Adjunct Instructor - Sociology


Edgecombe Community College

Job Location

Tarboro and Rocky Mount Campuses, North Carolina

Salary Grade

$34.80 per hour



Job Reports To

Department Chair

Job Category

Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: 07/10/2024
Closes: 08/09/2024

Target Start Date


Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in sociology and three years of post-secondary teaching experience (classroom setting and online).

Three consecutive years of Moodle course development and management as well as Self Service. 

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in sociology and 18 graduate hours in psychology with four years of post-secondary teaching experience (classroom setting and online).

Four consecutive years or more of Moodle course development and management as well as Self Service. 

Position Description

Provide quality learning opportunities that assist students in meeting their educational goals and career aspirations. Faculty are responsible for the quality of the educational program.

Essential Job Functions

Teach classes (Traditional, Hybrid, and Online) on both the Rocky Mount and Tarboro campuses as needed with selected course material(s).

Collaborate with other faculty and program chair in development, implementation, and evaluation of the program curriculum.

Responsible for the course content and flexible sections and content of the syllabi for all courses he/she is assigned.  

Follow the course description set forth in the common course library, integrating when appropriate:

                  Advisory committee recommendations

                  Needs of the market place

                  Writing for learning

                  Input from appropriate faculty

Arrange for the acquisition and/or preparation of materials and equipment necessary to meet the course objectives.

Maintain order of classrooms.

Ensure proper storage of materials and equipment at the end of each class.

Prepare, distribute, and review with the student the first week of class a course syllabus that outlines clear and reasonable learning outcomes and expectations.

Implement active learning techniques and use a variety of learner- centered instructional strategies designed to assist the learner in meeting the objectives of the course.  Such activities can include, but are not limited to:

                  Cooperative learning

                  Experiential learning

                  Writing for learning

                   Critical thinking initiatives

Focus on student learning outcomes taking into account the needs and abilities of the students and the mission of the college.

Be familiar with academic and social supports that benefit diverse groups.

Be supportive of students’ educational goals and make reasonable provisions to accommodate their individual differences while maintaining the academic integrity of the college.

Perform other assignments, consistent with his/her professional abilities, as assigned by the program or department chair or administration in carrying out the mission of the institution.  These duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Work with students, peers, and administrative and support staff in a professional manner that models constructive problem-solving (flexibility, preparation for required tasks); ethical conduct (respect and courtesy, consistency, fairness); organization (proper attire, attendance, decorum); and adherence to college policies and procedures…

Be available for student appointments for advising and assisting students in achieving their educational and vocational goals.

Be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of student data information to include enrollment reports, final grade reports, and book orders.

Teach day, evening, or online classes as required.

Teach on both campuses and other off-campus sites as required.

Assist in new course development as needed.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as assigned by administration and supervision.

How to Apply

Contact Info

Jessica Balazsi

Director of Human Resources


200 West Jones Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

(919) 807-7100