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Online Adjunct Faculty - M.Ed. Reading

Position Deleted on 12/19/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Faculty - Education - Reading & Developmental Ed. (study of)
12/13/2012 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 12/07/2012)
Application Due:
Open Until Filled

American Public University System

Online Adjunct Faculty - M.Ed. Reading

Synopsis of Role:

Adjunct and full-time teaching faculty share our commitment to learning, teaching, interaction with students and faculty, service to our communities of practice, and scholarship. They are united by the common goal of inspiring academic excellence in students with a broad range of interests and experiences consistent with the Community of Inquiry Framework as adopted by APUS for cognitive presence, teaching presence, and social presence. They are key to creating a rewarding online learning experience for students by engaging them, challenging them, and supporting them. They contribute to and participate in a range of activities related to effectiveness and excellence in teaching and student retention. Faculty members remain aware of discipline content intent for the courses they teach. They follow APUS guidelines, processes, and methods and are responsive to mentoring and coaching.

Required Experience

  • Doctoral Degree in Reading Education or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution is required.
  • Early Childhood or Elementary Teacher Certificate is required.
  • Online teaching experience at the university level is required.
  • Three years of experience teaching in the Public School industry is required.
  • Flexible schedule is required.
  • Publications and promising scholarly activity preferred.
  • Computer skills and proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is required.
Preferred Areas of Expertise and Experience:
  • Diversity Education
  • Special Education
  • English Language Learners
  • Differentiated Instruction/Personalized Learning
  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
Academic Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
  • Teaching excellence
  • Deliver online lessons to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Initiate, facilitate, interact and moderate online classroom forums.
  • Be a faculty leader in your classes embracing fully the Community of Inquiry Framework of Teaching Presence, Cognitive Presence, and Social Presence.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers within the timeframe set forth by APUS policy providing effective feedback to guide student learning and success.
  • Comply with APUS guidelines and expectations for quality faculty engagement online.
  • Engage in the classroom and reply to emails, etc. at least every other day, including one day during the weekend.
  • Remain aware of classroom procedures and use of instructional materials.
  • Participate in professional development to enhance teaching skills.
  • Attend discipline specific and administrative meetings as scheduled.
  • Maintain 'discipline' knowledge by participating in one's own discipline-related professional communities.
  • Support APUS initiatives and departments.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
  • Remote/Online
  • Sitting, extensive use of keyboard

Thank you for your interest in APUS!

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