Adjunct Instructor – Management Information Systems (Main Campus – St. Louis, MO)

Maryville University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryville University actively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in their fields and have a passion for teaching. Adjunct faculty are an integral part of the University’s learning community.

The John E. Simon School of Business is accepting applications for an academically/professionally qualified adjunct faculty member to teach a Principles of App Design course during the Fall 2022 semester. The course will be conducted face-to-face on our main campus and scheduled during regular business hours. Applicants would need to have reliable transportation as well as the flexibility to teach during the daytime.

Course Information
ISYS 120 - Principles of App Design

Description: The movement of more and more information to mobile applications and technology has changed the human perspective of the world and our interactions with each other. Understanding the design of apps and how to root them in real-world problems becomes an exercise. However, despite the new technology, foundational principles of design are held as a way to continuously improve on the design to produce a more engaging and effective experience. Storyboarding is a visual way of developing an application’s user interface prior to undergoing any development activities. Coupled with sketching, mockups, and prototypes, a person building an application can test and refine their ideas using less time and effort. This course serves as an introduction to the technique of storyboarding, including organizing a project’s content and arranging it in a visual format utilizing standard tools while holding to fundamental design principles in terms of color, layout, and typography. This course also aims to illustrate the benefits, consequences, and changes that have occurred and continue to occur as technology becomes more integrated in our lives.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
• Must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere.
• Teach assigned course as specified in the schedule and course contract.
• Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with the University’s mission, academic policies and procedures, expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).
• Prepare essential lesson plans, and assignments; develop course syllabus.
• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, assignments and deadlines, using available technology with Canvas.
• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectively deliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-world applications of concepts covered.
• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, class assignments, group projects, etc.
• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thorough manner.
• Establish office hours to provide additional assistance with student questions/concerns.
• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging in the course.
• Additional duties, as assigned, will vary based on course(s) taught.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Interactive Design, Graphic Design or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
• Experience with at least two of the following: Canva, Adobe Suite, Sketch, Balsamiq.
• Willingness and ability to learn new academic technology and engaged pedagogy to facilitate student learning.
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctorate with at least 15 graduate hours in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
• Teaching experience and relevant experience in the field.

Physical Demands

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants would need to have reliable transportation as well as the flexibility to teach during the daytime on our main campus.

While the School of Business is searching for a qualified applicant to teach the specified course during the Fall 2022 semester, the department is also using this posting to build a qualified pool of instructors to fill teaching needs as they arise.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

Advertised: February 16, 2022
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