Adjunct faculty for the School of Humanities & Social Sciences' Religion courses will be responsible for teaching in a variety of areas. The responsibilities for this position include teaching, related administrative tasks, and advising as it relates to the course being taught. Faculty members are expected to create an effective teaching environment that is conducive to student learning. The classroom and coursework should contain elements that recognize and enhance components of the learning process, employ effective delivery of instructional materials, and are responsive to the personal and professional needs of students.
Master's degree in religion or a closely-related field from a regionally accredited institution plus three years of teaching experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Doctorate degree preferred.
Knowledge of major world religions and experience teaching at the high school and/or undergraduate level.
Expertise in a specific subject area of coursework related to assigned teaching responsibilities.
Excellent communication skills are essential and a commitment to excellence in teaching, service and technology application in the classroom.
Commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and community
Ability to effectively utilize technology including WebExpress, Blackboard, and university electronic templates such as the syllabus template.
Ability to instruct students of varying preparation and abilities.
Excellent interpersonal and group communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of students.
Demonstrated ability to teach and evaluate undergraduate students.
Familiarity with instructional techniques designed to reach students of varying preparation levels and abilities.
Working (or advanced) knowledge in Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word and Excel
Ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, or online in telecommunications courses and in immediate preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies and practical; reviewing written or online examinations and papers; evaluating presentations; and supervising independent study projects.
Professional service implies the use of academic and professional expertise to serve your profession, the community, and the University.
Engage in instructional activity totaling no more than 1,000 contact hours per academic year.
As part of Instructional Activity load: o Prepare courses in accordance with published faculty workload guidelines and departmental requirements, o Prepare and distribute course syllabi according to university and departmental requirements, o Grade all assignments, quizzes, projects, and/or exams as described in the course syllabi, o Meet with students (in person or virtual) as related to instructional activity, o Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly, o Participate in the assessment activities of the Department, Division, and University as directed. o Administrative responsibilities include writing syllabi, grading course work, submitting final grades.
Student advising includes time spent meeting or online with students regarding academic, curricular and career matters.
Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.
Every faculty member is guaranteed academic freedom in accordance with the statement on academic freedom and responsibilities of faculty members, as defined in the University policy manuals.
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