CIMHS Department of Integrative Wellness Coaching Adjunct Faculty

Sep 06, 2019
Position Type
Institution Type

Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-09-05
Req: R0004031

Job Description:

Saybrook University is seeking an adjunct faculty member to join its College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences.

Under the direction of the Department Chair in Integrative Wellness Coaching, the faculty member will engage students through discussion and assignments as outlined in the course syllabi, provides students with substantive feedback, and responds to student questions and concerns in a timely manner. The instructor will also maintain communication with department administration, faculty, and students.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsive and timely communication with Department Chair
  • Residential/Educational Conferences
    • Present courses, workshops and/or course introductions at residential conferences (when assigned)
    • Attend occasional meetings (Faculty, Program, College, University) and Faculty trainings which could include Canvas, IRB, student record system, etc.
  • Mentoring Students
    • Actively support the socialization of students into the program and profession
  • Instruction, Course Development and Syllabus Review/Updating
    • Deliver high quality innovative campus and/or on-line courses that foster critical thinking
    • Ensure rigorous academic standards and quality aligned with program goals
    • Coordinate course offerings and catalog documentation
    • Design dynamic courses utilizing the latest developments and trends in classroom instruction and digital technology
  • Governance
    • Adjunct faculty may occasionally be contracted for governance activities
    • Maintain effective professional and community involvement and/or affiliations as ambassador for the university

Faculty Engagement

Adjunct Faculty members at Saybrook University are expected to be available and responsive to students. Adjunct Faculty engagement requirements include:

  • At a minimum, Adjunct Faculty are expected to interact with students in their online course at least three (3) times per week. Note: Substantive Faculty interactions with students may/often include (but not be limited to) methods such as email, phone, video teleconference, Residential Conference meetings.
  • Saybrook Adjunct Faculty are expected to respond to students by using their Saybrook email address (, Canvas inbox, or by phone within two (2) business days no matter where they are located.
  • In addition to scheduled student appointments, Adjunct Faculty are expected to post and provide two (2) hours of drop-in office hours via GTM a month. These time blocks should be no less than thirty (30) minutes each. Office hours can be offered during normal business hours.
  • Following through on Student inquiries and requests as it relates to academic progress.
  • Utilize University offered resources to maintain technology skills specific and appropriate to each program and process.
  • Adjunct Faculty will contact Students enrolled in their course within the first week of the new semester and prior to residential and educational conferences.
  • For individually mentored courses, Adjunct Faculty will schedule with each Student regular online and off-line communication.
  • For other course designs, Adjunct Faculty will demonstrate how they are engaging Students in a consistent and meaningful way across the semester or term.
  • Adjunct Faculty will return Student papers with feedback for assignments submitted through Canvas within the following guidelines (applicable to candidacy essays, MA theses/projects, and dissertations):
    • 1 week for work less than 5 pages in length
    • 2 weeks for work up to 25 pages in length
    • 3 weeks for work 26-50 pages in length
    • 4 weeks for work over 50 pages in length
  • Course papers must be graded according to the course evaluation deadline in the academic calendar.

Position Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree from regionally-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated scholarship and/or accomplishments in the field
  • Relevant supervision and teaching experience at the doctoral level, for instructors involved in dissertation research supervision of dissertation research
  • Commitment to multicultural and humanistic principles
  • Experience with ethnically diverse and/or other special populations
  • Some travel may be required
  • Coaching certificate from an ICF or NBCHW approved program required
  • Certification in coaching from the ICF, the BCC, and/or the NBCHW preferred

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of Saybrook University
  • Committed to excellence in teaching, practice, and research (experiences with on-line instruction is desirable)
  • Able to offer on-line instruction regarding topics and skills within his/her areas of expertise.
  • Coaching background.
  • Creates a sense of unity and common purpose and manages change effectively
  • Ability to build teams and effective working relationships
  • Promotes interdisciplinary work within and beyond the Department

Personal Attributes:

  • Critical thinker
  • Thinks strategically and works collaboratively
  • Affectively honest and open, with a high level of personal integrity
  • Communicates effectively
  • Consults with colleagues at all levels
  • Well organized and able to meet complex workload demands
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and multiculturalism in education and faculty employment.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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