Adjunct Faculty for Master of Science in Nursing Programs

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JOB DESCRIPTION
    

TITLE: Faculty Member (Adjunct/Part-Time)    DEPARTMENT: Education

REVISION DATE: 2/12/07    FLSA STATUS: Exempt


JOB PURPOSE AND REPORTING STRUCTURE:
The job of faculty members at Herzing College has three dimensions irrespective of whether they are working full-time or part-time. These are: Teaching, Service and Scholarship. Faculty members report to an academic department chair or directly to the academic dean at a campus.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Herzing College Faculty Handbook provides specifics regarding faculty members duties and responsibilities. However, they can be summarized briefly as below.
1)    Teaching
a)    Student Awareness:
i)    Interact in a fair and impartial way with students.
ii)    Promote and assess student academic achievement.
iii)    Counsel students within the norms of society and the regulations of the college.
iv)    Motivate students.
b)    Instructional:
i)    Effectively plan and organize lectures and labs in accordance with the college course outlines.
ii)    Present course material in a manner that will interest and motivate students.
iii)    Effectively utilize class time.
iv)    Prepare and effectively utilize homework.
v)    Maintain class discipline.
vi)    Encourage student dialogue and analytical thought.
vii)    State course objectives at the first class meeting in a course.
viii)    Explain the course grading system at the first class meeting in a course.
ix)    Promptly return graded student work.
x)    Effectively use instructional techniques.
xi)    Assist students in assigned lectures and labs.
xii)    Satisfy course objectives.
2)    Service
a)    Administrative:
i)    Enforce the college rules as published in the Student Handbook.
ii)    Report class attendance in accordance with the college policy and procedure.
iii)    Submit grades and records accurately and promptly in accordance with the college grading policy and procedure.
iv)     Report any college related problems to the Academic Dean or College President.
b)    Professional:
i)    Serve on academic committee(s) (e.g., Curriculum Development, Assessment of Student Academic Achievement, etc.) as assigned.
ii)    Actively participate in campus and college activities.
iii)    Attend meetings and classes on time.
iv)    Cooperate with all faculty and staff.
v)    Adapt to course assignments and scheduling needs.
vi)    Participate when needed in local and college curriculum development activities.
vii)    Assist the academic administration with assigned curricular and administrative activities
3)    Scholarship
a)    Professional and Personal Development in Teaching Discipline:
i)    Complete degrees appropriate to the courses taught if neededsee Education and/or Experience Requirements below
ii)    Remain current in the teaching discipline through:
(1)    Regular interaction with industry professionals through advisory boards, site visits or other structured contact,
(2)    Participation in professional associations and societies,
(3)    Active reading and study in the teaching discipline,
(4)    Participation in professional conferences, preferable as a presenter, and/or,
(5)    Completion of professional seminars or continuing education courses in the teaching discipline.
b)    Scholarship of Teaching
i)    Study the art and science of teaching through reading and/or course work.
ii)    Complete professional development activities in accordance with the colleges professional development policy and the individual faculty members professional development plan as outlined by the Academic Dean.
iii)    Experiment with various teaching methods and share the results with colleagues.

OTHER DUTIES:
Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Faculty members may supervise student workers.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1)    Expert knowledge of subject matter of courses taught acquired through academic study or professional experience
2)    Demonstrated teaching skills
3)    Ability to speak and write effectively
4)    Excellent people skills

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
1)    A doctoral degree for graduate courses,
2)    A masters degree with 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching discipline for general education undergraduate courses,
3)    A masters degree for undergraduate technical or core courses, or
4)    A bachelor degree for courses terminal at the associates level (such as dental assisting and dental hygiene courses).

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, grasp, handle or touch objects. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach above shoulders.
 
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