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PT Faculty - Psychology

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024

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Type of Position:

Adjunct Faculty


Workstudy Position:

No


Job Type:

Less than Annual Appointment (Fixed Term)


Work Shift:


Sponsorship Available:

No


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas Grantham

Founded in 1951, the University started as Grantham Radio License School - a private, postsecondary, degree-granting distance education institution. Over time, and as technology advanced, so too did our ability to serve our students. Since 2000, Grantham began offering degree programs exclusively online.


In late 2021, Grantham joined the University of Arkansas System and officially became the University of Arkansas Grantham. UA Grantham is now a stronger institution with greater ability to serve the thousands of students already enrolled in more than 60 online degrees and certificate programs.

Just as we help students maximize their potential, we can help you do the same. Online university careers offer a rewarding experience, and a chance to be a part of a diverse learning environment that brings together degree seekers from all over the world. We are unified by our mission: to provide quality, accessible, affordable, professionally relevant programs in a continuously changing global society.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas Grantham offers a remote work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 - 10% of employee salary.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

If you need assistance with the application process, or if you are a person with a disability who would like to request a reasonable accommodation related to the application process, please contact the Department of Human Resources at hr@uagrantham.edu.

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (913) 309-4302.


Department:

General Academics Team


Department's Website:


Summary of Job Duties:

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Part-time Faculty for University of Arkansas Grantham (UAG) have primary responsibility for online instruction and corresponding outreach to an approximate maximum load of 70 students at a given time. Part-time faculty serve in a remote capacity at the University. This position is for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and will report to the Administrative Faculty. Part-time faculty teach courses that may begin monthly or quarterly depending on the course and program. Courses are eight weeks in length and utilize the Blackboard Learning Management System. Each course week runs Wednesday through Tuesday midnight of the following week. Faculty are given access one week prior to the course start date to set up the course.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Follow all University policies as provided in the University Catalog and Faculty Handbook.
• Provide instruction in accordance with the University and within the scope of
departmentally-defined courses, programs of study, and degrees.
• Responsibility includes timely interaction with students and quality assessment
of student work with substantive feedback.
• Provide weekly “office hours” support and communicate (e.g., email, posting,
live-chat, etc.) in a timely manner with students, other faculty and staff regarding student concerns
or issues.
• Faculty will take part in shared governance of curriculum, in some instances
participating in curriculum development.
• Participate in training on necessary technologies to facilitate courses.
• Assume responsibility to keep current in the field of study/area of expertise and continue to develop professionally in content, methodologies, and distance-learning strategies.
• Able to make decisions and work independently with exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
• Maintain accurate electronic records for both the learning management system maintenance as well as the University records system and submit all records when required.
• Participate actively in faculty development opportunities (internally and externally).
• Provide feedback concerning student and faculty issues.
• Utilize the philosophy and objectives of University of Arkansas Grantham to create a positive growth environment for learning. Follow principles of good educational practice: provide ongoing contact between students, develop reciprocity/cooperation among students, use active learning techniques, give prompt feedback, emphasize time on task, communicate high expectations, and respect diverse talents and ways of learning.
• Proactively participate with students within programs through teaching, welcome forums, recorded videos, etc.
• Notify the appropriate University administrator of any course or course administration issues in a timely manner.
• Participate in the Outcomes Assessment Process
• Other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

EDUCATION/ WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS AND DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Part-time faculty teaching undergraduate courses are required to hold a Master’s degree in Psychology or hold a Master’s degree with 18 credit hours in the specific discipline from a regionally accredited educational institution along with the necessary professional experience.
  • Faculty are required to have experiential qualifications in addition to academic credentials.
  • Five years of professional experience.
  • Prospective faculty must enroll in and successfully complete the Faculty Orientation Training Course.
  • Online teaching experience is preferred.
  • All degrees must be conferred from an institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For faculty holding degrees awarded by non-U.S. institutions, the institutions must be approved by the appropriate governmental or accreditation agency.
  • A student-centered instructional philosophy is required.
  • Curriculum development experience a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite Products and leveraging the Internet.
  • Knowledge of, and use of Blackboard Learning Management System is preferred.
  • Able to make decisions and work independently with effective problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with technicians and faculty
  • Knowledge of distance learning educational model required
  • Able to gather, analyze, evaluate, and integrate information electronically
  • In-depth knowledge of distance learning educational models, adult learning styles, and technology-assisted instruction.
  • In-depth knowledge of developing curriculum design required
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required
  • High speed Internet and a webcam are required for this role.
  • Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • A flexible work schedule is required.
  • Able to multi-task yet maintain close attention to detail and timeliness of work production.
  • Able to work in a positive team-oriented manner with a variety of people (students, faculty, staff, administrators, vendors, and members of the general public)


Additional Information:


Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience


Required Documents to Apply:

Resume


Optional Documents:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Proof of Veteran Status


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Recruitment Contact Information:

Jenny Seifert, Recruiter, jseifert@uagrantham.edu


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Talking


Frequent Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Talking


Occasional Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Talking


Benefits Eligible:

No