Job ID: 2009-4698
# Positions: 1
Posted Date: 7/8/2011
Division: DeVry University
Employment Type: Temporary Part-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
About DeVry University:
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with more than 76,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs  onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members, work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.
DeVry University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org . DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit newsroom.devry.edu. 
We are interested in developing long-term relationships with superior instructors who have high professional standards, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and a commitment to providing the finest practitioner-focused education. We are seeking primarily Industry Professionals to share their knowledge and experience with undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of fields. Courses meet once or twice a week for eight weeks. The face-to-face interaction is blended with technology (such as online discussions and online assignments) for an enhanced learning environment. Commitment is on a course by course basis.
Accounting is a highly specialized and respected career. DeVry's Instructors in Accounting will teach how to pursue a career as a public, corporate or government accountant. Our instructors must have first hand experience in the real world of Financial Analysis, Forensic Accounting, Tax Consultancy, International Accounting or Accounting Technology. In their student-centered classes, they will share their expertise and help develop the skills students need to reach their career goals in this field.
This position will be based out of our Arlington (Crystal City), VA location but may require the instructor to teach at our Bethesda, MD and/or Manassas, VA locations. In addition, the instructor may be required to teach mornings, afternoons as well as evenings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develops and provides students with an approved DeVry University syllabus that follows a template established by the local campus, and which includes the terminal course objectives.
- Organizes, prepares, and regularly revises and update all course materials.
- Uses appropriate technological options for online technologies and course-related software, including Websites, e-mail, and online discussions for preparing the course and making it accessible to students.
- Models effective oral and written communications that engage the students, provide clarity, and improve student learning.
- Sets clear expectations for the course by publishing course terminal objectives, assignment/examinations dates, and weight the distribution of various evaluation categories.
- Ensures that the content and level of material included on exams correspond to the course terminal objectives.
- Demonstrates consistency and fairness in the preparation and grading of exams, and provide timely feedback to students.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Adjunct faculty are industry professionals with a strong desire to share their knowledge and experience in practitioner-based programs at both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels. A minimum of two years teaching at the postsecondary level is preferred. Professional experience is required for most programs. Adjunct faculty must have requisite subject matter expertise, outstanding communication skills, excellent motivational and instructional skills in a diverse and non-traditional environment and be able to work in a collegial manner and facilitate the efforts of diverse groups. Most of our campus classes meet only once per week but all courses are integrated with a supporting website called eCollege. Faculty and students are required to use the website throughout the week between class meetings.
A master's degree in Accounting or a related field required. CPA certification is preferred but not required. Additional requirements driven by state licensing or accreditation considerations may apply.
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.