eSpelman Online Instructor-Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

Position Information

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eSpelman Online Instructor-Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

Area of Study

Entrepreneurship Certificate Program


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About the College

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education.

Position Description

eSpelman is currently accepting applications to teach online courses for the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program, which is offered in partnership with the Center for Black Entrepreneurship. Adjunct positions are available throughout the year.
Under the general guidance of the eSpelman Online Program Director, the Adjunct Faculty member leverages industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of the eSpelman Online Certificate programs. Adjunct Faculty members’ duties include teaching courses in their certificate program, advising adult students, contributing to course assessment and quality improvement. Adjunct Faculty members might also be invited to design courses specifically for minority entrepreneurs and women.

eSpelman is committed to educating working adults and empowering them with the knowledge to succeed in an array of in-demand professional fields. The eSpelman online certificate programs enroll students of all genders and backgrounds, extending the magic of Spelman College as the No. 1 HBCU beyond the campus gate.

Specific Courses to be Taught:
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Strategies for Start-up and Entrepreneurial Growth
  • Branding and Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Finance for Entrepreneurs

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Teach courses in the assigned discipline by adapting teaching, advising, and coaching methodologies for working adult learners and communicating subject matter clearly and effectively.
  • Provide constructive and timely feedback to assist students in achieving completion of course objectives and learning outcomes.
  • Motivate students to actively participate in all aspects of the educational process.
  • Engage students in building a supportive online learning community.
  • Assist in conducting course review, student learning outcomes assessment, and program review.
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participating in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, serving in statewide committees or professional organizations, conducting research projects, publishing scholarly works, etc.
  • Participate in eSpelman hosted meetings, orientations, training, etc., and stay engaged with the Spelman community.
  • Meet record keeping obligations on time in accordance with eSpelman policies, e.g. grades, attendance, reports, etc.
  • Perform other duties as outlined within teaching agreement.

Required Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate discipline (e.g., business, management, and economics) at the time of application.
  • Demonstrated ability in business acumen, planning, innovation, creativity and collaboration. Skill in the use of computers for business applications and analysis. Knowledge of the role of business in today’s society, current organizational structures, management philosophies and processes as well as new and emerging business trends.
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with students, faculty, and staff in a higher education setting.
  • Proficient and functional knowledge of Canvas, video conferencing and other educational technologies, MS Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Four (4) years of work experience in business ownership/management positions, which include increasing levels of responsibility. Or strong record of service achievements evidenced by, for example, previous experience leading or supporting an entrepreneurship center, advising and/or mentoring entrepreneurs, and building business partnerships.
  • A professional certification or license in an area related to the teaching discipline.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented.
Require Application Materials:

· Online Application
· CV/resume
· Cover letter
· Two reference letters

This position will remain open indefinitely to build a viable pool of applicants, to be considered for upcoming terms offered during the spring and fall semesters. The terms are as follows:
Term 1: Jan 24 to Mar 5
Term 2: Apr 4 to Jun 3
Term 3: Aug 7 to Oct 8
Term 4: Oct 17 to Dec 16

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Any correspondence regarding the position or your application will be relayed to you by our Faculty Affairs Team. Please do not reach out to any department faculty regarding the position or status of your application. We appreciate your interest and consideration.

EEO Statement

Spelman College is an EEO /Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus

Deadline to Receive Letter(s) of Reference

COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts (unofficial)
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