Adjunct Instructor
Job Details
Logan University - Chesterfield, MO
Part Time
Graduate Degree
None
Any
Education

POSITION SUMMARY : Teach Online courses including but not limited to Physics, Chemistry, General Biology, Cell Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Genetics, Immunology, Nutrition, Public Health, Kinesiology, or Biostatistics.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Attend and participate in instructor orientation and trainings
  2. Review course materials used for instruction
  3. Review online course modules and textbook prior to term start
  4. Review and update online course prior to term start. Updating includes but is not limited to: instructor welcome, instructor office hours and contact information, course settings and links
  5. Establish office hours: virtually hold at least one, one hour office hour per week at a time convenient to the students.
  6. Provide students with contact information (i.e., Logan or an alternative phone number and Logan e-mail).
  7. Update and publish course syllabus using Simple Syllabus software prior to start of term. Syllabus should include contact information and office hours
  8. Provide welcome message for each course
  9. Provide online instruction to all assigned courses
  10. Provide regular and substantive interaction between students and the instructor
  11. Actively participate in discussion boards or their equivalent activities
  12. Integrate real-world career examples and professional expertise into course discussions, and assignments to aide in the practical application of course principles
  13. Grade assignments according to established grading rubrics
  14. Provide formative and summative feedback on classroom assignments and activities
  15. Notify academic success coordinator and program director of major student concerns and refer at-risk students to appropriate student services and resources as needed
  16. Return grades within 72 hours of the assignment due date
  17. Respond to e-mails and phone calls within 24 hours during an active academic week
  18. Submit finial grades by set deadline
  19. Set clear expectations
  20. Utilize technology to support student interaction with the content, instructor and other students
  21. Stay up to date on and utilize best practices in online education both in delivery method and in content provided
  22. Provide valuable feedback on course structure and assignments and materials. Work with program director and other support staff to update and innovate courses as needed.
  23. Coordinate with student affairs to provide reasonable accommodations as needed
  24. Model the mission, vision and values of the University and colleges in a positive, ethical and professional manner
  25. Faculty are expected to review and honor institutional policies, procedures and guidelines as outlined in Logan University Employee and Faculty Handbooks
  26. Faculty are expected to maintain student privacy according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  27. Other duties as assigned

 

ATTRIBUTES

  1. Mission driven
  2. Values and promotes diversity
  3. Demonstrates empathy
  4. Puts students first
  5. Demonstrates a positive attitude
  6. Values evidence informed practices
  7. Demonstrates character
  8. Promotes teamwork.

COMPETENCIES: Key competencies beyond field-related expertise include social and emotional intelligence, courage, conflict management skills, decision making skills, influence skills, and content expertise consistent with the position description, responsibilities, and attributes. To perform the job successfully an individual must have a strong organizational ability. The individual must have successful support experience, strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills, be a good listener, and be able to work with individuals and groups effectively. The individual must be able to set goals and objectives, prioritize and plan work activities, and meet deadlines. The ability to handle pressures of balancing the time required dealing with individual problems of faculty, students, and staff while completing the necessary responsibilities is expected.

QUALIFICATIONS: The individual must possess a Bachelors degree in field related to teaching field and a Masters degree in teaching field. Preference will be given to candidates with a terminal degree. All qualifying degrees and coursework must be from a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the US. Secretary of Education, or, in the case of degrees from non-U.S. institutions, an equivalent degree as determined by an approved credential evaluation service. Online teaching experience required. One year of teaching experience at the college or graduate level.

 

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to use hands to type on computer, operate office equipment and handle books, files, documents, etc. Must be able to talk and hear to answer phones and when assisting others. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and to stoop or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift objects weighing from 10 30 pounds and possibly up to 50 pounds. Close vision needed to use computer. Must have distance vision and depth perception for safety purposes.

 

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: Logan University strives to be an educational leader that is authentic, intentional and strategic about diversity, fairness and the development of an inclusive campus community. We acknowledge and respect the differences in human experience that shapes and enriches education, healthcare, society and our institution.

It is our expectation that all employees support the mission and vision of the university, and carry out their professional duty aligned with Logan University Values: Diversity, Empathy, Student First, Positive Attitude, Evidence Informed, Character and Teamwork.

Logan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. All Logan employees are expected to complete annual compliance training by assigned deadlines.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The work environment in this position is characteristic of a normal office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

 

An employee is expected to assist and provide coverage for coworkers during peak periods, vacation days or sick days.

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