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Contributing Faculty (MOT/OTD)

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Job ID Req #139 Location : Dallas, TX, United States
Date posted 04/29/2019

GENERAL SUMMARY
A contributing faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) provides engaging clinically-focused learning opportunities for students in the health science professions, through face-to-face, blended, and/or online delivery methods.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences seeks contributing faculty members to teach in our Occupational Therapy programs program. Courses are taught via the University’s online platform (Blackboard). 

Faculty members educate USAHS students by effectively and proficiently using online technology and resources so that knowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted to students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, well written, and timely communications. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains expertise in content area
  • Promotes student success through optimal student engagement
    • Completes all course management requirements to meet program deadlines
    • Prepares and delivers course content
    • Monitors student progress; gives feedback as appropriate
    • Facilitates student participation in learning activities
    • Serves as student-to-university liaison
  • Reports student outcomes and uses this information for teaching and learning improvements
    • Assesses student performance on papers/examinations/projects
    • Communicates with program director (and course coordinator if teaching a multi-section course) regarding student difficulties or issues that arise
    • Ensures consistent content and testing, if a multi-section course
    • Completes annual self-evaluation of teaching performance; sets goals for improvement
  • Keeps course content current and as necessary, aligned with course consistency policy
    • Recommends course improvements for upcoming semester
  • Promotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting; promotes interprofessional dialog
  • Collaborates with necessary departments to support a positive team environment
  • Upholds University core values, policies and procedures

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Some travel may be required.

POSITION IN ORGANIZATION

REPORTS TO:  Academic Program Director

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:  None

TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with distance learning preferred.
  • Terminal degree preferred. Post- professional master's degree or clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinical expertise with plans to obtain a terminal degree will be considered
  • Prior teaching experience preferred [could include online]
  • Experience in scholarly activity preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in the area of course content required
  • Working knowledge of educational theory and methodology

LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION

Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by a country's ministry of education in the discipline being taught, and be licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specific programs.


BUSINESS COMPETENCIES
Committed to Mission and Values - Has a clear understanding of institution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitating learning and for enabling students to navigate their own learning journey.

·Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline - Compelled by the opportunity to contribute through research, scholarship professional practice or creativity.

·Accountable -Takes personal responsibility for own goals and outcomes to ensure student success. Establishes clear expectations, follows through on commitments to students and holds them accountable for assignments and performance

·Collaborative - Works cooperatively with others across the institution and beyond, including the community and through partnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive and fair to others.

·Communicates Effectively - Adapts oral and written communication approach and style to the audience and based on the message. Also listens attentively to others.

·Drives Engagement - Makes students feel welcome, understood and valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling, challenging and productive.

·Academic Discipline Expertise - Has sufficient credentials, industry expertise and/or experience in the discipline to teach according to the standards and qualifications required.

·Education Design - Designs learning experiences closely linked to learning outcomes including lesson planning, design of project, work integrated, group learning experiences, or interactive learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy, andragogy and overall learning effectiveness.

·Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills - Manages small, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoring and ensuring participation, managing one’s own and students' time and attention effectively.

ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of the position:

Core Ethics and Values

  • Committed to Mission and Values: Has a clear understanding of institution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitating learning and for enabling students to navigate their own learning journey.

 Operational

  • Communicates Effectively: Adapts oral and written communication approach and style to the audience and based on the message.
  • Drives Engagement: Makes students feel welcomed, understood, and valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling, challenging, and productive.

 Technical

  • Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills: Manages small, large, blended, hybrid, and/or online classrooms, monitoring and ensuring participation, managing one’s own and students’ time and attention effectively.
  • Academic Discipline Expertise: Has sufficient credentials, industry expertise, and/or experience in the discipline to each according to the standards and qualifications required.      
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