Job Description Under the supervision of the Program Director, Azusa Pacific University College (UC) adjunct faculty are responsible for ensuring that students meet all learning objectives and successfully complete their course as outlined in the syllabus and that they receive appropriate and timely feedback and assessments throughout the course. Additionally, they will track, monitor, advise, and openly discuss course matters with students as needed throughout the course.
POSITION: Adjunct Faculty DEPARTMENT: Academics LOCATION: Online and Regional Centers (High Desert, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Murrieta, Orange County, San Diego)
Required Experience and Education
Christian Commitment: Vital Christian faith and lifestyle
Supportive of the evangelical mission and purpose of UC and the Azusa Pacific University System
Minimum earned Master’s degree in respective discipline
Online teaching experience or completion of an online teaching certification process.
Desired Experience / Education
Minimum 2 years teaching online experience
Course development experience
Respond to student e-mails, questions, and comments within one business day.
Grade and provide quality feedback to student on their assignments within two business days, including progress reports and assessments of student activities.
Communicate with UC staff and Success Coaches weekly concerning any problems or potential problems with students.
Follow additional job expectations as outlined in Faculty Expectations for Online Teaching.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong command of the English language with excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, with an ability to plan and manage multiple projects concurrently in a timely manner
Ability to be proactive, to take ownership of assigned programs, work with little supervision, and meet deadlines
Skill in the use of personal computers and appropriate software applications (see below)
A positive, cooperative, Christ-like attitude supportive of the University and its mission
Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
Ability to investigate, analyze information, and draw conclusions
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information
Physical Demands This position typically includes the following physical demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time
Sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment
Visual acuity to read words and numbers
Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone
Ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force and occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds
Word processing software—Google Mail
E-mail software–Microsoft Outlook
Course management system—Moodle
Presentation software—Microsoft PowerPoint
Spreadsheet software—Microsoft Excel
Azusa Pacific University College has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and Azusa Pacific University College reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the University may deem appropriate.
Non-discrimination Policy Azusa Pacific University College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running.