Job Profile:      Adjunct Instructor

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Job Information
48,730 97,980 198,580

Select Tasks
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others. Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as public health, stress management, and work site health promotion. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
Supervise laboratory sessions. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Act as advisers to student organizations.
Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
Participate in campus and community events.

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
Agar slides Automated ESR analyzers Back support braces
Balance boards Biohazard containers Blood culture incubators
Cardiac monitors Carousel slide projectors Casting ovens
Cell washing equipment Cervical traction units Coagulation testing equipment
Colorimetric devices Compact digital cameras Compact disk CD players
Computer data input scanners Computer laser printers Computer projectors
Conference telephones Crash carts Crutches
Curing lights Dental air water syringes Dental amalgamation equipment
Dental handpieces Dental laboratory lathes Dental laboratory model trimmers
Dental laser equipment Dental patient chairs Dental suction units
Desktop computers Digital calculators Digital imaging workstations
Digital medical thermometers Digital refractometers Digital video cameras
Digital video disk DVD players Diode lasers Electric stimulation machines
Electrocardiography EKG machines Electromyography EMG systems Electrosurgery devices
Emergency eyewash stations Emergency first aid kits Equipment dollies
Ergometers Exercise trampolines Flat panel c-arms
Flow hoods Force measurement plates Free weights
Fume hoods Functional electrical stimulation FES equipment Gait analysis equipment
Gait belts General purpose laboratory test tubes Goniometers
Graduated glass cylinders Hand grips Handheld microphones
Hemacytometers Hematology test kits High-lo manipulation tables
High-voltage galvanic stimulation machines Hospital beds Hoyer lifts
Hypodermic syringes Immuno-chemistry analyzers Interactive whiteboard controllers
Interactive whiteboards Intraoperative ultrasound monitors Intraoral cameras
Isokinetic lower body testing machines Isokinetic upper body testing machines Knee support braces
Laboratory balances Laboratory heating blocks Laboratory osmometers
Laboratory vortex mixers Laboratory water baths Laptop computers
Large animal gamma cameras Large bore computed tomography CT scanners Large bore positron emission tomography PET scanners
Laser facsimile machines Laser scanning confocal microscopes Lead aprons
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors Liquid crystal display LCD televisions Lumbar corsets
Mechanical stethoscopes Medical linear accelerators Medical measuring tapes
Medical picture archiving computer systems PACS Medicine balls Micro-etchers
Microcryostats Microdissection systems Microhematocrit centrifuges
Microphone podiums Microplate readers MP3 digital voice recorders
Multi-line telephone systems Multimedia projection equipment Opaque projectors
Oral evacuation systems Overhead data projectors Oxygen tanks
Pan-tilt-zoom PTZ cameras Panoramic x ray machines Parallel bars
Patient wheelchairs Pelvic traction equipment Petri dishes
Photocopying equipment Pipetting devices Polyether mixing machines
Poster printers Posture scale analyzers Powder boards
Pressure steam autoclaves Projector screens Protective medical face masks
Protective medical gloves Pulse oximeters Reachers
Recumbent exercise bicycles Reflex hammers Remote webcams
Resistive exercise bands Rotating bed Rotator mixers
Sequential pump equipment Slide stainers Sliding boards
Sphygmomanometers Spill cleanup kits Stationary exercise bicycles
Step monitoring devices Student response systems Tablet computers
Television monitors Therapeutic cold packs Therapeutic hot packs
Therapeutic treadmill exercisers Therapeutic whirlpool baths Tilt tables
Tooth shade guides Total lift chairs Total parenteral nutrition TPN compounders
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipment Transmission electron microscopes TEM Ultrasonic scalers
Ultrasonic sterilization units Ultrasound machines Universal serial bus USB flash drives
Upper extremity slings Urine analyzers Vacuum formers
Video endoscopy equipment Video recording systems Videoconferencing equipment
Virtual reality augmented cycling kits VRACK Walkers Walking canes
Web-based telerehabilitation monitoring systems Webcams Wireless microphones
Wrist splints

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