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Lecturer for King's Online

Employer
The King's College
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time
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The King’s College (NYC) is seeking a pool of qualified faculty able to serve as online instructors during an 8-week term, beginning January 24, 2022 with new academic terms beginning each subsequent month. Faculty are expected to possess a terminal degree in their field of instruction and must be able to affirm and willing to teach in accordance with the College’s statement of faith.


Disciplines of anticipated need in early 2022: Business, Economics, English/Writing, History, Literature, Philosophy (esp. logic, philosophy of science), Politics (esp. political theory, American government), and Religion (esp. Christian worldview, Old Testament, New Testaments).

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
The instructor will guide students through the learning experience for the assigned class and is responsible to present (asynchronously, using pre-existing materials) and explain course material, spur discussion or other student participation, grade assignments in a timely manner, and, in general, engage in regular and substantive interaction with students throughout the term. Must be able to affirm and willing to teach in accordance with the College’s Statement of Faith.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensure that the course syllabus is complete and accurate, includes instructor details, and conforms to the general syllabus standards and requirements given by the Provost’s Office and to the master online syllabus for the course being taught.
• Ensure that the LMS course shell is correctly set up for the term (Confirm that dates are correct, exam and quiz settings are correct, etc.), including an instructor- and term-specific welcome video and introductory email.
• Set performance expectations and provide guidance to students as they take the course.
• Engage all students in regular and substantive interaction over the course of the term.
• Post a weekly announcement to students, including a summary of the course material to be covered that week and a list of graded assignments due that week.
• Initiate, facilitate, moderate, and participate in online discussion forums. Engage current events as appropriate.
• Grade assignments (quizzes, tests, papers, etc.) in accordance with master course rubrics, provide performance feedback, and respond to student inquiries in a timely manner.
• Keep course gradebook records up-to-date throughout the term and submit final grade data to the Registrar in a timely manner.
• Provide timely feedback to students’ questions and concerns (within 24-48 hours unless lecturer has warned students that he/she will be unreachable for a certain period of time), referring students to technical support as needed.
• Hold office hours for a minimum of 4 hours per week per course; require all students to meet synchronously with the lecturer at least twice each term or institute a comparable plan for regular synchronous contact with students.
• Monitor student attendance and participation in the class according to the TKC online attendance policy.
• Track and monitor the academic success of each of the students and intervene as necessary, including putting struggling students in touch with academic support staff and providing tutoring support.
• Enforce course deadlines and other administrative policies.
• Complete assigned training in online pedagogy and use of the LMS.
• Communicate course revision suggestions to Program Chair, the course Master Professor, and Instructional Designer for review.
• Be attentive and responsive to communication from Program Chair, course Master Professor, Academic Affairs staff, and other College administration.
• Utilize other best practices in online teaching methods as communicated by Academic Affairs staff and administration.
• Operate in a collegial and constructive manner with other.


ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
• Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in instructional discipline (preferred)
• Experience in online instruction (preferred)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills
• Willingness to work in an accelerated learning format and to work online with students on a daily basis
• Access to a personal computer with reliable high-speed internet

PHYSICAL DEMANDS &WORK ENVIORNMENT:
General office environment; mental concentration normal plus periods of concentrated attention (2-4 hours).

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV, which should include any online teaching experience, an affirmation of the statement of faith, and references. A full job description is available on The King's College website.

 

 

 

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