KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College’s Kokomo Region will host a job fair for those who are interested in teaching part-time at one of the Region’s six sites including: Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Rochester, Tipton, and Wabash. The Adjunct Faculty Job Fair is slated for Thursday, June 20 from 5-8 p.m. at the Kokomo Region’s main campus located at 1815 E. Morgan Street, Kokomo.
Those who attend the Adjunct Faculty Job Fair will have an opportunity to meet HR staff, school deans, program chairs, Corporate College staff, and other full- and part-time faculty. They also will be shown how to go through Ivy Tech’s application process and learn how their academic credentials may qualify them to teach part time in a number of areas, including corporate training.
“There are a lot of people in our communities who simply haven’t considered teaching. They have jobs and aren’t particularly looking for employment, but when approached are very receptive to the opportunity,” said Kelly Fisher, faculty employment specialist. “We have great success hiring retirees, like Dr. Phil Burgan, who simply want to help develop and train the best nurses possible.”
Attorney Mike Bolinger is another example of a part-time instructor who desires to share his profession with students. He brings literally years of experience to the class, with relevant, practical examples of what he has seen in his practice that applies to his curriculum that helps students grasp concepts. Mike admits he has been proud to be part of Team Ivy for the last seven years and that working for the college is a way to pay society back for the great life his education and community have afforded him.
A recent change in policy with the federal government limits the number of hours part-time faculty can teach; adjuncts who once taught four sections will be limited to three, thus the college must seek out more professionals who want to share their expertise in the classroom. This change has made it necessary to hire additional adjunct faculty in most academic areas.
Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region currently employs more than 270 part-time instructors. Executive Director of Human Resources Celestine Johnson expects that number to grow.