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Ashford University Online Associate Faculty – Information Technology (Multiple Openings) in United States

Do you have a passion for Technology and Education? Do you have a desire to teach students technical skills that will help them turn in to the next generation of industry gurus? If so, look no further. Join our talent community - we are always looking for Adjunct Faculty members to the team who have a background in Information Technology, Computer Software, Web & Mobile Technology, and Cyber Security. If you’re interested, apply now.

Online Associate Faculty – Information Technology (Multiple Openings)

Current openings

• Online Associate Faculty, Information Technology (Remote)

• Online Associate Faculty, Computer Software Technology (Remote)

• Online Associate Faculty, Web & Mobile App Technology (Remote)

• Online Associate Faculty, Cyber & Data Security Technology (Remote)

Ashford University 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.

Position Summary:

Mission of the Forbes School of Business and Technology

In support of the University’s mission, the Forbes School of Business and Technology develops business and technology leaders of today and tomorrow through experienced faculty who design and deliver a current, relevant, and real-world business curriculum.

Vision of the Forbes School of Business and Technology

The Forbes School of Business and Technology at Ashford University, with the support of its strategic partner Forbes Media, will provide a world-class business education to every student.

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 reports to the Executive Dean. Other duties may be assigned according to experience and qualifications.

Ashford University’s Forbes School of Business and Technology is looking for qualified technology instructors who are passionate about teaching non-traditional student populations in the online modality. We are looking for instructors who have experience working with students from various backgrounds, and who understand the needs and challenges adult student populations face.

If you are a caring instructor who values the opportunity to help adult students learn and grow, we would like to consider you for the online associate faculty position.

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 Ashford 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 responding to student inquiries in a timely manner.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of industry experience in a position related to the discipline to be taught.

  • At least 1 year of teaching experience in the area of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Information Assurance or a closely related discipline from a regionally accredited institution.

  • At least 5 years’ industry experience in a position related to the discipline to be taught.

  • At least 3 years of teaching experience in the area of expertise.

  • Online teaching experience.

  • Current professional certifications in related areas, such as:

  • MTA-HTML5 App Development, Zend Certified PHP Engineer, AAD-Associate Android Developer, Swift developer certification, Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer, DBA-Database Administrator

  • CISSP, CEH, CASP, CSA, CISM, GIAC, OSCP

  • AWS, DevOps, certificates in Networking, Network Security

  • CSDA-Certified Software Development Associate, CSDP-Certified Software Development Professional, RHCJD-Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer, SCD-Salesforce Certified Developer, CSD-Certified Scrum Developer, PMP-Project

Education:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer & Information System Engineering or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution

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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