Title: Adjunct Professor, General Education
What We Are Looking For
The School of Undergraduate Studies at Northcentral University seeks applications for non-tenure track, Adjunct Professors in the following General Education disciplines; Humanities, Ethics/Philosophy, Communications, English, Language Arts, Math, Natural Science, Social Science and History.
Adjunct Professors may teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses within a programmatic core discipline as assigned and/or guide doctoral candidates through doctoral dissertation requirements (as Chair or committee member) if properly credentialed. Primary responsibility is to engage students, offer excellent feedback, and inspire students to achieve course and program outcomes relevant to the core discipline. Additional responsibilities may include serving as subject matter expert for course development and curriculum evaluation and feedback for program reviews. This position works closely with other faculty teaching in the discipline, Associate Director of Faculty Support and Development, Assistant Dean, and Dean.
The role of Adjunct Professor may include teaching courses within a programmatic core discipline as assigned, acting as a Dissertation Chair, and/or acting as a Dissertation Committee Member, where appropriate.
- Demonstrates a commitment to Northcentral’s vision, mission, and goals and those of the School of Undergraduate Studies.
- Promotes a graduate culture of scholarship, teaching, service, and practice while still being sensitive to the unique needs of adult learners in undergraduate-level courses.
- Demonstrates commitment to and capacity for Teaching through Engagement and using the NCU One-to-One, apprenticeship style teaching model.
- Teaches general education courses in the School of Undergraduate Studies General Education sequence.
- Participates in initial and ongoing training.
- Contributes to developing training materials and provides input on improving training, courses, and processes.
- Participates in trial use of new technologies and integrates new technologies into their teaching.
- Participates in faculty and staff meetings.
- Maintains contact with students via phone, video conferencing, and email throughout their courses.
- Works collaboratively with Academic Advisors to ensure student engagement and success.
- Exercises academic freedom in teaching course content and achieving learning outcomes in accordance with University policy, procedures, and curricula.
- Participates in program and student assessment procedures, program review, and accreditation efforts.
- Performs all educational services in accordance with NCU policies and procedures, the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act, Northcentral University’s Code of Conduct and all other state and federal laws.
- Complete all required professional development activities as defined in the Faculty Handbook.
- Tasks and projects as assigned by the Dean, or NCU administrators.
- Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Skill in verbal and written communication.
- Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax, copier, phone systems.
- Ability to handle a diversity of details in order to make informed and responsive decisions on matters that impact the adjunct faculty, and students.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governing body regulations.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a proven ability to provide timely, accurate information on a variety of academically oriented subjects to both internal and external constituents.
- Proficient with Microsoft Word and other application in the Microsoft Office suite.
Education and Experience
- Doctoral degree in one or more of the aforementioned General Education disciplines (or a related field) from a regionally accredited institution.
- 3-5 years experience teaching or developing curriculum in one or more of the aforementioned General Education discipline(s).
- Online teaching experience highly preferred.
- Curriculum development experience preferred.
- Experience with the online delivery of education and the systems that support it.
- Proficiency in the use of technology in the delivery of education.
- Experience in Higher Education preferred.
- Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred.
- All skills, abilities, and education will be considered for minimum qualifications.
- This position operates in a remote, home office environment.
- This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and phones.