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University of Arizona Global Campus Lead Faculty - BA Sociology in Chandler, Arizona

Essential Job Duties/Position Summary:

At The University of Arizona Global Campus, the Lead Faculty is a faculty member who has demonstrated competence in the discipline with a combination of vision, leadership, and sound administrative practices to support an academic area of discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences. Lead Faculty ensure state of the art world-class teaching and learning through their primary responsibilities of teaching, leadership, and service.

Essential Job Duties:

Teaching

A Lead Faculty should demonstrate exemplary teaching in their discipline. Teaching includes content delivery, student mentoring and assessment of student learning. All Lead Faculty will carry a teaching load requirement, determined annually. Additionally, lead faculty are responsible for:

  • Demonstrating awareness of and responding to the diverse needs of all students

  • Displaying a thorough knowledge of both the curriculum and the subject matter

  • Facilitating instructional materials and providing guidance and feedback to all students

  • Setting high expectations for student achievement and behavior

  • Evaluating student performance via established rubrics and policies

  • Responding to student emails and inquiries in a timely manner

  • Addressing plagiarism concerns according to university policy

  • Collaborating with student-facing institutional personnel to enhance the student experience

Discipline Leadership

  • Implement retention, persistence, graduation, and student success initiatives

  • Lead and support program and emphasis development activities, course development, and assessment

  • Lead faculty communities of practice and oversee faculty online community spaces

  • Support College leadership in evaluation of teaching efficacy within college and intervening as needed

  • Lead faculty meetings and represent college in University meetings and forums

Service

Service responsibilities are expected of all full-time faculty.

  • Lead or contribute to a university-wide or college committees

  • Collaborate with college or university teams to develop and implement new initiatives

  • Contribute to student success through regular interaction with student enrollment and academic advisors

  • Provide support for accreditation and licensure efforts to ensure courses meets career and discipline goals

  • Collaborate with other university departments to ensure a positive experience for all university students

  • Assist with program review (gathering data, writing reports, creating action plans for enhancement)

  • Engage in community development activities involving disciplinary expertise

Professional Development and Scholarship

  • Engage in faculty scholarship and development activities related to the university‚Äôs primary focus as a teaching institution, which may include discovery, integration, application, and/or teaching

  • Develop/support faculty forums and other professional development activities within the college

  • Participate in external discipline specific conferences and professional communities

  • Enhance teaching effectiveness skills by attending seminars, webinars, workshops, and classes through both internal and external programming

Other Duties

  • Participate in meetings (on site and virtual) as directed

  • Maintain regular work hours coordinated with supervisor

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in related content area

  • Experience in a distance/online learning environment with adult learners Knowledge of accreditation standards and learning assessment

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Ability to adapt to a flexible work schedule that requires travel and occasionally work on evenings and weekends

  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office applications including intermediate level experience with Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years of online college teaching experience

  • Career experience relevant to the discipline

  • Strong interpersonal communication abilities

  • Strong organizational skills

Education:

  • Must possess a PhD in the subject area or related field from a regionally accredited university.
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