Course Developer/Adjunct Instructor – Energy Science

St. Louis, MO, Remote
Sep 10, 2020
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Course Developer/Adjunct Instructor – Energy Science

Job no: 492432
Work type: Adjunct
Location: St. Louis, MO, Remote
Categories: Adjunct, College of Arts & Sciences

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

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

The College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for an academically qualified adjunct faculty member to develop an online version of:

SCI 132 - Energy and Our World
Course Description: This course will survey the significant chemical and physical concepts related to energy usage. An initial introduction to energy mechanics and the laws of thermodynamics, applied to ‘real-world’ situations is given. Present modes of energy generation and usage will be discussed and related to environmental considerations. Significant time will be spent with an assessment of energy sources. These include fossil fuel, solar, nuclear, geothermal and biomass sources.

Course Learning Outcomes:
1. Discuss the technical, social, legal, and policy contexts of all energy resources, including present and unconventional fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewable resources.
2. Understand the influence of energy on quality of life and human civilization
3. Look at the role energy plays in political strategies and environmental quality
4. Examine past and current U.S. energy policies and how energy needs have shaped U.S. relations with other countries
5. Compares U.S. energy policies to that of other countries in the world
6. Understand basic thermodynamics and energy analysis
7. Examine resources, technologies and infrastructure for electricity and transportation

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
• Develop SCI-132 as an online course partnering with the Learning Design Team and the College of Arts and Sciences
• After successful completion of course development, 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 learning objectives, lesson plans, and assignments. Develop course syllabus.
• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.
• 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 (with 24-36 hrs.).
• 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.

Minimum Qualifications

• Masters in Chemistry, Physics, Sustainability, Environmental Science, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Sustainability, Environmental Science, or a related field
• Online teaching experience and/or online course development

Physical Demands

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

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

Teaching philosophy, letter of professional interest indicating area(s) of focus and approach to meeting the responsibilities outlined above for the chosen position, curriculum vitae, and 3-5 professional references must be attached to complete the application process.

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: September 09, 2020
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