Computer Science Instructor, Part Time

Penn Foster College

United States

August 20, 2021


Position Summary:

The Computer Science Instructor is responsible for providing instructional support to ensure students meet the established learning objectives and supporting the growth and development of the courses to comply with industry standards and the needs of the community.

The Instructor will provide one-on-one instructional support to include responses to student's inbound academic inquiries using distance education technologies, including phone, email, SMS text messaging, discussion boards, and portal messaging. The Instructor will offer office hours for tutoring via an appointment scheduling tool and provide substantive feedback on subjective exams (if applicable). The Instructor will support the creation of student resources including but not limited to webinars, videos, and learning resource materials. The instructor will provide live instruction via webinars.

The Instructor will utilize program learning outcomes to monitor student progress daily. The Instructor will conduct outreach using distance education technologies to provide academic advising and support to ensure student learning and successful completion of the program.

The instructor will have shared ownership of material in the Computer Science department and will participate in curriculum design, including development and revision, and in the development of any supplemental learning resources.

This is a remote position with limited travel and based out of Scranton, PA.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review, evaluate, and suggest program curricula changes and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines, requirements of business, industry, and higher education
  • Provide technically accurate academic support across various crafts to online students via phone, chat, e-mail, discussion board post, text, appointment scheduler, live and recorded webinars, and exam evaluations/feedback
  • Participate in course design, development, and revision
  • Create videos and online lectures and incorporate new technologies in courses
  • Create assessments that effectively measure the core program and course objectives
  • Review progression and course-level outcomes data and surveys to determine students' needs; provide data-driven interventions/outreach as needed
  • Provide academic support and advising to students to include but not limited to using distance education technologies, appointment scheduler, live and recorded webinars, and feedback and evaluations on exams and subjective assignments
  • Perform other duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    Must possess a Master's degree in either Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or a closely related discipline. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suit. Prior online teaching experience preferred.

    Other Requirements:

    Must have excellent computer skills. Ability to work independently, think critically, communicate effectively and efficiently, multitask, and enjoy being part of a team.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    At Penn Foster we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

    About Us :

    At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 300,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals. Together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce that's prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.

    What We Offer :

    We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, sponsored volunteer opportunities, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.