Adjunct Instructor for Basic Composition

Location
Lawrence, Kansas
Posted
Jun 30, 2022
Closes
Jul 25, 2022
Ref
22149
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Summary

The Adjunct Instructor for Basic Composition as subject matter experts in their disciplines shall assist Haskell Indian Nations University in developing and implementing college-level courses and a limited number of developmental courses for a classroom.

Responsibilities
  • Facilitate student matriculation in the following outcomes:
  • Completion of associate baccalaureate programs
  • Transfers to other colleges or universities
  • Develop and provide on behalf of Haskell Indian Nations University the following documents in compliance with university guidelines:
  • Course syllabi
  • Assessment and evaluative instruments and the data derived
  • Textbook selection and educational materials for those classes taught
  • Implement curriculum
  • Assist in updating curricula to ensure student learning meets national, state and local requirements
  • Access software applications/programs to report data for all courses taught with respect to the following:
  • Learning outcomes
  • Assessment outcomes
  • Recommendations for instructional improvement
  • Hold one (1) office hour per 3 credit hour course per week for the following purposes:
  • To answer students' questions
  • To assist students in successfully completing courses offered
  • Submit grades on forms provided by the university before 4:00 pm to the Office of the Vice-President for Academics
  • Students' grades are due the Tuesday after finals week
  • Attend relevant university-wide and departmental meetings, such as accreditation meetings, assessment meetings, orientation for new faculty, etc., as can be reasonably expected
  • Administer and return End of the Course Student Evaluations to the respective Dean
  • Adhere to accreditation requirements for Haskell Indian Nations University in the following areas:
  • Academic policies
  • Other academic requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
  • Qualified instructors will hold a minimum of a Master's, a terminal degree, or an appropriate graduate degree in the subject matter being taught -- EXCEPT for Indigenous languages
  • Background check required
  • The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Able to be a clear communicator
  • Able to teach with ample real-world experience
  • Able to show confidence in teaching and presenting to a class
  • Technologically savvy: with the ability to utilize email, different online learning systems, and other ways to communicate with students
  • Passionate about specific academic fields and education in general
  • Clearly understands curriculum design, pedagogy, and learning outcome alignment
  • Help first-year students adjust to the university, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential academic success skills.
  • Ability to participate in an intensive preparatory course in composing, analyzing, and revising sentences and paragraphs
  • Grammar and writing processes are reviewed. No college credit, institutional credit only

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