Widener University’s Center for Extended Learning is currently seeking highly qualified adjunct faculty to teach in the Organizational Development & Leadership BS & MA program.
Part-time adjunct faculty may instruct 1 or 2 courses each semester on an “as needed” basis.
Courses available for adjunct staffing are offered in online, hybrid and evening formats.
Adjunct faculty are expected to teach to the designated syllabus, provide support and guidance to students; facilitate on-line or campus based courses and respond to student needs in a timely fashion; develop strategies to teach the course for the entire semester or session, use the course syllabus, objectives, and curriculum; meet the university's academic standards; organize and prepare course materials for facilitation; utilize educational technology to engage students and enhance learning; connect students' current study to real-world applications; demonstrate consistency and fairness in the preparation and grading of assignments; provide timely feedback to students; maintain students' grade book and complete final grades by the deadline.
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Complete applications are to include a cover letter that identifies preferred courses, C.V. and contact information for three professional references. This is a pooled position from which Adjunct will be hired. As openings occur, applicants will be hired from this pool.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teaching to the designated syllabus.
- Providing support and guidance to students.
- Facilitating campus based or on-line courses and responding to student needs in a timely fashion.
- Developing strategies to teach the course for the entire semester or session, using the WU syllabus provided, objectives, and curriculum.
- Meeting the university's academic standards.
- Organizing and preparing course materials for facilitation.
- Utilizing experiential learning, action learning, and educational technology to engage students and enhance learning.
- Connecting students' current study to real-world applications.
- Demonstrating consistency and fairness in the preparation and grading of assignments, and providing timely feedback to students.
- Utilize rubrics for grading where relevant.
- Maintaining students' grade book, and completing final grades by the deadline.
- Utilize the LMS for all course instruction, grading, student contact
- Meeting by phone or in person with Associate Dean each semester.
- Master's Degree in Training and Development, Organization Development, Business, Organizational Behavior or a related field.
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. in related fields, previous teaching experience, and familiarity with online learning, hybrid formats and experiential learning methods.
- Experience with Canvas Learning Management System
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
- Online courses require ongoing access to computer and the internet.
- Requires ability to communicate by computer and reading a computer screen.
Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.
Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive University, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law School located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the University, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.