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Adjunct Faculty, Philosophy
Austin Community College District in Austin, Texas
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Date Posted January 17, 2020
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Philosophy
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Information 


Multiple Locations


As Assigned.


Salary is assigned according to the Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale.

FLSA Status


Reports To

Department Chair, Philosophy

Criminal Background Check

Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

General Statement of Job 

To instruct students in Philosophy courses in accordance with College policies and procedures.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Serves on college-wide and departmental committees as needed. May assist with registration processes.

  2. Instructs students in courses in the Philosophy discipline. Provides learning activities that stimulate student involvement and encourage critical thinking.

  3. Maintains regular office hours to assist students; responds to students' emails and voice mails in a timely fashion; performs accurate assessment of student performance.

  4. Maintains professional competencies in the subject area and currency in instructional methodologies through professional associations and professional development.

  5. May perform other related tasks as assigned by the Department Chair, Dean, and/or Executive Vice President.


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of effective instructional techniques and innovative modes of course delivery adaptable to a variety of learning styles.

  • Must be knowledgeable about and capable of using current technologies in the classroom and to convey online course content.

  • Extensive knowledge of subject matter and relevant topics and issues in Philosophy.

  • Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.

  • Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.

  • Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.


Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills including use of tact and discretion and the ability to meet deadlines.

  • Must demonstrate creativity and innovation in the field, service in the profession, and/or the community.

  • Effectively assisting and assessing student learning.

  • Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.

  • Being punctual for classes and office hours.

  • Maintaining an established schedule, including evenings and weekends, including possible multiple campus locations that may vary by semester.

  • Working cooperatively with colleagues.

  • Maintaining confidentiality of student information.

Technology Skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, class room or other current learning technologies for effective teaching at the community college level.

Required Work Experience

  • None.

Preferred Work Experience

  • Work experience teaching at a community college.

Required Education

  • Educational requirements in accordance with SACSCOC accreditation standards: Master's degree in Philosophy or Master's degree plus 18 graduate hours in Philosophy. SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline. For specific requirements by course, please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/.

Preferred Education

  • PhD in Philosophy.

Special Requirements

Licenses/Certifications; Other

  • Reliable transportation may be required for teaching in multiple campus locations.

Physical Requirements

  • Work is routinely performed in a classroom or office setting.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues.


  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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