Present Position Number:
PT Instruct/LecturerPosition Title:
Adjunct Faculty (Section Leaders) Pool – Online MSBA – Business AnalyticsUnit Mission Statement:
The mission of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary is to serve the Commonwealth, the nation, and the global community both by offering high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels and by creating and communicating new knowledge.Position Summary:
The Center for Online Learning at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary is recruiting a pool of adjunct faculty (Section Leaders) to lead one or more 7.5-week course sections within the Online Master of Science in Business Analytics (OMSBA) program.
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Online MSBA program at William & Mary is designed to help pioneering professionals embrace the power of data science and evolve their expertise in business. The program blends technical rigor with the strategic business insights students need to communicate productively with stakeholders. The curriculum revolves around four dynamic pillars: business acumen; math modeling; computing technologies, and communicating with impact. Please visit the following website to learn more about the Online MSBA program at William & Mary: https://online.mason.wm.edu/msbaSection Leaders serve a vital role within the Online MSBA program and are valued members of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the William & Mary community.
Under the supervision of the Master Teacher, Section Leaders facilitate their assigned course section(s) by posting course announcements, engaging in discussion boards, offering weekly office hours, responding to student inquiries, monitoring student progress, grading student assignments, and providing students with substantive, timely feedback. Section Leaders are provided with professional learning opportunities and are invited to attend on-campus events.
Position duties include:
- Maintain frequent and open communication with William & Mary faculty and staff through email, mail, telephone, and any other medium deemed appropriate.
- Complete online instructor orientation and technology training before teaching online for the Mason School and complete continuing training each year after.
- Complete all training and paperwork required by William & Mary and/or the Mason School.
- Review and follow university, school, and program policies.
- Review course syllabus, content, activities, and assignments prior to the term start date.
- Coordinate course activities with the Master Teacher.
- Adhere to the course design, instructional and grading guidelines, and due dates.
- Post a Welcome announcement the first day the course opens to students that includes a brief introduction, your contact information, office hours details, and course expectations.
- Post a minimum of two weekly announcements communicating upcoming deadlines and other relevant information.
- Respond to student inquiries within 24 hours.
- Provide students with timely, personalized, and substantive feedback on graded assignment submissions.
- Grade assignments and exams in a timely manner based on the instructions/rubrics provided by the Master Teacher (48 – 72 hours).
- Introduce yourself and respond to each student’s first-level (primary) post in the M0: Introduce Yourself discussion forum during the first week of the course.
- Monitor and participate in weekly discussion boards.
- Offer weekly virtual office hours for individual or group consultation and communicate this information through announcements and the course calendar.
- Monitor student progress and notify the Master Teacher and Student Success Coordinator(s) when a student is unresponsive or at risk of failing.
- Contact the Master Teacher with Honor Code policy questions, concerns, and/or suspected violations.
- Meet weekly with the Master Teacher during regularly scheduled calls throughout the course.
- Submit final grades to the Master Teacher according to William & Mary and Mason School grading policies and the Online Programs calendar.
- Submit Section Leader end-of-semester feedback and reflection form.
Section Leaders typically spend 15 to 20 hours per week on the duties listed above.Required Qualifications:
Please make sure your cover letter and CV clearly indicate how you meet the following required qualifications:
- Master’s degree in business/data analytics, computer science, industrial engineering, information systems, information technology, operations management, operations research, or a closely related field.
- Significant expertise and relevant professional and/or instructional experience in business/data analytics, computer science, industrial engineering, information systems, information technology, operations management, operations research, or a closely related field.
- Experience providing instruction to adult learners in an academic or corporate setting.
- Demonstrated excellence in communicating and collaborating in digital environments.
- Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment for a diverse student population.
- Demonstrated commitment to upholding William & Mary’s historic reputation for academic excellence and innovation.
Please make sure your cover letter and CV clearly indicate whether you meet any of the preferred qualifications:
Conditions of Employment:
- Doctoral degree directly related to the discipline.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching adult learners in a professional degree program.
- Experience providing online instruction.
- Enthusiasm for delivering education in an online mode.
- Proficiency in using video conferencing technologies and web-based collaboration platforms.
- Experience using Canvas or a similar learning management system.
This is a restricted position, limited to a term of approximately 8 weeks.Department:
3LZ200 OLP - MSBALocation:
William & MaryJob Open Date:
08/18/2023Job Close Date:
07/31/2024Open Until Filled:
AdjunctSpecial Application Instructions:
For full consideration, submit a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three references by the review date. You may also upload evidence of your teaching effectiveness and communication skills using the “Other Doc” option. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed and the position will remain open until filled.Background Check Statement:
William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.EEO Statement:
William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.Benefits Summary Statement:
Our adjunct employees enjoy many university benefits such as, participation in a supplemental savings plan for retirement, professional development, and wellness benefits. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more.