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Adjunct Prof. Elementary/Secondary Education

Employer
Kentucky State University
Location
Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 6, 2024

Job Details

TITLE: Adjunct Professor of Elementary &/or Secondary Education

DEPARTMENT: College of Agriculture, Community, and the Sciences

REPORTS TO: Chair of School of Education, Human Development, and Consumer Sciences

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD 2024

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: 9 Month (Non-Tenured Track)

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: The Adjunct Professor of Elementary or Secondary Education in the School of Education, Human Development, and Consumer Sciences is a 9-month non-tenure-track position at Kentucky State University. The successful candidate will have a degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in education with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the areas of elementary or secondary education. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the area of elementary or secondary education. The adjunct will also participate in curriculum development, and mentor students in research projects, and service-related duties as assigned. A strong commitment to diversity is essential.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Adjunct professor is a 9-month non-tenure-track position at Kentucky State University. The successful candidate will have a degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in elementary or secondary education with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in elementary or secondary education, or a similar field. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses and possibly some graduate courses, participate in curriculum development, mentor students in research projects, and service-related duties as assigned. Instruction may include the area of elementary education but may include instruction in secondary education or special education courses. A strong commitment to diversity is essential. Priority will be given to candidates with proven prior university teaching experience implementing cutting-edge instructional technologies to promote student problem-solving skills within campus laboratory and Blackboard distance learning environments. The position must maintain current instructional certifications appropriate to the field or discipline. The successful candidate is expected to help recruit potential students, collaborate with colleagues, assist in curriculum development, and support the HBCU mission.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses, in the area of elementary education, but may include instruction in secondary education or master of special education courses.
  • Provide effective individual, small group, or whole class instruction, using a variety of techniques, as appropriate for assignment and instructional mode;
  • Develop appropriate course materials, such as assignments, activities, and assessments to meet course objectives and program standards
  • Prepare syllabus and paperwork in accordance with department standards and campus requirements;
  • Evaluate student work, assign grades, and maintain grading records
  • Develop an online learning platform via Blackboard that meets university standards for each course to meet the needs of our students
  • Be willing to participate in the online teacher training platform, ACUE
  • The position must maintain current instructional certifications appropriate to the field or discipline.
  • Assist in mentoring of students.
  • Participate in curriculum development and review.
  • Serve on committees for professional associations.
  • Mentor students engaged in applied research projects.
  • Although this is primarily a teaching position, the candidate may develop research proposals, conduct some research, analyze research results, and publish results in the area of Education.
  • Other related duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Chair or Dean
OTHER DUTIES:
  • The position will conduct other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Doctoral (EdD or Ph.D.), degree is preferred but will consider a Master’s, in Elementary or Secondary Education, or a similar field. The successful candidate must have a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, with a strong background in elementary or secondary education, with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in this area. Current inappropriate certifications and/or equivalent in the field of instruction.

Licensing and Certifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
  • Experience teaching students in a college or university setting
  • Experience teaching students in a K-12 setting
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience teaching online.
  • Ability to work effectively with students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Experience with multiple approaches to teaching and learning, such as incorporating a variety of technologies into the classroom, teaching online or hybrid classes, or using other innovative techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to a variety of teaching situations, including a wide range of student preparedness, backgrounds, and life experiences.
  • Ability to work effectively with supervisors, colleagues, staff and students as part of an educational team.
  • A strong commitment to diversity is essential.
  • Experience with instructing special education students in a collaborating classroom
  • Excellent verbal, listening, problem-solving, critical thinking, team, leadership and writing skills.
  • Proven prior university teaching experience implementing cutting-edge instructional technologies to promote student problem solving skills within campus laboratory and Blackboard distance learning environments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in the university setting.
  • Ability to work under deadlines.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Basic office and classroom activities.
Internal Candidates are Encouraged to Apply

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa

KENTUCKY STATE UNVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

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