Salary $47,000 a year job type full-time
Full job description
When applying: upload a cv and a copy of unofficial transcripts, master`s degree and aboveStudent issued/unofficial copies are acceptablePlease do not send us official copies, unless specifically asked.
Reports to: department chair
School: health sciences
Date closing: open until filled
Flsa status: exempt
Synopsis of role:
Full-time faculty members are first and foremost teachers and play a key role within a school as course leadsThey are united by the common goal of inspiring academic excellence in students with a broad range of interests and experiencesThey are key to creating a rewarding online learning experience for students by engaging them, challenging them, and supporting themThey provide the resources for a quality learning experience for students by ensuring coherence in the discipline, rigor in the content, and relevance and currency to the practiceFull-time faculty members/course leads contribute to a range of activities that support student learning outcomes, program quality, and discipline integrity, all of which focus on student learning and retention.
In addition, this individual will be responsible for coordination of esports related activities and initiativesThe individual will develop new courses and maintain course quality for all courses in the esports academic degree and serve as coordinator and sponsor of the esports clubThe esports coordinator will be responsible for the establishment of esports competitive teams for the institution along with organizing and managing esports related co-curricular events.
Academic responsibilities and essential functions:
Responsible for course curriculum quality to include:
Deliver online lessons to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Initiate, facilitate, interact and moderate online classroom forums.
Be a faculty leader in your classes embracing fully the community of inquiry framework of teaching presence, cognitive presence, and social presence.
Comply with apus guidelines and expectations for quality faculty engagement online.
Evaluate and grade students` class work, assignments, and papers within the timeframe set forth by apus policy providing effective feedback to guide student learning and success.
Engage in the classroom and reply to emails, etcAt least every other day, including one day during the weekend.
Remain aware of classroom procedures and use of instructional materials.
Participate in professional development to enhance teaching skills.
Annually complete at least two apus faculty development modules for effective online learning and teaching.
Work with department chair and collaborate with faculty to ensure discipline, program and course continuity, currency, and relevance.
Define course objectives, review regularly, and revise as needed.
Update course content and materials and/or delivery methods, based on information such as emerging practice changes in the discipline, instructional effectiveness data, current or future performance requirements, feasibility, and costs.
Analyze courses and prepare analysis for program and course reviews, and course and homework contact hours.
Remain aware of new classroom procedures, apus requirements, and instructional materials.
Attend regular meetings with director of programs to stay aware of how their courses fit within the overall program progression and other apus requirements.
Ensure apus instructional standards and policies are reflected in course design.
Ensures model courses are developed and maintained according to applicable apus, accreditation, certification, or other requirements.
Contribute to advancing the discipline as a leader
Keep abreast of developments in one’s own field by reading current literature, engaging with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations, conferences and discipline-related professional communities.
Participate in professional development activities.
Attend school and discipline meetings (monthly or quarterly) on curriculum, content, development of discipline and practice, and apus expectations.
Convene meetings with faculty teaching your courses to ensure they are aware of the curriculum intent.
Provide guidance to instructors to clarify lessons, assignments, and course design elements.
Please note: faculty hired for this position could be teaching at doctoral, graduate and undergraduate levels depending on qualifications and program needIf selected to teach at the doctoral or graduate level, the faculty member will be subject to additional research requirements.
Develop new courses and maintain course quality for all courses in the esports academic degree.
Participate in future new program development related to esports (new programs, concentrations, nanocerts, etc.)
Serve as coordinator and sponsor of the esports club.
Establish esports competitive teams for the institution.
Create, organize, and manage esports related co-curricular competitions and events.
Coaches, develops, and leads esports competitive teams.
Recommend new and innovative approaches to collegiate esports leagues, tournaments and governing organizations.
Assist with the development, supervision, and evaluation of recreational esports programming including special events, leagues and tournaments as well as streaming platforms and virtual programming.
Collaborate with other departments and student organizations to increase and diversify participation in the esports club.
Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of all operating policies and procedures for esports room and online services.
Establish and enforce code of conduct for esports participants.
Adaptability/flexibility — open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Cooperation – pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Communications — knowledge of communication and dissemination techniques and methodsThis includes alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media.
Critical thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Deep knowledge – knowledge of one’s discipline family and practice and the ability to translate theory and practice into learning opportunities that advance the discipline.
Education — knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and knowledge of measurements.
Initiative – willing and able to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Leadership – willing and able to lead; take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
Learning strategies — selecting and using instructional methods and procedures appropriate in the discipline family when learning or teaching new things.
Monitoring — monitoring/assessing curricula to make improvements or take corrective action.
Self-control – maintain composure, keep emotions in check, control anger, and avoid aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Stress tolerance —ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Required education and experience:
Master’s degree in sports psychology, sports management, sports business management, business administration, sports leadership, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution is required.
A doctoral degree is preferred.
Experience in a leadership role as course coordinator or program director is preferred.
Experience with program accreditation is preferred.
Five or more years of college-level teaching experience is required.
Online teaching experience is preferred.
Proficient in microsoft office suite programs is required.
Preferred areas of expertise and experience
Esports and/or sports management
Esports coaching or player development
Compensation and benefits:
Full-time faculty are salaried employeesThe starting salary for this position is $47,000 annually.
Information regarding our faculty benefits may be found here: https://www.apus.edu/about/careers/faculty.
Work environment and physical demands:
Sitting, extensive use of keyboard
Please note: full-time faculty members and directors are to consider apus their primary employerFull-time salaried faculty and directors may not be full-time employees of any university, school, college, or institution of higher education outside of apus; this includes administrative, staff, and teaching positions.
Please note: applicants selected to proceed in the hiring process with conferred degrees from foreign institution(s) will require a course-by-course evaluation completed by a national association of credential evaluation services (naces) approved agencyAll charges associated with official transcripts and foreign transcript evaluations are the responsibility of the applicant and are not reimbursed by apus.
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