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University of Arizona Global Campus Online Associate (Adjunct) Faculty - Doctoral Chair – Psychology in United States

Position Summary:

The Online Associate (Adjunct) Faculty position is a part-time, temporary adjunct employment opportunity. The Online Associate (Adjunct) Faculty member performs duties relating to online instruction including but not limited to posting faculty guidance and expectations, participating in classroom discussing 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.

The Committee Chair oversees the doctoral research process and serves as the project manager over the process. The PsyD Chair facilitates Applied Doctoral Project (ADP) courses and the relationship between the student, the rest of the committee, and the others involved with administration of the ADP. Reviewing and providing weekly feedback on each assignment/draft submission and all doctoral research milestones, the Chair assists with finalizing the Letter of Intent (LOI) or Project Justification Template (PJT), formulating the proposal, compiling the IRB application, conducting the research or project, and finalizing the manuscript. The Chair is responsible for entering into dialogue with the student on each weekly discussion board and ensuring that weekly discussion prompts and exercises are appropriately completed by the student and documented within the classroom. The Chair provides feedback and uploads the required weekly draft submission to the grade book, and completes the week 6 and 9 Waypoint rubrics. The Chair works effectively with additional committee members to support student success in meeting crucial milestones.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Emphasize a student-centered learning environment through active engagement

  • Collaborate 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 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 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.

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

  • One professional development session is required to be completed per course taught. Examples are synchronous faculty development opportunities, webinars, course development feedback, etc.

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

  • Critical Thinking: Consistently foster 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: Provide instructive feedback that challenges and inspires students while providing specific suggestions to improve the quality of their work and thinking

  • High Expectations: Effectively demonstrate high expectations, while holding students accountable for insightful exchanges and high-quality performance on assignments, and promote active engagement in their own learning

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

  • Lead students through the Applied Doctoral Project milestones successfully

  • Works in cooperation with committee members and UAGC leadership

  • Submits accurate and timely paperwork supporting the assigned doctoral student(s)

  • Guides student in 1. Setting goals for each course, 2. Managing relationships with the Committee Member and Methodological Reader, 3. Finalizing the research or project approach, 4. Developing a timeline to complete the research, 5. Developing the Proposal and full research report, 6. Conducting research and analyzing data.

  • Prepare student(s) before the Preliminary and Final Oral Defenses, act as the moderator during each Oral Defense, and follow up with the student after each Oral Defense

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution, and successful completion of a culminating doctoral research project

  • Expertise, as determined by a Dean, in research methodology and proficiency in guiding the doctoral research process

  • Demonstrated record of research and doctoral-level teaching

  • Publications in peer reviewed or scholarly journals or books, or otherwise relevant experience

  • CITI certification

  • Resident and eligibility to work in the United States

  • Internet connection and computer with video capabilities

  • Work related experience in area of degree

  • Commitment to teaching in an online environment

  • Commitment to uphold University’s diversity, equity, and inclusion practices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Documented success in supporting students through their doctoral journey successfully leading to graduation

  • Experience teaching in the online classroom

  • College level teaching experience

  • Experience teaching in area of degree

Rate of Pay: $19.25+ DOE / per hour

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