Job ID: 2012-31910
# Positions: 1
Posted Date: 1/24/2013
Division: DeVry University
Employment Type: Temporary Part-Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
About DeVry Inc.:
About DeVry Inc.
DeVry's purpose is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry (NYSE: DV, member S&P 500 Index) is a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced Academics, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University, and Ross University Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. These institutions offer a wide array of programs in business, healthcare and technology. DeVry’s institutions serve students in secondary through postsecondary education and professionals in accounting and finance.
This position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate Economics courses. The qualified Instructor will teach Economics which includes a variety of tasks such as: developing new strategies to teach the course, preparing handouts, exams and assignments and maintaining positive classroom relationships with students
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develops strategies to teach the course content for the entire term including instructional objectives, assignments, textbooks, weight of grades and delivery methods.
- Develops and provides to students an approved DeVry University syllabus that follows a template established by the local campus, which includes terminal course objectives.
- Organizes, prepares and regularly revises/updates all course materials.
- Uses appropriate technological options for online technologies and appropriate course related software, including websites, e-mail and online discussions for preparing the course and making it accessible to students.
- Models exceptional verbal and written communication.
- Organizes and sequences topics in a logical progression and paces the delivery to meet the needs of the class.
- Utilizes educational technology (such as PowerPoint, remote access to syllabi and grades, classroom projection systems, online courses or course components with interactive capabilities) to enhance learning.
- Establishes positive classroom relationships with students by being actively engaged in the classroom and lab. Provides opportunities for in-class discussions and questions and displays enthusiasm about the students, the subject matter, and the learning process.
- Incorporates higher-level learning (i.e. application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation) by giving students opportunities to develop information literacy and problem-solving skills, and by connecting their current study to lab assignments and previous/future study in the related disciplines.
- Sets clear expectations for the course by publishing assignment/exam dates and the weight distribution of various evaluation categories.
- Ensures that the content and level of material included on exams has been adequately covered in class.
- Designs assignments and tests to conform to the objectives of the Curriculum Guide.
- Strives for consistency and fairness in preparation and grading of exams and provides timely feedback to students.
- Treats all DeVry employees and students with respect and fairness, impartial to race, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or ethnic origin.
- Treats students’ academic needs seriously by being accessible for academic consultation before or after class, via phone or e-mail.
- Creates an interactive classroom environment.
- Creates an atmosphere of mutual respect in the classroom by avoiding inappropriate comments or jokes that refer to any individual, social group, the university, company, or competitor.
- Adheres to University policies regarding disciplinary problems, including plagiarism or cheating.
- Abides by Company and University policies.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Economics is required. PhD preferred.
Minimum of 2 years teaching at the post-secondary level is preferred.
Business or industry experience is required for most programs.
Must have required subject matter expertise and outstanding communication skills.
Must have excellent motivational and instructional skills in a diverse and non-traditional environment.
Must be able to facilitate diverse groups.
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.