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Ashford University Online Associate Faculty - Web & Mobile App Technology in United States

The Online Associate Faculty position is a part-time, temporary adjunct employment opportunity. The Associate Online Faculty member performs duties relating to online instruction including but limited to: posting faculty guidance and expectations, participating in classroom discussion boards, grading assignments, providing instructive feedback, and promptly responding to student inquiries. This is an online adjunct teaching remote, work from home position and reports to the Program Chair.

The Online Associate Faculty exemplifies expert teaching practices that include:

  • Demonstrating awareness of and responding to the diverse needs of all students

  • Displaying a thorough knowledge of the subject matter

  • Facilitating instructional materials and providing guidance and feedback to all students according to university policy

  • Setting high expectations for student achievement and behavior

  • Evaluating student performance via established rubrics and policies

  • Responding to student emails and inquiries according to university policy

  • Addressing plagiarism concerns according to university policy

  • Collaborating with student-facing institutional personnel to enhance the student experience

  • The Associate Online Faculty position carries a teaching load as established by the University

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 Instructional Services Department 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.

  • Adhering 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 (1) hour of professional development is required to be completed per course taught. Examples of such are synchronous faculty development opportunities, webinars, etc.

  • Must reside and be eligible to work in the United States

  • Hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in

  • Proficiency in common internet tools, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Interest and commitment to teaching in an online environment

  • Recent work-related experience in the related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College level teaching experience

  • Doctorate degree in related field

  • Experience teaching in area of degree

  • Experience teaching in the online classroom

  • Experience teaching in “non-traditional” settings to students

  • Industry certifications such as MTA-HTML5 App Development, Zend Certified PHP Engineer, AAD-Associate Android Developer, Swift developer certification, Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer, DBA-Database Administrator, or similar professional credentials, or similar professional credentials

Other Duties:

  • Participates in meetings (onsite and/or virtual) as directed

  • Performs other duties as agreed upon in collaboration with College Leadership.

Education:

  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer & Information System Engineering or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution is required. A doctoral degree is strongly preferred.

Note : This opportunity of employment will require a completed pre-employment screening to be inclusive of, but not limited to: a criminal background investigation, a credit check investigation, verification of education credentials, verification of prior employment history and a professional reference check; with review prior to an offer of employment being extended.

Physical Requirements:

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery such as a telephone, computer keyboard, mouse, or copy machine. The employee must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. The employee may frequently move to interact with fellow employees and/or clients.

Communication Skills: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to discern and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos. The employee requires the ability to produce effective and detailed correspondence and to effectively present information both in one-on-one and small group situations.

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 make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations, grasp and apply new ideas, communicate with various personalities at all levels and have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions.

Work Environment: Unless assigned to a “remote work” position or otherwise authorized to work from home, the employee is required to work in an office environment while performing the duties of the job. The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet to moderate.

It is the policy of Ashford University to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, national origin or citizenship, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, and compensation. In addition, Ashford University will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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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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