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.
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.
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