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University of Arizona Global Campus Lead Faculty - Sociology in United States

At UAGC, 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 Science. Lead Faculty ensure state of the art world-class teaching and learning through their primary responsibilities of teaching, leadership, and service.

Essential Job Duties:


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 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

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Social Psychology or related content area

  • Experience in research protocols

  • Experience designing online courses

  • Experience in a distance/online learning environment with adult learners

  • 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 occasional work on evenings and weekends

  • Ability to communicate clearly with a team using technology

  • Ability to adapt to ever-changing technology and online best teaching practices

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of online college teaching experience

  • Established research in the area of online learning

  • Experience teaching entry-point students

  • Experience teaching research methods

  • Experience teaching diverse student populations

  • Experience in leading a team of educators

  • Knowledge of best teaching practices in online teaching

  • Knowledge of the Community of Inquiry and Instructor Presence practices

  • Proficiency using technology such as video-creation and editing software

  • Proficiency applying Instructor Presence (IP) online application techniques

  • Applied knowledge in the areas of diversity, inclusivity, and equity

Education Requirements:

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

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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.