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Paralegal Studies, Adjunct Instructor
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 02/22/2021
Faculty-Law And Legal Studies
Salary Current Adjunct Rate -  
Employment Type Part-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Paralegal Studies, Adjunct Instructor

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Associate Dean



Requisition Number


Position Type

One Semester Temporary

Job Category

Adjunct - Variable



Initial Work Location


Starting Salary

Current Adjunct Rate

Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Job Summary

Under general supervision, prepare and teach paralegal studies courses for the Paralegal Studies department.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1. Follows the course curriculum outline, prepares and delivers lectures and other classroom activities.
2. Keeps accurate classroom records.
3. Coordinates Student ADA accommodation requests following college policy and procedures.
4. Answer student questions and provide necessary feedback on student progress.
5. Follows SLCC policies and procedures.
6. Supports department assessment initiatives.
7. Meets College and department deadlines and evaluates student work in a timely manner including submitting final grades on time.
8. Completes required training and attends department meetings.
9. Demonstrates and supports professional commitment to division, school, and college mission and values.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

1. Become familiar with, and abide by, all college policies with immediate priority
given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization.
2. Maintain professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
3. Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments.
4. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards.
5. Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades.
6. Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Informs
students of progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by
published deadlines.
7. Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment.
8. Follows and abides by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy.
9. Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints and responds to student communications and inquiries promptly (generally within 1‐2 days).
10. Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College
11. Completes all required employee trainings.
12. Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines.
13. Administer ADA accommodations as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Three (3) years non-teaching full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience in law, paralegal or related field.
2. College level teaching/corporate training experience.
3. Knowledge and experience in technology-enhanced instruction.
4. Technologically literate and innovative.

Minimum Qualifications

As a program approved by the American Bar Association, SLCC can only accept applications for substantive law courses from individuals with the following education credentials:

1. Juris Doctorate
2.Bachelors Degree in Paralegal Studies

Those with related degrees and/or skills will be considered for procedural or non-legally based curriculum courses and are still encouraged to apply.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture,
ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the
College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic,
cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Special Instructions

Please attach additional documents (Resume, copies of credentials or transcripts, etc.) for consideration.

1) In accordance with SLCC policy, adjunct positions are offered on a semester by semester basis with no guarantee of continued employment.
2) Official transcripts are required for those who are offered employment within in 30 days of hire.
3) In accordance with Board of Higher Education policy, SLCC’s Human Resources will conduct a criminal background check on instructors if concurrent enrollment (K-12) students are assigned to classes.

This is a pooled position and all applications are active for one year from the application date. The department will review applications when positions become available.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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