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Ashford University Core Faculty, Health Info Management Program in United States

At Ashford University, Core Faculty is a discipline expert who provides a positive learning environment in a specific academic program, emphasis, and/or discipline to facilitate and support student success within the College of Arts and Sciences. Core Faculty are committed to high quality teaching and learning through ongoing evaluation and continuous improvement.

Essential Job Duties:

Teaching

Core Faculty should demonstrate exemplary teaching in their discipline. Teaching includes content delivery, student mentoring and assessment of student learning. All Core Faculty will carry a teaching load requirement, determined annually. Additionally, Core 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

Student Success

  • Implement retention, persistence, graduation, and student success initiatives as guided by college and University leadership

  • Contribute to student success through regular interaction with career services, student enrollment, and academic advisors

  • Support program and emphasis development activities, course development, and assessment

  • Support college leadership in evaluation of teaching efficacy and provide support to associate faculty within college (may include coaching and mentoring)

  • Collaborate with library, writing center, and other University departments to support student success and to ensure a positive experience for all university students

  • May lead and support emphasis development activities, course development, and assessment

Service

  • Contribute to university-wide or college committees

  • Collaborate with college or university teams to develop and implement new initiatives

  • Provide support for accreditation and licensure efforts to ensure courses meets career and discipline goals

  • Assist with program review (gathering data, writing reports, creating action plans for enhancement)

  • Engage in community and student development activities involving disciplinary expertise, such as student organizations

  • Represent college in University meetings and forums

Professional Development and Scholarship

  • Engage in faculty scholarship and development activities related to the university’s primary focus as a teaching institution, which may include discovery, integration, application, and/or teaching

  • Support faculty forums and other professional development activities within the college

  • Participate in faculty communities of practice and community spaces

  • 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

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in related content area

  • 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 occasionally work on evenings and weekends

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in a field relevant to the content area

  • Appropriate credentials in subject area or related field

  • 1 or more years of online college teaching experience

  • Career experience relevant to the discipline

Education: Must possess a Master’s or terminal degree in the subject area or related field from a regionally accredited university.

Education Requirements: 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.

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use a telephone and computer. The employee may frequently interact with fellow employees and/or clients. The requirements of this job may be completed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Communication Skills: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. The employee is required to demonstrate effective written and oral communication in one-on-one and group settings.

Mental Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to deal with stress associated with a fast-paced work environment and multiple priorities/tasks. The employee will be required to comprehend and apply new ideas, follow detailed instructions, make sound decisions, readily adapt to changing work situations, effectively collaborate with colleagues at all levels

Work Environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to work in an office environment, where the noise level is usually moderate.

Where heritage meets innovation – that’s Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s online degree programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity or www.twitter.com/AshfordU.

Our Values:

Equity – We have inclusion and mutual respect. We learn from one another and commit to the advancement of an inclusive culture in which every individual is treated with dignity and fairness.

Empowerment – We are inspiring and enabling. We give individuals the tools they need to achieve their goals.

Quality – We are unsurpassed and have a high caliber. We are consistently striving for the highest quality.

Ingenuity – We are inventive and proactive. We thrive on positive disruption and strive to continuously improve.

Guidance – We are encouraging and supportive. We provide a nurturing environment for faculty, staff and students to learn and grow.

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