The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses to close, reduce their workforce, or accept employees opting out of in-person job duties.
The latter reason is causing an instructional gap at Lone Star College-Kingwood. To address this issue, the college will host a virtual Academic Career Fair Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5-7:30 p.m. for qualified individuals interested in teaching face-to-face classes in Spring 2022 and beyond. The deadline to register for the event is Friday, Nov. 12
“At the beginning of the pandemic, we, like other colleges and universities, moved a large majority of our courses online,” said David Baty, vice president of Instruction at LSC-Kingwood. “We will offer more in-person classes this spring, and we need caring educators to help our students achieve their academic goals.”
At the Academic Career Fair, via Zoom, interested applicants will break out into rooms highlighting the courses they selected on their applications. They will meet with the program dean or chair, who will review their resumes on site.
“When applicants register for the fair, they can look at the postings, apply for the course(s) that best fit them, and upload their resumes. Our goal is to hire all adjuncts needed before the college goes on winter break,” said Crystal Martin, director of Human Resources at LSC-Kingwood.
Programs that need instructors at LSC-Kingwood (main campus) are accounting, anatomy & physiology, biology, business and management, chemistry, computer information systems, computer information technology-CISCO, computer technology, economics, engineering, English, environmental sciences, government, history, kinesiology (lecture and activity), math, speech, visual communication-3D animation and visual communication-Video Post-Production. Part-time tutors are needed in chemistry and math.
Courses that need instructors at LSC-Atascocita Center are English, government, kinesiology (lecture and activity) and math.