Course Developer/Adjunct Instructor – Economic Sustainability

Job no: 492466
Work type: Adjunct
Location: Remote
Categories: College of Arts & Sciences

Posting Details

Advertised: January 14, 2021
Applications close:

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:

SUST 220 - Economics of Sustainability
This course provides a broad overview of sustainability topics and how they affect today’s business climate. This course focuses on specific consumer products and services and how the social and environmental impact of their organizations.

Course Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will understand trends in sustainability for business organizations
2. Students will analyze the social and environmental impact of sustainable products and organizations in modern society
3. Students will delve into the historical context of sustainability
4. Students will apply economic principles to the allocation of environmental goods and services
5. Students will understand the environment effects and the adaptation to environmental change.
6. Students will understand the pros and cons of developing and deploying environmentally sustainable practices into their business
7. Students will analyze the effects of sustainability on key aspects of business i.e. supply chain, marketing, finances, etc.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
• Develop SUST-220 as an online course partnering with the Learning Design Team, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Business
• 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 Economics or MBA with comparable Experience
• Background/experience with Sustainability

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD
• 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.

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