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Business Professions Faculty - Paralegal

Odessa College

Job Description

Working Title

Business Professions Faculty - Paralegal

Position Status

Full Time


School of Business and Industry

General Summary

This is a full-time teaching position in the Business Professions department. The Business Professions faculty member served to instruct students and contribute to program and college growth.

Specific Position Duties

1. Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the teaching field; 2. Demonstrates willingness and ability to teach various courses, times, locations, and delivery methods as needed and as reasonably requested by the college; 3. Utilizes appropriately challenging coursework to help student realize their full potential as learners; 4. Provides students with written expectations, e.g., syllabi, policies, assignment instructions, graded evaluations, etc.; 5. Administers tests which are appropriate to course content, including a comprehensive final exam measuring overall grasp of course objectives; 6. By various ways and means of instructing students, affirm the worth and dignity of all persons and the right of all persons to learn; 7. Maintains an appropriate learning and assessment climate in the classroom, whether traditional, web, or distance, which encourages the free exchange of ideas while defending academic honesty and objectivity; 8. Prepares adequately for class and arrives promptly at class meetings, labs, and any other scheduled instructional activities; 9. Delivers material in a clear and understandable manner; 10. Addresses student concerns, i.e., comments, questions, and input, both in class and via posted office hours, timely electronic communication, and other suitable means; 11. Effectively handles routine procedures necessary for the successful, day-to-day operation of the department as delegated by the department chair; 12. Submits required reports and schedules in a timely manner to the department chair; 13. Maintains effective relationships with professional counterparts throughout the college and the community, 14. Maintains individual student advisement on degree plans and degree applications in order to comply with completion requirements; 15. Assists with recruiting, marketing, and outreach for department programs; and 16. Actively participates in college functions and events, and engages in community service.

Minimum Qualifications

An associate’s degree and demonstrated competencies (ex. Relevant technical training, certification, experience, etc.) in the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Juris Doctorate and 18 graduate hours in Business.

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