete required compliance training and stay current on professional development hours
  • Meet all classes as scheduled and maximize use of available class time
  • Maintain scheduled office hours as required
  • Follow attendance and office hour requirements for online and hybrid classes as specified in the online learning course standards.

Responsibilities to the Student:

  • Design classroom instructional activities appropriate to the expected rigor of the course and consistent with program expectations and course objectives
  • Embed interactive learning activities in the instructional setting that engage student learning and encourage student development of active learning skillsets
  • Facilitate student learning and successful completion of course by preparing and using appropriate instructional materials compatible with the expected rigor of the course and consistent with program expectations and course objectives
  • Align learning opportunities and employ suitable assessments of course learning outcomes and program learning outcomes, with the student core competencies
  • Sequence learning opportunities and assessments through the courses and program to build student learning and understanding
  • Integrate workplace professional skillsets into the classroom environment (i.e., prompt and regular attendance, initiative to seek clarification, timely submission of work, use of technology in work completion, etc.)
  • Motivate students to perform at their highest level by maintaining an atmosphere of dignity and cordiality conducive to learning in both the classroom and office
  • Seek to develop students spiritually as well as academically.

Responsibilities to the Department:

  • Follow prescribed course syllabi and adopted textbooks [including appropriate assigned readings]
  • Learn and use the required software systems Moodle, Turnitin, and Empower.
  • Inform students of student learning outcomes, class procedures and grading policies at the beginning of each semester
  • Demonstrate initiative and/or cooperative support of leadership, faculty and staff to implement strategic improvements and achieve goals
  • Attend and participate in required department and school meetings, and perform other duties as assigned by the department chair or instructional dean

Responsibilities to the College:

  • Maintain accurate records and submit required student attendance and grade reports by published deadlines
  • Model professional conduct and enforce student conduct policies as prescribed
  • Participate in all required convocation activities and graduation events
  • Maintain required memberships/licensures/certifications per department and accrediting body standards
  • Assume duties, including committee assignments, over and above assigned classes and office hours as requested by department chair
  • Demonstrate commitment to the college through actively participating in college sponsored events and activities beyond assigned classes and office hours as appropriate

Discipline- or Position-Specific Responsibilities/Competencies:

  • Maintaining scheduled office hours as specified
  • Utilizing talents, academic background, and strong personal qualities to serve the best interest of students and the College.
  • Duties may include day, afternoon, evening and weekend assignments.
  • Candidates must demonstrate commitment to freshman and sophomore level instruction, potential for teaching excellence.
  • Must possess good written and oral communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills, which reflect total commitment to student development in all College activities, required.
  • Candidate must have strong background in use of multimedia applications and critical thinking process in lecture and laboratory settings.

Other Expectations:

  • Will have contact – in person, by email, or by phone – with staff, students, and the general public
  • Must exhibit a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities


Required Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in instructional field required.
  • Agriculture, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Horticulture, and/or Physics

Preferred Education/Experience:

  • Post-secondary teaching experience highly preferred.

Jacksonville College ( is the oldest 2 year Christian college in Texas.  We provide Christ-centered teaching and training that prepares students to lead meaningful lives that transform the world. Jacksonville College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the following: Associate Degree, Junior College Diploma, and Continuing Education Units. 


Pay commensurate with experience.

Full Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, and retirement

Applicants must agree to the Jacksonville College statement of faith.

Successfully passing a background screening report is required for final employment.
Jacksonville College is a tobacco-free campus.

Job Category: Faculty
Job Type: Adjunct

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