About the Position
Did you know you could teach for our university without leaving your current job? At University of Phoenix, our flexible class schedules mean you can teach for us part-time without interrupting your full-time career. That's because we want faculty members who are active in their fields and bring real-world experience to the classroom.
The College of Doctoral Studies is a community of scholars committed to excellence. Founded in 2002, our mission is to help doctoral students rise as scholars and leaders in their fields. Our career-focused doctoral programs and vibrant research centers support students as they learn to conduct research as a foundation for creative action in their organizations and communities. To achieve our mission, we need people like you – industry practitioners and leaders with a passion for teaching and a commitment to making the world a better place through advanced education.
As a faculty member you'll be challenged with adding your professional expertise to instruct a curriculum which is centrally developed with specific learning objectives.
Serve as a faculty teaching within the program curricula for online; effectively use a mentor/coach approach to build productive educational relationships with students.
Assist in developing and maintaining the quality and integrity of the College of Doctoral Studies, including the development and implementation of program goals and program integrity;
Apply flexibility and creativity in meeting student needs, ensuring availability to students, responding to student issues and concerns, as needed, inside and outside of the classroom, based on the learning environment and according to University policy and instructional standards.
Maintain a flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends, to support student development and progression; hold open office hours to accommodate student development and progression.
Utilize classroom learning system technology (provided by university), the Internet, and Microsoft Office software.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Must have record of research and scholarly activity
All candidates must have 2 years of relevant professional experience within the last 5 years. Professional work experience, consulting, or college level teaching directly related to the content area can be used to meet this currency requirement.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Proven experience as a scholar, practitioner, leader in one of the industries relative to our doctoral degree program
Able to convey a professional image and effectively represent the organization as appropriate in its relationship with the community as well as in all professional social media profiles such as LinkedIn
Experience working in higher education with a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of doctoral students
Knowledge of adult education principles/practices, curriculum development and academic content area
High level of problem solving and decision-making abilities to respond to student issues and concerns, evaluate students for retention, assess student work and abilities and facilitate the doctoral learning experience
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies, including students, faculty, employees and external parties
Proven ability to promote student learning success in doctoral studies in the areas of writing, critical thinking, and research
Familiarity with adult educational experience and in the retention motivation of adult learners
As an Equal Opportunity employer, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
If you are an active-duty military member seeking employment when off-duty, compliance with Department of Defense Joint Ethics Regulation, 5500-7-R, is required prior to starting employment with University of Phoenix. You are advised to contact your base Judge Advocate General to seek such approval and answer any questions.