Online Adjunct Faculty--Communication Research

Brigham Young University Idaho

United States

February 11, 2022

Description

Posting Details Official Title Online Adjunct Faculty--Communication Research

Department Online Learning Administration Position Type Online Adjunct Faculty (Remote) Position Summary

Online instructors are employees of OLL Services LLC. The LLC provides online support for educational institutions affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Brigham Young University-Idaho, BYU Pathway Worldwide, BYU Hawaii, and Ensign College.

Online Environment OLL Services LLC is supported and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Online instructors employed by the LLC are expected to support the missions, values, and standards of the institutions to which they are assigned to teach. All employees are required to agree to maintain the standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as defined by the Institutional Honor Codes and other applicable policies, both on and off campus, 24 hours a day. To review the Honor Code, please go to www. churchofjesuschrist.org/church-education/honor-code. As an employer affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, OLL Services LLC prefers to hire qualified members of the Church in good standing, as authorized by federal law.

Position Summary This is an interest list posting for the Communication Research courses offered through BYU-Idaho and Ensign College. The course descriptions for each are as follows:

COMM 280 Communication Research Fundamentals (BYU-Idaho). An exploration of the methodological and mathematical tools and principles used in evaluating, designing, and executing communication and media research. A variety of projects and assignments will explore the fundamentals of research such as sampling, research design, appropriate statistical tests, focus groups, surveys, polls, and appropriate use of secondary research sources. Additionally, students will develop proficiency in data collection and analysis tools of Microsoft Excel.

COMM 350 Communication Research Methods (Ensign College). Introduces students to scientific research methods in the communications discipline to conduct empirical research. Students will learn and apply principles and techniques that will empower them to critically analyze and translate insights into clear courses of action.

Online adjunct faculty mentor students and facilitate teaching and learning.

As teaching opportunities for the course arise, interest list applicants selected for further review will be asked to participate in an online asynchronous assessment which serves in place of a formal interview.

Search keywords: master's degree, communication research

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Master's degree or higher in a related field

Professional research experience, preferably in a communication-related field desired

While online and/or classroom teaching experience is helpful, it is not necessary

OLL Services LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, gender, age, disability, or veteran status. OLL Services LLC reserves the right to prefer members in good standing with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Work Schedule

Online adjunct faculty work from home. The schedule is flexible, but instructors should plan to be present in their course 5 days each week (Monday through Saturday).

Anticipated Start Date Pay Rate Posting Date Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

If you haven't already done so, it is very important that you visit the Online Learning website to view eligibility requirements and the online instructor application process www. byui.edu/online/employment. Before applying, please watch the 2.5 minute video found on our website that outlines online instructor roles and responsibilities.

When filling out your application, please remember:

  • Failure to provide requested information within the application will affect consideration of your materials
  • Reference letters are neither required nor accepted
  • Cover letters are only accepted if listed as a required document
  • OLL Services LLC is limited to hiring in states where a hiring presence has been established. A list of these approved states can be found on our website www. byui.edu/online/employment
  • Individuals who are currently part-time employees for another entity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or who are retired from Church employment are not eligible for part-time employment with OLL Services LLC.
  • You may receive text notifications from Online Employment concerning next steps for your online teaching application. These notifications are sent through a third-party service. Standard texting rates may apply.
  • Contact Info

    recruitment@byui.edu

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Invitation from BYU-Idaho Recruiter
  • Referred by a BYU-Idaho employee
  • Referred by a non-BYU-Idaho employee
  • Facebook
  • KSL.com
  • Deseret News
  • LDS Living
  • Blog advertisement
  • BYU-Idaho Employment Site
  • Public Job Posting
  • Other
  • If you selected 'Other' as your answer to the previous question, please share how you heard about this employment opportunity. (If you did NOT select 'Other,' enter NA as the answer.)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How much experience do you have as a professional instructor/teacher (college, institute, high school, seminary, etc.)?
  • None
  • 1-3 semesters
  • 2-3 years
  • 4-10 years
  • More than 10 years
  • Please indicate your level of experience learning and teaching online.
  • I have no experience with online learning or teaching.
  • I have never taught an online course but have taken online courses as a student.
  • I have never taught an online course but have used online components when teaching in a traditional class setting.
  • I have taught one or two online courses.
  • I have taught several online courses.
  • Indicate your experience with learning management systems (Canvas, Blackboard, Angel, Moodle, etc.).
  • None
  • Some
  • Experienced
  • Very Experienced
  • Current part-time employees or retirees of any entity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are not eligible for additional (concurrent) employment as part-time employees at BYU-Idaho. Please indicate if you are currently working for, have worked in the last 12 months, or if you are a retiree of any Church entity (this includes BYU-Idaho). If so, please identify the employer and your last date of work. If this is not applicable to you, please enter N/A as the answer.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Individuals who are employed as online instructors must physically reside in one of the approved states where BYU-Idaho has established a hiring presence (see https:// www. byui.edu/online/employment for a list of states). If offered a position with BYU-Idaho, are you able to comply with this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Though not physically on campus, online instructors agree to maintain the standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as defined by the Institutional Honor Code, both on and off campus, 24 hours a day. (To review the Honor Code in detail, please go to www. churchofjesuschrist.org/church-education/honor-code.) Specifically regarding dress and grooming, employees should maintain a clean and well-cared-for appearance. Hairstyles should be neat, avoiding extreme styles or colors. Men should keep their hair trimmed above the collar and the ear. Sideburns should not extend below the earlobe or onto the cheek. Men are also expected to be clean shaven; beards are not acceptable. Mustaches, if worn, should be neatly trimmed and may not extend beyond or below the corners of the mouth. Earrings and other body piercings are unacceptable. Women should not have excessive ear piercing (more than one per ear) and other body piercings are not acceptable. If offered a position, are you able to comply with the employee standards of the Honor Code?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Watch the 2.5 minute video regarding online instructor roles and responsibilities located at https:// www. byui.edu/online/employment (copy and paste this link into your browser). After viewing, please affirm the following statements:
  • I understand online instructors facilitate predeveloped courses and are required to utilize these resources as they have been created. Instructors may personalize through facilitation strategies and best online teaching practices.
  • I understand gospel integration is a vital part of course facilitation and online instructors often testify of gospel principles within the context of an online course. Therefore, regular ecclesiastical clearances are an ongoing part of employment.
  • I understand online instructors receive constructive feedback, evaluation, and coaching regarding their online teaching.
  • I understand a critical online instructor responsibility is to develop meaningful personal relationships with students in their courses.
  • I understand online instructors must be able to commit to actively engaging in their online course at least five days a week (Monday-Saturday).
  • I understand online courses may include students who have matriculated from the PathwayConnect program. These students often come from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and may have developing language skills.
  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Transcript 1
  • Optional Documents

  • Transcript 2
  • Transcript 3
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