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First-time adjunct instructor enjoys work


Rob Dixon didn’t know what to expect when he walked into a classroom for the first time this semester to teach an introduction to American government and politics class at OTC.


The executive vice president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce was a new part-time instructor at OTC and knew the subject was something he loved and knew a lot about. He wasn’t too sure how his students would react. Midway through the semester, he couldn’t be happier.


“Teaching and working with students is a new experience for me. It has been much more rewarding than I though it would be,” he said.


“None of them is a political science major but they are taking what they learn in class beyond the classroom. One student asked me about to he could get involved in a political party.”


OTC is looking for more instructors like Dixon who have career and academic experience to come to work at the College.


“At OTC, we value instructors who have training and practical experience,” said Tim Baltes, OTC college director of human resources. “Instructors who bring academic knowledge and work experience into the classroom can enhance student learning.”


The College will conduct its first Adjunct Faculty Career Fair March 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OTC Springfield Campus.


The College is recruiting general education and technical instructors to teach part-time at all five of its locations in Springfield, Richwood Valley, Lebanon, Waynesville and Table Rock beginning in summer 2014.


Dixon said when he heard that the College needed, he said he jumped at the chance.


“I do a lot of speaking and presenting in my job. I wanted to teach on a subject that I know a lot about,” he said. “OTC has a great support system of adjuncts. The administration wants to help and you are not left alone.”



Adjunct instructors start at $707 to per credit hour and over time can earn as much as $960 per credit hour.



Interested candidates should bring a completed OTC application at http://www.otc.edu/Documents_Human_Resources/ApplicationforEmployment.pdf, bring a resume, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and any certifications or licenses appropriate for the position to the career fair.




For more information, contact OTC Human Resources at 417-447-2632 or emailjobs@otc.edu.




 

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