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Full Time Philosophy Instructor (EXPIRED)

General Education, Western Governors University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Critical Thinking and Logic
AOS categories History of Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 3
Organization's reference number philosophyjob
Location Remote work
Organization based in Utah, Salt Lake City, United States
Start date January 2023
Job description
  • Student learning is the primary responsibility of WGU faculty. Instructors are subject matter experts who teach and support a caseload of students enrolled in their assigned course(s). Instructors offer specialized instruction on topics in their course(s) aligned with best practices, as well as monitor and support student progress in competency development and course completion. They are responsive to learner needs and vary the type, length, method, and intensity of instruction best matched to the learner’s strengths and goals. Using technology, Instructors may interact with students in both group and one-on-one settings. Instructors collaborate with other instructional and program faculty serving the students in their course to ensure continuity and quality of support.

    Time Expectations:
    Full-Time Instructors are expected to work approximately 40 hours per week, but on occasion it may vary, depending on needs of the assigned group of learners.

    Compensation Expectations:
    This role is paid a biweekly salary. The salary compensation is intended to cover all hours worked each week. This role is not eligible for overtime pay.
  • Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Acts as a steward for carrying out WGU’s mission and strategic vision by demonstrating effective and consistent commitment to learner-centered, competency-based educational support.
    • Responsible to monitor the course progress of an assigned group of learners in their course(s) and proactively offer support at key points of the student journey.
    • Provides expertise in assigned content area and maintains current knowledge in their field.
    • Fosters student learning through innovative, effective teaching practices.
    • Responds with urgency to meet student needs and communicates professionally and respectfully with students and all other members of the WGU community.
    • Offers timely support and outreach to students, including meeting service level agreements as outlined by their department.
    • Uses technology-based teaching and communication platforms to aid students in the development of competencies.
    • Collaborates with other professionals within the university to promote a positive, student-obsessed atmosphere.
    • Participates in all required training activities.
    • Responds with urgency to changing requirements, priorities, and short deadlines.
    • Consistently exhibits WGU Leadership Principles.
    • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as the position evolves.

    Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

    • Demonstrated ability to customize instructional support for learners with a variety of needs and educational backgrounds.
    • Must demonstrate technological competency: Proficiency in Microsoft Office (or similar) applications, virtual instructional platforms, and student management systems.
    • Extraordinary customer service orientation.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with ability to present information clearly, concisely, and accurately; friendly, persuasive speaking and writing style.
    • Well organized - conscientious and thorough with detail.
    • Ability to use data to make decisions.
    • Strong understanding, acceptance, adherence and promotion of the tenets of competency-based education in the WGU model.


    Organizational or Student Impact:

    • Accountable for decisions that impact individual students.
    • Creates or facilitates learning experiences that support students’ attainment of knowledge and skills.
    • With specific guidance from senior faculty and program leaders, acts independently in executing teaching practice.

    Problem Solving & Decision Making:

    • Works on diverse matters of limited complexity.
    • Receives general direction from their immediate supervisor or manager.
    • Effectively utilizes resources to address student concerns and inquiries.
    • Supports student needs to help them achieve course or program outcomes at the individual student level.
    • Follows university and department established policies and best practices.

    Communication & Influence:

    • Communicates with students as appropriate to support student questions and needs.
    • Communicates with fellow faculty members as appropriate within and outside of the department.
    • Provides feedback regarding discipline and practice leadership.

    Leadership & Talent Management

    • Serves as a contributing and collegial member of teams.
    • Adheres to learning and operational quality guidance and instructions.
    • Supports initiatives within the area of specialty.
    • Displays a positive attitude toward change and supports change management practices.

    Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Ph.D in Philosophy (any area of specialty) . Education must be from an accredited institution. Education is verified.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience providing student support and instruction.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse learner profiles.
    • Ability to work a student-friendly schedule (evenings/weekends).

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with distance education and distance learning students is preferred.

    This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week.

    Ability to work a student-friendly schedule (evenings/weekends). This position will work the Tues-Saturday schedule (6 hours on Sat and minimum of 2 evenings during the week).

    Disclaimer: This Job Description has been designed to indicate the general nature, essential duties, and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It does not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications that are required of the employee to do this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This Job Description does not constitute a contract of employment and the University may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://wgu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hom...
Hard deadline February 16, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information http://www.wgu.edu
Contact name Renee Winfield
Contact email
Contact phone 3854284963
Time created December 16, 2022, 5:16pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 16, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Expired on February 18, 2023, 12:46am EST
Last updated April 20, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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