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Online Associate Faculty - Philosophy

Ashford University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number R19-0835
Location Remote work
Organization based in San Diego, California, United States
Job description

Ashford University is looking for faculty to teach its PHI 103 (Informal Logic) and PHI 208 (Ethics and Moral Reasoning) general education courses as well as PHI 445 (Business Ethics). As an online institution with courses focused on the general education competencies, candidates with online teaching experience and strong backgrounds in teaching lower division philosophy courses are preferred. Ideal candidates also have a background in teaching post-traditional students.

If you are a caring instructor who values the opportunity to help adult students learn and grow, we would consider you for the online associate faculty position.

About Us:

Where heritage meets innovation – that’s Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s online degree programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity or www.twitter.com/AshfordU.

Our Values:

Equity – We have inclusion and mutual respect. We learn from one another and commit to the advancement of an inclusive culture in which every individual is treated with dignity and fairness.

Empowerment– We are inspiring and enabling. We give individuals the tools they need to achieve their goals.

Quality – We are unsurpassed and have a high caliber. We are consistently striving for the highest quality.

Ingenuity – We are inventive and proactive. We thrive on positive disruption and strive to continuously improve.

Guidance – We are encouraging and supportive. We provide a nurturing environment for faculty, staff and students to learn and grow.

Position Summary:

The Online Associate Faculty position is a part-time, temporary adjunct employment opportunity.  The Online Associate Faculty member performs duties relating to online instruction including but not limited to: posting faculty guidance and announcements, participating in classroom discussion boards, grading assignments, and promptly responding to student inquiries.  This is an online adjunct teaching position and reports to the Executive Dean. Other duties may be assigned according to experience and qualifications.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Emphasize a student-centered learning environment through active engagement.
  • Collaborate within the University community to ensure a positive overall experience for all University students, including the following: the Office of Access and Wellness to holistically support student success in the classroom by implementing university-approved accommodations, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to foster professional growth as it relates to successful teaching for the Ashford student population, and the Student Records department to maintain timely and accurate student records.
  • Adhere to all faculty requirements such as facilitating and engaging in classroom discussion boards, grading assignments and responding to student inquiries in a timely manner.

One professional development is required to be completed per course taught. Examples are synchronous faculty development opportunities, webinars, etc.

  • Establishing Relationships: Creatively uses available tools and strategies to enhance relationships, creating a community of learners willing to take risks and actively engage with one another
  • Critical Thinking:Consistently fosters critical thinking through challenging students to elaborate on their thoughts, question their assumptions, examine biases, communicate in a clear and concise manner, and defend their positions throughout the course
  • Instructive Feedback to Students:Provides instructive feedback that challenges and inspires students while providing specific suggestions to improve the quality of their work and thinking
  • High Expectations: Effectively demonstrates high expectations throughout the course, while holding students accountable for insightful exchanges and high quality performance on assignments, and promoting active engagement in their own learning
  • Demonstrating Instructor Expertise: Effectively and consistently utilizes expertise in subject matter by providing personal experiences, connecting course knowledge to real-world examples. Enhances course content and resources to encourage student comprehension and application of course learning outcomes

Minimum Requirements:

  • Residence and eligibility to work in the United States
  • A Master’s Degree in Philosophy (sorry, related fields are not sufficient)
  • Work related experience in the area of your Master’s Degree
  • Proficiency in common internet tools, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Commitment to teaching in an online environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College level teaching experience
  • Doctorate degree in related field
  • Experience teaching in area of degree
  • Experience teaching in the online classroom
  • Experience teaching in “non-traditional” settings to students.

Education Requirements: 

If a degree or education credit minimum is required for the position, all education must be conferred by a regionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution. All candidates must provide proof of higher education (official transcripts) upon request.

Physical Requirements:

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use a telephone and computer. The employee may frequently interact with fellow employees and/or clients. The requirements of this job may be completed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Communication Skills: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos. The employee requires the ability to write effective and detailed correspondence and to effectively present information both in one-on-one and small group situations.

Mental Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to deal with stress associated with a fast-paced work environment and multiple priorities/tasks. The employee will be required to make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations, grasp and  apply new ideas, communicate with various personalities at all levels and have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions.

Work Environment:

During the remote work arrangement, employee agrees to continue abiding by Company policies and procedures, as outlined in the Bridgepoint Education Employee Handbook including its policies on Discrimination and Harassment, IT Resources and Communication Systems, Workplace Safety Policies, Confidentiality, Email and Internet usage, etc. Failure to follow Company policies may result in discipline, including termination of the employee’s remote working arrangement or employment.

The employee understands that he/she shall not undertake any other activity, including but not limited to household tasks and the care of another individual that could distract the employee from his/her duties while completing remote work.

The employee agrees to maintain a safe and secure work environment. The employee agrees to allow the Company access to assess the safety and security of the employee’s remote work environment, upon reasonable notice.

The employee agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the Company’s information by using electronic passwords and keeping hard copy files in a secured location. Employee agrees to not share his/her passwords to the Company’s systems or devices with anyone outside of the Company.  If any unauthorized access or disclosure occurs, the employee agrees to inform the Company immediately. Employee further agrees to maintain anti-virus software on any device(s) used to perform remote work. 

The employee agrees to report any work-related injuries to the manager at the earliest opportunity. The employee agrees to hold the Company harmless for injury to others at the remote workplace.

The employee agrees to use Company-owned equipment, records, and materials for purposes of Company business only, and to protect them against unauthorized or accidental access, use, modification, destruction, loss, theft, or disclosure. Incidental personal use shall not interfere with the use of the equipment for Company business. The employee agrees to report to the manager instances of loss, damage, or unauthorized access immediately.

The employee understands and agrees that all equipment, records, and materials provided by the Company shall remain the property of the Company.

Schedule A

Employee is expected to work his/her regular schedule, as noted above, and to be available as needed during business hours, which are generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Employee is expected to use accrued vacation and sick time in accordance with Ashford policy when he/she is not working his/her regular schedule and/or is not available during business hours. No deviations from this schedule are allowed on a week-to-week basis. Permanent change to remote schedules must be addressed and approved by the employee’s immediate manager. Employee’s work schedule is subject to change, based upon the business needs of the Employer.

Duties and Assignments: All duties that are required, as outlined in the employee’s job description, are expected to be completed from the remote location. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Participating in projects as assigned.
  • Meeting established deadlines.
  • Being available during business hours for support.
  • Participate in meetings via remote access.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The employee understands and agrees that her/his personal vehicle will not be used for University business unless specifically authorized by the manager.

The employee understands and agrees that he/she is responsible for tax consequences, if any, of this arrangement, and for conformance to any local ordinances or zoning regulations.

The employee understands and agrees that all obligations, responsibilities, terms and conditions of employment with the University remain unchanged.

The employee understands and agree that being provided this opportunity to work remotely does not guarantee that any such opportunity will be provided by Ashford in the future, beyond the terms provided herein.

Nothing in this arrangement alters the at-will nature of employee’s employment.

It is the policy of Ashford University to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, national origin or citizenship, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, and compensation.  In addition, Ashford University will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. 

Notice to Prospective Employees

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), prospective employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of Ashford University Annual Campus Security Report.  Find the most recent Campus Security & Fire Safety Report here. The report includes certain campus safety policies and statistics on reportable crimes and incidents that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings, and on public property immediately adjacent to campus or accessible from campus for three previous years.  The policies include campus security policies, crime prevention, and alcohol and drug use, and sexual assault, among others.  To obtain a paper copy of the report, please contact HumanResources@bpiedu.com.  

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://bridgepointeducation.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com...
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Contact name Brad Thames
Contact email
Contact phone 858.776.1997
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Time created July 12, 2019, 1:49pm EST
Scheduled expiry date January 26, 2020, 1:52pm PST
Last updated July 12, 2019, 1:49pm EST
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