The Center for Early Education & Development (CEED), College of Education and Human Development, continually accepts resumes for online teaching positions that may become available during the academic year or summer sessions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses for individuals who seek professional development in a variety of early childhood topic areas, such as: introduction to infant mental health, bridging early childhood education and infant mental health, relationship-based teaching, working with parents possessing special considerations, infant through preschool movement, premature babies, supporting infant and parent relationships, pregnancy and birth.
Applications are reviewed as openings occur, and individual applicants are invited to interview when their skills or areas of expertise match an opening. These are temporary, non-tenured, Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) positions, paid on a per course basis, and appointed as either Teaching Specialist (BA or MA) or Lecturer (PhD). Typically these appointments are arranged semester by semester and employment is contingent upon the course meeting its enrollment target. This posting is designed to establish a "pool" of instructors. Applications will not be acknowledged, but will be reviewed when such openings occur throughout the academic year.
Deliver course content via Moodle, an online learning platform. Course delivery and facilitation includes: conducting real-time chat sessions via Moodle or conference calls; monitoring and responding to online discussion forums; and the possibility of recording voice and/or video to accompany weekly PowerPoint modules.
Work in a timely fashion with online course manager to update syllabus and provide any updated course materials and links on an as-needed basis.
Evaluate student performance.
Grade student materials, including exams, papers and final projects.
Respond to student inquiries on a timely basis and consult with students as necessary.
Provide required information to CEED staff and follow up with students as needed following final week of course.
Course Preparation (15%)
Complete orientation and training to subject matter.
Meet with appropriate faculty and staff and gather information as needed.
Master's Degree and experience relevant to the teaching assignment required for appointment as Teaching Specialist.
Doctorate or terminal degree and experience for an appointment as Lecturer.
Extensive knowledge of course content area.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Capacity to work cooperatively with others within the center, college and university.
Strong record of teaching, training, coaching or mentoring.
Experience with online instruction.
Strong understanding of curriculum concepts and processes.
Internal Number: 336540
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