Davenport, IA, USA
Employee - Part Time
Feb 09, 2018

Adjunct Faculty- Undergraduate Composition

Kaplan University offers term by term, non-tenured teaching appointments to qualified individuals who are dedicated to providing quality educational experiences to students in Associates, Bachelors and Master’s degree programs.  This part-time position offers an excellent opportunity for individuals to work in a virtual, professional learning community wherein faculty contribute to and engage in instructional best practice for adult learners in an innovative, non-traditional university setting.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Providing a learning environment that supports student success.

  • Teaching synchronous or asynchronous seminars (10 or 6 week units) as assigned by school or program.

  • Development and posting of the class syllabi in the class Discussion Board.

  • Maintaining school-determined virtual office hours per week for each class.

  • Ensuring timely management and response to electronic correspondence from students, administrators, and other school officials.

  • Leading message board discussions and engaging students in relevant discussion and coursework.

  • Partnering with Academic Advisors to address student concerns.

  • Maintaining and submitting accurate and timely reports for student grades/progress.

  • Delivering mid-term and final grades in accordance with the academic calendar.

  • Enforcing student conduct policies as outlined in the University Catalog.

  • Attending university, departmental, and faculty meetings as requested.

  • Remain current with trends, techniques, and advances in distance learning.

  • Additional duties as may be assigned by the School.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree In Composition, English or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution and 18+ graduate credit hours in technical writing.

  • 1-3 years' related practical/professional experience and/or training; online, higher education teaching experience is a preferred.

  • Exceptional computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications and Adobe Connect meeting technology. Experience with education software like Blackboard and/or eCollege  is preferred.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills, and with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work effectively in a remote environment with minimal supervision.

How to Apply