Adjunct Faculty, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Campus Based - Virginia
South University Virginia Beach, VA, 301 Bendix Road, Virginia Beach,
Virginia, United States of America Req #1656
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
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associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution
dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual,
social and professional development of a diverse student population.
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individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have
become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of
South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take
pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized
attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue
them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape
students' skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their
characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the
pursuit of life-long learning.
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apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become , a place where you can
make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.
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Instruct and facilitate meaningful learning of the course outcomes in the
curriculum and proactively support all facets of the learning environment.
Provide education through learning-centered instruction that will enable
graduates to fulfill the evolving needs of the marketplace. Encourage a
culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long
learning, diversity, and ethics as well as personal and professional
development. Assure that the South University philosophy: quality service to
students; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; and
an environment conducive to innovation, positive thinking, and expansion is
considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.
Participate in activities that promote the stature of the academic programs,
departments, and colleges and abide by the South University Board of Trustees
and administration's mandates.
KEY JOB ELEMENTS:
Manage the educational process to ensure every student is involved in a
positive educational experience through the learning, teaching, and social
Perform faculty responsibilities as outlined in the faculty job
description in accordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the
South University Employee Handbook.
Provide course instruction that aligns with the South University model of
curricula and supports the South University style of system delivery.
Design and deliver instruction through the development of instructional
plans to meet course outcomes, the development of activities that support
lesson objectives, and for online courses, deliver the instruction as
approved within each course shell.
Effectively utilize technology in the classroom to support the student
Enable the achievement of pre-defined outcomes for student achievement and
evaluation of learning by providing instruction that fosters proficiency
and establishes student performance criteria and evaluation.
Deliver learning-centered instruction by establishing an educational
environment conducive to learning and student involvement and effectively
planning and preparing for classes and student success.
Promote student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule
and exhibiting a passion for teaching and students, and engaging students
in the learning process.
Manage the educational environment through keeping accurate records,
submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing academic and
attendance policies consistent with the school, campus, or online
Relate professional/life/industry experience to learning by continuing
professional/technical skills development, the introduction of industry
perspective into courses, and the active awareness of
professional/industry trends and opportunities.
Participate in the faculty development process to enhance knowledge,
skills, and abilities in learner-centered instruction.
Communicate consistently and effectively with supervisor(s), faculty,
and other South University administrators.
Contribute to a learning culture by participating in curriculum and system
task forces, support local campus events such as orientation and
graduation, and participate in various other workshops and meetings.
Faculty teaching general education courses at the undergraduate level:
doctor's or master's degree in the teaching discipline or master's degree
with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate
semester hours in the teaching discipline).
Faculty teaching associate degree courses designed for transfer to a
baccalaureate degree: doctor's or master's degree in the teaching
discipline or master's degree with a concentration in the teaching
discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching
Faculty teaching associate degree courses not designed for transfer to the
baccalaureate degree: bachelor's degree in the teaching discipline, or
associate's degree and demonstrated competencies in the teaching
Faculty teaching baccalaureate courses: doctor's or master's degree in the
teaching discipline or master's degree with a concentration in the
teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the
Faculty teaching graduate and post-baccalaureate course work: earned
doctorate/terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related
Graduate teaching assistants: master's in the teaching discipline or 18
graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline, direct supervision by
a faculty member experienced in the teaching discipline, regular in-
service training, and planned and periodic evaluations.
Experience in instruction or formalized education process, preferably in a
post-secondary or college institution.
Membership in a professional association tied to the area of instruction
Active, valid, and unencumbered state licensure or certification as
applicable to the discipline.
At least six months of teaching experience at South University or another
post-secondary education institution preferred, with online experience a
plus (for online only).
Academic Processes - knowledge of university guidelines, course
descriptions, and academic terminology
Clerical - knowledge of office administrative procedures, including
Computer - ability to perform basic computer processes, including word
processing, web browsing, and utilization of Microsoft Office
Technical Knowledge and Application - proficiency with the online learning
environment, including the creation of digital media and utilization of
learning management systems
Mathematics – ability to perform basic mathematic calculations
Critical Thinking - uses logic and reasoning to look at different types of
information in order to make conclusions and work through problems
Research - Locates key facts and information to learn more about different
types of information
Interpersonal Skills - communicates and interacts with people effectively
while being aware of social perceptions
Time Management - manages one's own time to accomplish assigned tasks
Attention to Detail - thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task
ensuring all aspects are reviewed
Written Comprehension - ability to read and understand information and
ideas presented in writing
Written Expression - ability to communicate information and ideas in
writing so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - ability to listen to and understand information and
ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
Oral Expression - ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking
so others will understand
Selective Attention (Focus) - ability to concentrate on a task over time
without being distracted
Organizational - ability to organize large amounts of information and
Teaching - ability to convey course concepts and material in a manner that
others can understand
Engagement –ability to learn from students' participation, demonstrate
fair and consistent behavior in all matters, and show compassion without
Ability to physically work in the United States while performing all
responsibilities of the position for the University.
Computing - ability to access a personal computer, Internet connection,
and telephone connection (hardware, software, and Internet access
specifications to be provided) to fulfill teaching and related
Office Hours - ability to hold required office hours and respond to
student questions and administration within the required response time.
Orientation participation -ability to complete the New Faculty Orientation
and other assigned/required training (e.g., Code of Conduct) through
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified
individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with
or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of
the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the
telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or
school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise
identify, observe and assess.
South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a
critical step in ensuring employee, student, and graduate success. We are
committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of
ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.
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Required Education Master's Degree