Job Profile:      Adjunct Instructor

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include providing instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Job Information
64,170 99,330 126,460

Select Tasks
Supervise students' laboratory work. Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory performance, assignments, and papers. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Prepare and submit required reports related to instruction. Perform administrative duties, such as serving as a department head.
Act as advisers to student organizations. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Participate in campus and community events.
Provide professional consulting services to government or industry. Establish, teach, and monitor students' compliance with safety rules for handling chemicals, equipment, and other hazardous materials. Select, order, and maintain materials and supplies for teaching and research, such as textbooks, chemicals, and laboratory equipment.
Serve on committees or in professional societies. Write letters of recommendation for students. Clean laboratory facilities.

Select Abilities
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures. The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you. The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part. The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object. The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs. The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion. The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). The ability to see details at a distance. The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
The ability to see under low light conditions. The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead. The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting. The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated. The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Tools Used
Atomic emission spectroscopes Automated polarimeters Benchtop muffle furnaces
Benchtop orbital shakers Benchtop ultracentrifuges Capillary electrophoresis systems
Carousel slide projectors Chemiluminescence analyzers Cold rooms
Compact digital cameras Compact disk CD players Computer data input scanners
Computer laser printers Conference telephones Cryoloops
Cryopumps Crystallization plates Deoxyribonucleic acid DNA synthesizers
Desktop computers Differential scanning calorimeters Digital calculators
Digital storage oscilloscopes Digital video cameras Digital video disk DVD players
Drop plates Electron capture detectors ECD Flame ionization detectors
Fourier transform infrared FTIR spectrometers Gas chromatograph mass spectrometers GC-MS Gel drying systems
Handheld microphones Helium cryostats High pressure liquid chromatograph HPLC equipment
Interactive whiteboard controllers Interactive whiteboards Laboratory benchtop centrifuges
Laboratory glove boxes Laptop computers Laser facsimile machines
Laser systems Liquid crystal display LCD projectors Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
Luminescence spectrophotometers Luminometer plate readers Luminometers
Magnetic particle processors Mass spectrometers Microarray spotting systems
Microcentrifuges Microphone podiums Microplate shakers
MP3 digital voice recorders Multi-line telephone systems Multimedia projection equipment
Nitrogen lasers Nuclear magnetic resonance NMR spectrometers Opaque projectors
Overhead data projectors Oxygen electrodes Photocopying equipment
Polarized light microscopes Polymerase chain reaction PCR thermocyclers Poster printers
Projector screens Recording calorimeters Scanning monochromators
Solvent extraction systems Solvent purification systems Spectrofluorimeters
Spectrophotometers Student response systems Tablet computers
Television monitors Thermocyclers Thermogravimetric analyzers
Total sulfur analyzers Tube furnaces Ultrasonic cleaners
Vacuum concentrators Videoconferencing equipment Webcams
Wireless microphones X ray diffractometers X ray fluorescence XRF analyzers

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