Full-time Instructional Faculty, Principles of CompositionSouth University Pittsburgh, PA, 1250 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of AmericaReq #727 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 What's next for you is the first priority for us!With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University located in Savannah, GA is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. This position supports South University’s Online Student Support Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students’ skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning. Visit www.southuniversity.edu
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Tuition Assistant Program
Long/Short Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program
Generous Paid Time Off
12 Paid Holidays
* includes domestic partner coveragePOSITION SUMMARY:
The Full-time Instructor/Instructional Faculty provides teaching and instruction to South University students. This is a remote position supporting South Online students that requires extensive student contact and engagement attending to students as needed including evenings and weekends. Instructional Faculty collaborate with other faculty and staff members to achieve an excellentoverall experience for every student. In addition to the primary responsibility of teaching, full-time instructors serve as subject matter experts within their assigned discipline. This is a remote faculty position.
KEY JOB ELEMENTS:Teaches assigned courses within the qualified disciplineEnsures consistent achievement of effective student outcomes in course success, persistence, retention, and overall graduation. Maintains a high level of engagement with each studentProvides and obtains exemplary instructional support for studentsServes as a course content expertMaintains courses to ensure learning, currency and persistence goalsEnsures prompt resolutions of academic concerns for studentsCoordinates often and effectively with student graduation support teamParticipates in regular remote meetings and faculty development opportunitiesOther responsibilities as assigned by the academic leadershipREQUIREMENTS:
The successful South University Full-time Instructor must be passionate for and gifted in supporting students in their learning needs. Achieves high student course success and persistence rates. Education and/or Experience:Faculty Teaching Undergraduate and/or Certificate Courses should
Possess a terminal degree or master’s degree in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university orPossess a terminal degree or master’s degree in any field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university orPossess the highest degree in the teaching discipline/field with a certification or license and a minimum of two years’ experience in the teaching discipline/field.Possess experience teaching at the college/university level (preferred) Faculty Teaching Graduate CoursesPossess a terminal degree in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university orPossess a terminal degree in any field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university orPossess the highest degree in the teaching discipline/field with a certification or license and a minimum of five years’ experience in the teaching discipline/field.Possess experience teaching at the college/university level (preferred) Motivator-The ability to inspire students to learn and to do the work necessary to successfully complete the courseEnglish Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammarAcademic Processes - Knowledge of university guidelines, course descriptions, and academic terminologyClerical - Knowledge of office administrative procedures, primarily managing files and recordsComputer - Knowledge of basic computer processes including word processing, web browsing, and Microsoft Office including basic skills in Microsoft ExcelTechnical Knowledge and Application-Willingness to apply extensive use of video in course instruction, including self-madeMathematics - Knowledge of basic mathematicsCritical Thinking - Uses logic and reasoning to look at different types of information in order to make conclusions and work through problemsResearch - Locates key facts and information in order to learn more about different types of informationInterpersonal Skills - Communicates and interacts with people effectively while being aware of social perceptionsTime Management - Manages one’s own time to accomplish assigned tasksAttention to Detail - Thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task ensuring all aspects are reviewedWritten Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writingWritten Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentencesOral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understandSelective Attention (Focus) - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distractedOrganizational Skills-The ability to organize large amounts of information and tasks
ENVIRONMENT:The individual must be able to travel out of the local area with an occasional overnight stay to participate in selected conferences and meetings. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements include ability to adjust focus and close vision. South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.
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