Part-Time, General Education Professor

Northcentral University

United States

November 7, 2021



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At Northcentral University (NCU), we strongly believe that our University is only as good as our team of staff, faculty and students around the world united by a commitment to excellence, innovation, diversity and accountability.

We celebrate personal and professional growth and desire to see our team members fully realize and reach their potential. When you join the Northcentral team, you will enjoy a challenging, positive and fun work environment that promotes productivity, achievement and fulfillment.

If you are passionate about making a difference and are ready to be challenged and inspired in your daily work as part of a growing, success- oriented company, then we want to hear from you!

What We Are Looking For

The School of Undergraduate Studies at Northcentral University seeks applications for non-tenure track, Part Time Professors in the following General Education discipline - Natural Sciences.

Part-Time Professors may teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses within a programmatic core discipline as assigned and/or guide doctoral candidates through doctoral dissertation requirements (as Chair or committee member)if properly credentialed. Primary responsibility is to engage students, offer excellent feedback, and inspire students to achieve course and program outcomes relevant to the core discipline. Additional responsibilities may include serving as subject matter expert for course development and curriculum evaluation and feedback for program reviews. This position works closely with other faculty teaching in the discipline, Associate Director of Faculty Support and Development, Assistant Dean, and Dean.

Essential Functions

The role of Part-Time Professor may include teaching courses within a programmatic core discipline as assigned, acting as a Dissertation Chair, and/or acting as a Dissertation Committee Member, where appropriate.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to Northcentral's vision, mission, and goals and those of the School of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Promotes a graduate culture of scholarship, teaching, service, and practice while still being sensitive to the unique needs of adult learners in undergraduate-level courses.
  • Demonstrates commitment to and capacity for Teaching through Engagement and using the NCU One-to-One, apprenticeship style teaching model.
  • Teaches general education courses in the School of Undergraduate Studies General Education sequence.
  • Participates in initial and ongoing training.
  • Contributes to developing training materials and provides input on improving training, courses, and processes.
  • Participates in trial use of new technologies and integrates new technologies into their teaching.
  • Participates in faculty and staff meetings.
  • Maintains contact with students via phone, video conferencing, and email throughout their courses.
  • Works collaboratively with Academic Advisors to ensure student engagement and success.
  • Exercises academic freedom in teaching course content and achieving learning outcomes in accordance with University policy, procedures, and curricula.
  • Participates in program and student assessment procedures, program review, and accreditation efforts.
  • Performs all educational services in accordance with NCU policies and procedures, the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act, Northcentral University's Code of Conduct and all other state and federal laws.
  • Complete all required professional development activities as defined in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Tasks and projects as assigned by the Dean, or NCU administrators.
  • Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of the position.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax, copier, phone systems.
  • Ability to handle a diversity of details in order to make informed and responsive decisions on matters that impact the part-time faculty, and students.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governing body regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a proven ability to provide timely, accurate information on a variety of academically oriented subjects to both internal and external constituents.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and other application in the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in one or more of the aforementioned General Education disciplines (or a related field) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • 3-5 years experience in candidate discipline(s).
  • Online teaching experience highly preferred.
  • Curriculum development experience preferred.
  • Experience with the online delivery of education and the systems that support it.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology in the delivery of education.
  • Experience in Higher Education preferred.
  • Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred.
  • All skills, abilities, and education will be considered for minimum qualifications.
  • Working Conditions

    This position operates in a remote, home office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and phones.

    NCU will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

    Who We Are

    Northcentral University (NCU) is a private, nonprofit, online University and a proud affiliate of the National University System with its headquarters in California. We are a graduate university, and a global leader in providing access to regionally-accredited higher education.

    NCU offers doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees in business, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master's degrees in technology, health sciences and marriage and family therapy. Our collective goal at Northcentral University is to improve the human condition through the provision of high- quality online degree programs.

    NCU was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with access to a richly- engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically- rigorous educational programs. Today, we continue to serve that mission. Many students at NCU are first-generation graduate students seeking to contribute to their communities through their pursuit of academic growth, research, and practice.

    Though we support faculty and student research, NCU is a teaching university. Our faculty dedicate themselves to serving students through a pedagogical model of Teaching through Engagement (TTE). The goal is for all NCU students, faculty and team members to be actively engaged within the University community. Engagement is more than just grading and giving feedback, it is an active relationship between faculty and student, a give and take of ideas and information.

    NCU offers a one-to-one learning model, where one student is paired with one professor in each course, creating a more personalized, individual experience for students. These experiences are enhanced by professors' real-world, practical experience. All NCU faculty hold doctoral degrees.

    At NCU, we are widening access to education and reducing educational divides. We are proud of the educational opportunities that we provide, and we recognize that providing this kind of access to all students takes work and collaborative effort. We value diversity of people, thoughts, and ideas. Our global reach affords us the opportunity to teach and learn the significance of diversity – and the power it brings to our endeavors.

    Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join a growing team of passionate individuals.

    Apply today!

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