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University of Arizona Global Campus Online Associate Faculty – Entry Point, Information Literacy 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, providing instructive feedback, promptly responding to student inquiries, and participating in ongoing professional development. Instructors also might be required to post video replies to students, host video conferencing meetings, and/or create videos for instruction and feedback. This is an online adjunct teaching position and reports to the Associate Director.

Essential Job Duties:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Residence and eligibility to work in the United States

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in related area of study (library science, education, etc.)

  • Work-related experience in the area of your master’s degree

  • A strong commitment to academic integrity and creating a student-centered learning environment through active engagement

  • Collaborating within the University community to ensure a positive overall experience for all University students, including the following: the Office of Access and Wellness to holistically support student success in the classroom by implementing university-approved accommodations, the Instructional Services Department to foster professional growth as it relates to successful teaching for the UAGC student population, and the Student Records department to maintain timely and accurate student records.

  • Adhering to all faculty requirements such as facilitating and engaging in classroom discussion boards, grading assignments and responding to student inquiries in a timely manner

  • Complete one (1) hour of professional development per course taught. Examples of such are synchronous faculty development opportunities, webinars, asynchronous learning modules, etc.

  • Proficiency in common internet tools, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and video-based communication such as Teams and Zoom

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College level teaching experience

  • Doctorate degree in related field

  • Experience teaching in area of degree

  • Experience teaching in an online environment

  • Experience teaching first-year and non-traditional students