Instructor, Paralegal Technology - Adjunct (Re-advertised)
Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.
The Division of Business, Creative and Performing Arts at Guilford Technical Community College seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and collaborative legal educator to join our team as a part-time Paralegal Technology program instructor. Under general supervision, this person will teach courses in the legal practice areas designed to support the Paralegal Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificate.
The ideal candidate should be prepared to integrate both legal drafting and legal technology skills into the classroom, be available to teach at times and locations that meet the needs of students and be committed to working constructively with all facets of our program within a community college setting. Successful applicants will be placed into our pool of adjuncts to be assigned sections or serve as substitute instructors on an as needed basis.
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
• developing learner centered lesson plans
• employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
• incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
• creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
• preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate
• conducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
• participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
• participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
• maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
• providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
• maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)
• complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
• addressing student concerns in a timely manner
• promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
• referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
• Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.
Additional Duties & Responsibilities:
• Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
-Juris Doctorate or its equivalent from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
-Currently admitted to the practice of law in one United States jurisdiction.
-Currently admitted to the practice of law in North Carolina
-3 years of legal experience
-Post-secondary teaching or professional training experience in any of the following formats: teaching credit or non-credit courses, leading training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, or teaching continuing legal education seminars
-Experience teaching in a Community College setting
-Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
-Experience with distance learning or alternate instructional delivery systems
-Experience performing legal research using online resources
1. May include teaching day, evening and/or weekend hours on multiple campuses.
1. Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required.