Overview

Reporting to an Dean or Department Chair of the relevant College, a Professor teaches and engages students within a college but also teaches outside of the college when assigned. The position is critical to the success of the institution by providing a quality education for the students and ensuring their successful persistence towards the completion of their degree plan or program. The Professor maintains and enhances curriculum, engages in scholarly activities and actively participates in University and Community Service, including academic committees and dissertation committees. A Professor is a full-time faculty member.

Essential Functions

I. Instruction and Engagement

  • Teach an equivalent 180 students per academic year (October 1 through September 30)
  • Respond to and resolve student academic questions, complaints and concerns in a timely manner
  • Provide meaningful student feedback focused on learning outcomes including responding to student e-mail within 24 hours during the business week and grading of submitted student assignments within 72 hours during the business week
  • Engage students in the course material and promote and undertake a variety of student persistence/retention measures
  • Teach in a doctoral program if requested by the Dean
  • Serve as Chair or member of dissertation committee(s) if requested by the Dean
  • Based on college needs as determined by the Dean, Professors may earn assigned time (a reduction in teaching load) for performing college or other duties for a period of time (e.g., a session or a quarter)
  • As determined by the Dean, assigned time activities may include special projects (but not standard curriculum development or other regular Professor duties)
  • Assigned time may be available for chairing doctoral dissertation committees, with a time limit, as determined by the Dean.

II. Curriculum Activity

  • Provide feedback for curriculum and course enhancement
  • Enhance and maintain existing courses
  • Develop new courses when requested by the Dean or Department Chair
  • Develop new academic concentrations or programs when requested by the Dean or Department Chair.

III. Service

  • Serve on academic governance committees as a voting member, including as a chair
  • Participate on University, College, and Program cross-functional teams and committees
  • Contribute to continuous learning and improvement activities
  • Attend Program, College and University meetings, Commencement, and the annual Faculty Retreat.

IV. Scholarly and Professional Activities (perform several of the following activities)

  • Guide student research and scholarly activity
  • Publish in Peer Reviewed Journals
  • Publication in Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings
  • Other intellectual contributions
  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • Papers presented at conferences
  • Journal and Conference Reviewer
  • Clinical Research/Action Research Consulting
  • Research and/or publishing that promotes practice
  • Attendance at Professional Meetings, Workshops and Seminars
  • Continuing Education and Professional Education/Licensing
  • Membership in Professional Societies.

V. Other duties as assigned by the Dean (or Associate Dean)

Position Requirements:

  • Terminal degree in a relevant discipline from a regionally accredited institution
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting
  • Experience teaching in a blended or fully online environment
  • Demonstrated experience in research and knowledge of current trends in the discipline.

Experience Preferred:

  • Teaching working adults
  • Developing academic curriculum
  • Teaching graduate level and doctoral level students
  • Chairing dissertations or guiding student research projects

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to inspire and engage students by delivering the highest quality instruction and support
  • Ability to demonstrate academic rigor and fairness in grading
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to create and sustain a collegial, collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with ability to formulate feasible and logical solutions on issues such as student engagement and retention
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products with ability to quickly learn new technologies and software

Work Environment
The duties of this position are typically performed in a remote setting. The employee is regularly required to talk, hear and see, and operate standard office equipment such as computers, scanners, and telephones. The employee is frequently required to sit at a desk and work on a computer for extended periods of time. Position requires finger dexterity and ability to bend and reach. Movements regularly required of fingers, hands and wrists

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