University of Arizona Global Campus Online Associate Faculty - Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in United States
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.
Online Associate Faculty positions are available in the College of Arts and Sciences in these topic areas associated with the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program:
Criminology and Justice Studies
Health and Wellness Psychology
Sport and Performance Psychology
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 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.
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.
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.
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.