PT Faculty – College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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This is a job posting from company – University of Arkansas Grantham

Employment TypePart Time

Work Hours: 8

Salary: $20 To $30/An Hour

Location: Kansas, USA

This job is 100% remote.

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At University of Arkansas Grantham you can expect more.

For more than 70 years, we’ve been on a mission to do more for adult learners everywhere. As a pioneer in online learning and an accredited public university, University of Arkansas Grantham offers a high-quality education that’s more accessible, more flexible and more affordable. This is your time to achieve more and join UA Grantham.

A few of our accolades include:

Named a top military friendly school for the last ten years

Named a Purple Heart University

Recognized as a military spouse-friendly school

(Missouri/Kansas) list for Best Online Colleges regarding University Excellence

Ranked third for affordability on the Best Nationally Accredited Online Colleges by EDsmart

Ranked in the top 5% of 2020 overall diversity nationwide + Ranked in the top 5% of 2020 location diversity nationwide by College Factual

We’re on a mission to make higher education more accessible + achievable.

Our faculty in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are industry professionals with real-world experience bringing courses to life. Our faculty are eager to share their experience to help students succeed in their chosen career path. At University of Arkansas Grantham, faculty in the various programs help our students refine the skills that employers seek in their star performers–advanced writing skills, conducting investigations, gathering evidence, working with attorneys and the court system, report development and analysis, critical thinking, and communications. The objective of our programs is to provide coursework to our students to build a foundation and broad base of skills in criminal justice, paralegal studies, strategic communications and more.

University of Arkansas Grantham contracts with UAS Services, LLC and Oasis, A Paychex Company, as our exclusive employment partner to provide benefits and payroll services and deliver on our mission for our students. UAS Services, LLC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Part-time (PT) faculty are responsible for online instruction and corresponding outreach to their students at a given time. PT faculty serve in a remote capacity. This role reports to the Director of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. PT faculty teach courses based on the needs of the individual College. Courses are eight weeks in length and utilize the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each course week runs Wednesday through Tuesday midnight. PT faculty are given one week prior to the course start date to access and set up courses. We are looking for PT Faculty in the following areas: Law/Legal Studies, Homeland Security, Computer Forensics, Government, Communications or English Composition/Technical Writing

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide instruction in accordance with the University and within the scope of departmentally-defined courses, programs of study, and degrees. Responsibility includes timely interaction with students and quality assessment of student work with substantive feedback.
  • Faculty will take part in shared governance of curriculum, in some instances participating in curriculum development.
  • Follow all University policies as provided in the University Catalog and Faculty Handbook.
  • Participate in training on necessary technologies to facilitate courses.
  • Collaborate with faculty members, staff, and administrators regarding educational technology and support services that enhance the instructional process.
  • Responsible to keep current in the field of study/area of expertise and continue to develop professionally in content, methodologies, and distance-learning strategies.
  • Maintain accurate electronic records for both the learning management system maintenance as well as the University records system and submit all records when required.
  • Prepare for, and personally conduct, all assigned courses.
  • Provide weekly “office hours” support and communicate (e.g., email, posting, live-chat, etc.) in a timely manner with students, other faculty, staff, and School Dean, particularly regarding student concerns or issues.
  • Provide students, faculty, and staff with frequent, regular feedback and note progress toward course/program goals and objectives. Conduct fair evaluations of student progress and consistently apply university policies to all students.
  • Make referrals to The Teaching and Learning Center when a student’s scholastic or personal needs require special attention.
  • Participate actively in faculty development opportunities (internally and externally).
  • Provide feedback concerning student and faculty issues.
  • Utilize the philosophy and objectives of UAG to create a positive growth environment for learning. Follow principles of good educational practice: provide ongoing contact between students, develop reciprocity/cooperation among students, use active learning techniques, give prompt feedback, emphasize time on task, communicate high expectations, and respect diverse talents and ways of learning.
  • Proactively participate with students within programs through teaching, phone calls, welcome forums, recorded videos, etc.
  • Notify the appropriate University administrator of any course or course administration issues in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION:

  • A Juris Doctorate or a Master’s degree in the area of expertise is required. Faculty teaching graduate courses must hold a juris doctorate degree for which they teach or hold a master’s degree with 18 graduate credit hours in the specific discipline along with professional experience.
  • Faculty are required to have experiential qualifications in addition to academic credentials.
  • Prospective faculty must enroll in and successfully complete Faculty Training Course in order to be considered.
  • All degrees must be conferred from an institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For faculty holding degrees awarded by non-U.S. institutions, the institutions must be approved by the appropriate governmental or accreditation agency.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS AND DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Five years of professional experience in one of the following fields required – Law/Legal Studies, Homeland Security, Computer Forensics, Government, Communications or English Composition/Technical Writing
  • Online teaching experience is preferred.
  • A student-centered instructional philosophy is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Products, Internet, MS Project, course management systems, computerized assessment software, and web authoring software is required
  • Knowledge of, and use of, the Blackboard Learning Management System is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with technicians and faculty
  • Knowledge of distance learning educational model required
  • Able to gather, analyze, evaluate, and integrate information electronically through both interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Able to make decisions and work independently with exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of distance learning educational models, adult learning styles, and technology-assisted instruction.
  • In-depth knowledge of developing curriculum design required
  • High speed Internet and a webcam are required for this role.
  • Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and by telephone) and in writing. Advanced professional business writing skills required.
  • Working a flexible work schedule is required, which may include evenings and weekends
  • Able to multi-task, yet maintain close attention to detail and timeliness of work production.
  • Able to work in a positive team-oriented manner with a variety of people (students, faculty, staff, administrators, vendors, and members of the general public)
  • Language Skills: Able to read, analyze, and interpret common journals and legal documents. Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Able to effectively present information to faculty, staff, and/or students.
  • Mathematical Skill: Able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning Ability: Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to present facts to faculty for departmental response. Able to deal with a variety of information presented in oral or written formats. Able to deal with non-verbal behavior in assisting with problem resolution.
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

o Frequently required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of computer keyboards) and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone and computer).

o Occasionally required to walk, stand, and make presentations

o This position may involve sitting at a desk for extended periods of time

o Specific vision abilities include: close vision and distance vision

UAG will seek to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability. Such reasonable accommodation may take the form of making existing facilities readily accessible to or usable by individuals with a disability, restructuring jobs, modifying schedules, acquiring or modifying equipment, adjusting training materials, adjusting employment policies, and the like.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

· Classroom Management

· Classroom Teaching

· Engagement/ Collaboration

· Initiative/ Motivates/ Results-Oriented

· Influence


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