Instructor - MS in Information Technology Leadership

University of San Diego
June 12, 2023
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Instructor - MS in Information Technology Leadership

Apply now Posting #: 4581 Position Status: Faculty, Part-time temporary Location: San Diego Position Type: Faculty, Continuing Education

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Instructor - MS in Information Technology Leadership

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Department Description:

USD's MS in Information Technology Leadership (MS-ITL) degree program is designed to prepare students for IT leadership positions of earned influence in any organization. Graduates will gain a comprehensive understanding of IT fundamentals that enables them to manage complex systems and articulate the value of technical solutions to non-technical decision makers. They will be capable of evaluating the mission, resources, and constraints of an organization for the purpose of developing, communicating, deploying, and maintaining effective IT solutions.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity's urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

USD is searching for experienced professionals to develop and teach in the MS- ITL program. Please review the program curriculum to determine whether your expertise aligns with any of the ten courses.

Currently, the MS-ITL program is hiring a course developer and instructor for ITL 520 Networking, which covers the role of wired and wireless networking in the architecture, deployment, and management of large-scale information technology environments. ITL 520 also includes advanced topics such as networking in cloud environments (e.g., AWS), edge data, and private wireless networks.

Adjunct Online Instructor Duties and Responsibilities

  • Commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Embrace the Vision and Mission of the university and adhere to the Core Values of Academic Excellence, Knowledge, Community, Ethical Conduct and Compassionate Service.
  • Uphold standards of student academic performance and academic integrity.
  • Course Engagement and Communication
  • Instructors are required to be actively engaged in their course a minimum of four out of seven days each week.
  • Instructors are encouraged to use multiple modes of communication to ensure students perceive their presence in the course.
  • Instructor will monitor and subscribe to the "Ask your Professor" discussion forum. Post a response within 24 hours.
  • Instructors are required to check their email daily and respond within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Instructors are expected to hold weekly virtual office hours. This can be accomplished using Zoom, Google Chat, FaceTime, etc.
  • Discussion Board Facilitation

    Instructor must actively participate and provide direction to students:

  • Add positive or reinforcing comments.
  • Note omissions and add constructive criticism.
  • Encourage students to make connections to personal or professional experience.
  • Participate actively in the discussion threads by modeling good, substantive discussion.
  • Frame feedback with the tone and depth you expect from your students without dominating the "conversation space".
  • Coach "silent" or non-participating students with a private message encouraging them to participate.
  • Seek opportunities to provide direction and add additional resources or questions to provoke critical thinking.
  • Grading

  • Instructor will grade assignments and provide qualitative feedback within 72 hours of submission. This is a best practice that allows students to incorporate feedback for the next module and subsequent assignments.
  • Instructor will wait to grade discussion questions until Monday (Day 7) evening of each module. Threaded discussions typically continue throughout the entire module (Tuesday - Monday).
  • Required Training

    New adjunct instructors contracted to teach in any USD online degree programs must complete:

    LDC-102 The USD Way: Online Course Facilitation

    Description: this workshop introduces faculty to common online teaching scenarios with hands-on course preparation activities. Faculty will use technical tools, pedagogical strategies, and subject matter expertise to:

  • Add their instructor presence to their online course to humanize themselves to their students.
  • Facilitate student-to-student discussions to engage adult learners.
  • Give meaningful feedback to guide students toward deep learning.
  • Provide outreach, remediation, and intervention to support student success.
  • Type: online 2-week workshop, self-paced, offered 3 times/year.

    Time Commitment: ~20 hours(paid)

    Online Course Development (If applicable)

  • Completes LDC 101 - two-week, fixed date, asynchronous online course.
  • Outcome: Draft Online Course Planning Grid
  • Meets weekly with instructional designer and technologist from Learning Design Center (LDC) to design and develop online course(s).
  • Commits to a 17-week course development timeline.
  • Designs original content to include:
  • Module learning outcomes.
  • Content narrative and exposition (written, audio, or video formats are acceptable).
  • Assignments.
  • Self-study assignments.
  • Discussion questions.
  • Assessments.
  • Grading rubrics.
  • Final project / paper.
  • Other components as needed (interviews, commentaries, simulations, etc.).
  • Special Conditions of Employment:

    The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process. https: // www.

    Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

    Degree Verification Requirement : Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

    Job Requirements:


  • Graduate degree preferred.
  • Extensive professional experience is required.
  • Experience with online instruction at the university level is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Posting Salary:


    The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

    Special Application Instructions:

    Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers' review.

    Contact: Paul Evans, [email protected]

    If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

    Additional Details:

    The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

    The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.

    Advertised: May 01, 2023 Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open until filled

    Apply now

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