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University of Arizona Global Campus Online Associate Faculty - Doctoral Research in Chandler, Arizona

The Online Associate Faculty position is a part-time, temporary adjunct employment opportunity. The Online Associate Faculty member performs duties relating to online instruction including but not limited to: posting faculty guidance and expectations, participating in classroom discussion boards, grading assignments, and promptly responding to student inquiries. This is an online adjunct teaching position, and other duties may be assigned according to experience and qualifications.

Essential Job Duties

  • Emphasize a student-centered learning environment through active engagement, interactive teaching, constructive feedback, and strong support for student achievement.

  • Adhere to all faculty requirements as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Online Faculty Course Requirements, which may be updated from time to time at the sole discretion of the university. Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching to the designated online course content and syllabus

  • Organizing and preparing course materials for facilitation

  • Providing timely and relevant feedback to students

  • Being accessible for direct student outreach

  • Responding to student inquiries by email and telephone in a timely manner

  • Using rubrics for grading where applicable

  • Demonstrating consistency and fairness in grading of assignments

  • Maintaining gradebook and completing grading by established deadlines

  • Exhibit appropriate classroom management and instructional practices, including:

  • Establishing Relationships: Creatively uses available tools and strategies to enhance relationships, creating a community of learners willing to take risks and actively engage with one another

  • Stimulating Critical Thinking: Consistently fosters critical thinking through challenging students to elaborate on their thoughts, question their assumptions, examine biases, communicate in a clear and concise manner, and defend their positions throughout the course

  • Providing Instructive Feedback to Students: Provides instructive feedback that challenges and inspires students while providing specific suggestions to improve the quality of their work and thinking

  • Setting High Expectations: Effectively demonstrates high expectations throughout the course, while holding students accountable for insightful exchanges and high quality performance on assignments, and promoting active engagement in their own learning

  • Demonstrating Instructor Expertise: Effectively and consistently utilizes expertise in subject matter by providing personal experiences, connecting course knowledge to real-world examples. Enhances course content and resources to encourage student comprehension and application of course learning outcomes

  • Participate in one professional development activity per course taught. Examples are synchronous and asynchronous faculty development opportunities, departmental meetings, webinars, and other such activities as stipulated by the University.

  • Collaborate within the University community to ensure a positive overall experience for all students, including collaboration the following: the Office of Access and Wellness to holistically support student success in the classroom by implementing university-approved accommodations, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to foster professional growth as it relates to successful teaching for the University of Arizona Global Campus student population, and the Student Records department to maintain timely and accurate student records.

Additional Job Duties (include but are not limited to):

  • Dissertation Faculty

  • Dissertation Faculty ensure that students have done all that is necessary to develop, conduct and complete a quality dissertation by: assessing students’ capability to undertake and defend doctoral level research evaluating the dissertation proposal, providing written feedback, advising students on the selection of other committee members, acting as a liaison between students and other Dissertation Committee members, and assisting students in submitting an appropriate IRB application. Dissertation Faculty might also serve as a Dissertation Committee member.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Residence and eligibility to work in the United States

  • Minimum of a Doctoral Degree

  • Work related experience in the area of your Doctorate Proficiency in common internet tools, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Commitment to teaching in an online environment

  • One must meet the following requirements to serve as a Doctoral Faculty:

  • Have an appropriate terminal degree (such as PhD, PsyD, EdD, etc.), as determined by the Dean;

  • Possess a detailed understanding of and experience with at least one of the following methodologies: qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods designs.

  • CITI Certification in research ethics at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate level teaching experience

  • Experience teaching in area of degree

  • Experience teaching in the online classroom

  • Experience teaching in “non-traditional” settings to students.

  • Preferred qualifications to serve on a Dissertation Committee:

  • Previous experience as Dissertation Faculty at a regionally accredited college or university;

  • Dissertation Faculty and/or committee work experience with online student populations; and

  • Proven record of leading doctoral students to complete the dissertation process.

Education Requirements:

If a degree or education credit minimum is required for the position, all education must be conferred by a regionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution. All candidates must provide proof of higher education (official transcripts) upon request.

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UAGC shall, in all solicitations or advertisements for all employees placed by or on behalf of UAGC, state that all applicants who are qualified will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, pregnancy, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, military or veteran status, service in the uniformed services, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.