Ashford University is looking for faculty to teach undergraduate philosophy courses, in particular sections of Informal Logic and Ethics and Moral Reasoning/Mind and Machine. As an online institution, candidates with online experience and/or experience teaching philosophy are preferred. But candidates who have demonstrated experience and expertise in any other sub-discipline of philosophy will be considered
The Online Associate Faculty member performs duties relating to online instruction including but 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.
Courses required to instruct:
• PHI103 Informal Logic
• PHI208 Ethics & Moral Reasoning
Essential Job Duties:
• Posting faculty guidance and expectations
• Participating in classroom discussion boards
• Grading assignments and responding to student inquiries
• Providing timely feedback to students’ questions and concerns
• Place a strong emphasis on student-centered learning
• Collaborates with other University departments to ensure a positive overall experience for all University students.
• Commitment to Mission: Aligns with the Core Values of Integrity, Ethics, and Service through behaviors that demonstrate a positive commitment to the customer and the organization.
• Communication: Aligns with the Core Values of Service through oral and written communication skills and internal/external relationships.
• Service: Encompasses the company’s core values of service; including service to the organization, customer community.
• Personal Planning: Aligns with personal accountability and responsibility.
• Must reside and be eligible to work in the United States
• Proficiency in common internet tools, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Interest and commitment to teaching in an online environment
• Work related experience in the area of your Masters Degree.
• College level teaching experience in philosophy in both online and on-ground modalities
• Doctorate degree in related field
• Experience teaching a multitude of philosophy courses
• Experience teaching critical thinking, logic, and symbolic logic
• Experience teaching in “non-traditional” settings to students
• Hold a minimum of a Masters Degree from a regionally accredited institution in the area of Philosophy; or a Master’s Degree with six graduate units in Logic, Philosophy, and/or Critical Thinking. PhD preferred.
If a degree is required for the position, completed
degrees must be conferred by a regionally accredited or approved nationally
accredited institution. All candidates must provide proof of education (official transcripts) upon request.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee requires dexterity in using telephone, computer keyboard, mouse and calculator while seated at a desk. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee may frequently move to interact with fellow employees and/or clients. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Communication Skills: While performing Duties of the job, the employee is required to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos. The employee requires the ability to write effective and detailed correspondence and to effectively present information both in one-on-one and small group situations.
Mental Demands: While performing duties of this 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: While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to work in an office environment, and the noise level is usually moderate to loud .
Note : This opportunity of employment will require a completed pre-employment screening to be inclusive of, but not limited to: a criminal background investigation, verification of education credentials, verification of prior employment history, professional reference checks and public social media postings; with review prior to an offer of employment being extended. As an employer, we participate in E-Verify. To learn
more please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .
Notice to Prospective Employees
As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security
Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), prospective employees
are entitled to request and receive a copy of Ashford University Annual
Campus Security Report. The Report can be accessed at Campus Security & Fire Safety Report . The report includes
certain campus safety policies and statistics on reportable crimes and
incidents that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings, and on
public property immediately adjacent to campus or accessible from campus for
three previous years. The policies include campus security policies,
crime prevention, and alcohol and drug use, and sexual assault, among
others. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please contact HumanResources@bpiedu.com .
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