Part-Time Instructional Faculty - Master of Computer Information
NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity,
vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by
delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and
Northern Arizona University serves almost 30,000 students. We are a
vibrant community, with 21,000 students in Flagstaff—the home of
our largest campus—and the remainder online or at our 20+ statewide
locations. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus
education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for
students to earn degrees.
Committed to an inclusive university environment, NAU has all the
benefits of a large institution with a personal touch. We carefully
balance teaching, scholarship, and service for faculty members.
Supporting our core value of student-centrism, NAU's faculty
members promote learning and help students reach academic
Flagstaff is an outdoorsy mountain town with four seasons and a
thriving cultural scene. Located at 7,000 feet, Flagstaff houses
70,000 people and sits at the base of the sacred San Francisco
For more about inclusive excellence at NAU, visit the Center for Inclusive Excellence and
About the Position
This is a part-time, non-benefit eligible
***This position is subject to the availability of funding. The
incumbent is not eligible for Service Professional non-renewal
notice, or Classified Staff layoff or recall status.***
Personalized Learning (PL) incorporates innovative teaching and
learning methods. Administered by NAU Online, PL differs from, but
complements, the traditional classroom-based academic model, with
the goal for students to achieve deeper learning through a
personalized approach of multiple, hybrid and more effective
learning methods and modalities and within timeframes that best
meet the students' needs. Our model combines best learning
practices from the educational field to ensure competency,
including: shared and open-source content; varying delivery modules
such as video and simulations; faculty-led mentorships and
tutoring; and customized instruction. Tuition is based on length of
time rather than by course or credit hours, providing a financial
incentive to the student to complete their degree in a timely or
- Coordinates with Disability Resources about students requiring
- Maintains and communicates regular hours of availability for
synchronous student interaction.
- Develops a strong understanding of available problem-solving
resources by collaborating with NAU student services staff.
- Maintains electronic and academic student files and records,
such as email and Salesforce, documenting all pertinent student
- Supports curricular assignments determined by Faculty Program
- Collaborates with Instructional Designers.
- Review disciplinary curriculum, design, and evaluation.
- Identify the learning outcomes and ensure that they are aligned
- Identify and create learning resources to support course
materials and student learning.
- Develops rubrics for evaluations and assessment Monitoring of
instructional materials to ensure sound academic practices.
- Ensures that materials are accessible (Section508ADA) and
usable for all learners.
- Maintains functioning links and ensures currency course
- Part-time (19 hours per week; less than 49% FTE); no benefits
- Remote duty station; workspace and equipment not provided
- Position reports to PL Chair and collaborates with Faculty
Program Coordinator in academic discipline
- Position requires extensive use of technology; candidate must
be comfortable working and communicating in an online
- This position requires ability to meet regularly via web-based
conferencing and/or via telephone, and periodically in-person at a
campus location for team meetings
- A letter of interest, resume, and contact information for
three professional references must be included with the online
application to be considered for the position
- Masters or Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited
university in Information Technology, Computer Science, Data
Science, IT project Management, Information Security or closely
- Communicating predominately in Mandarin, facilitates
instruction and assesses student learning outcomes in courses and
lessons aligned to area of expertise.
- Experience in online or competency-based programs.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Willingness to serve as an active member of a remote academic
- Ability to communicate effectively in English and
- Strong communication skills, especially working with students
and colleagues remotely.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Exceptional customer service skills.
- Ability to predict and proactively answer anticipated
- Commitment to student accessibility.
- Innovative problem-solving.
- Skilled in online academic technology.
- Ability to interact effectively with faculty and students from
diverse cultural backgrounds, ages, and experience levels.
- Detail oriented; timely follow up with student inquiries and
- Ability to tutors in areas of expertise.
- Ability to provide high-touch assessment feedback.
- Advocates for resolution of student issues.
- Ability to work non-standard hours, if needed to support
Compensation & Benefits
- Anticipated hourly range is $27 - $29 per hour.
- This is a part-time, non-benefit eligible position.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the
following: a criminal background investigation, an employment
history verification and a degree verification (in some cases)
prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a
fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the
state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal
E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new
employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year
Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report
. The report is a result
of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery
reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed
calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU
uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report
crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the
Fire Safety Report
is combined with the Annual
Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this
campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire
safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing
and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you
would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the
NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the
department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship
for this position.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or
compensatory time for additional time worked.
Submit Your Application
Vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications received before
August 17, 2023
, will receive full
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at
the end of the job description (if viewing this position through
the NAU HR website). Otherwise, to view the original post and to
apply, proceed to nau.jobs
, follow the 'Current Openings' link, locate
, and then "Apply" at the bottom of
Application must include (saved as PDF and/or Word
- a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for
- a curriculum vitae; and
- names and contact information for three references.
Please do not include any other documents.
If you need assistance completing your application there are
instructions available on the HR website
or in person in the Human Resources
Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner
of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact
the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, DR@nau.edu
, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps,
and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
To apply, visit https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=607346&PostingSeq=1