Grantham University Foundations Faculty – Business in Lenexa, Kansas

Foundations Faculty – Business

Position: Foundations Faculty – Business Discipline

Department: Academics

Location: Lenexa, KS

Position Type:Full-Time, Regular

COMPANY OVERVIEW:Be a Life Changer! Grantham University is a nationally accredited online University founded in 1951 by a veteran to serve active duty and retired military service members, along with other non-traditional students. Since our move from Slidell, Louisiana, to the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area in 2005, we have grown steadily and have added jobs to the community. If you are looking for a rewarding position with an organization that allows you to positively change lives every day through the power of education, look no further than Grantham University.


Foundations Faculty member is a full-time position at Grantham University with the primary responsibility of online instruction and outreach to approximately 750 students, per calendar year. Foundations Faculty members serve in a residential capacity on campus. This position will report to the Dean, or Chair of the Foundations Program. This is a non-supervisory role.


  • Provide instruction in accordance with the philosophy of Grantham University and within the scope of departmentally-defined courses, programs of study, and degrees.

  • Prepare for, and personally conduct, all assigned courses. Create extensive, proactive, early, and consistent interactions with students within programs through teaching, phone calls, forums, videos, etc.

  • Provide “office hours” support and communicate (e.g., email, phone, live chat, etc.) in a timely manner with students, other faculty, staff, and dean and/or chair, particularly on student concerns or issues. Required “office hours” include evenings and weekends.

  • Follow principles of good educational practice: provide ongoing contact with students, develop cooperation among students, use active learning techniques, give prompt feedback, emphasize time on task, communicate and uphold high expectations, and respect diverse talents and ways of learning.

  • Provide students, faculty, and staff with regular feedback and note progress toward course/program goals and objectives. Conduct fair evaluation (resulting in grades) and apply equally to all students.

  • Make referrals to support service units when a student’s scholastic or personal needs require special attention.

  • Make academic contributions to both the Mark Skousen School of Business and university through activities such as strategic planning, assessment, build relationships with professional associations, curriculum development, program reviews, research, etc.

  • Work with chairs, deans, Chief Academic Officer, Provost and Director of Student Advising to passionately drive student success and retention rates.

  • Cooperate and respond to faculty, staff, and administrators regarding educational technology and support services that enhance the instructional process.

  • Participate actively in professional development opportunities (internally and externally)

  • Assume responsibility to keep current in your discipline and continue to develop professionally in content, methodologies, and distance strategies.

  • Keep accurate electronic records for both the learning management system and records system, and submit all records when required.

  • Attend mandatory academic and university events, meetings and trainings.

  • Adhere to policies and best practices described in both the employee and faculty handbooks.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree required; Doctorate degree preferred.

  • Priority will be given to candidates with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in a discipline such as, accounting, economics, finance, project management, information technology, human resource management, marketing, international business, logistics, supply chain management, or procurement. Business administration and general management do not qualify as disciplines for this opportunity.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, and learning management systems.

  • In-depth knowledge of:

  • Developing curriculum design.

  • Distance learning educational models, adult learning styles, and technology-assisted instruction.

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Able to gather, analyze, evaluate, and integrate information electronically.

  • Able to make decisions and work independently with exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Advance professional business writing skills required.

  • Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and by telephone) and in writing.

  • Able to multi-task, yet maintain close attention to detail and timeliness of work production.

  • Able to work in a positive team-oriented manner with a variety of people (students, faculty, staff, administrators, vendors, and members of the general public)

  • Language Skills: Able to read, analyze, and interpret common journals and legal documents. Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Able to effectively present information to executive management, faculty, staff, and/or students.

  • Mathematical Skill: Able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Reasoning Ability:Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to present facts to faculty for departmental response. Able to deal with a variety of information presented in oral or written formats. Able to deal with non-verbal behavior in assisting with problem resolution.

  • Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of computer keyboards) and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone and computer).

  • Occasionally required to walk, stand, and make presentations

  • This position may involve sitting at a desk for extended periods of time

  • Specific vision abilities include: close vision and distance vision

Grantham will seek to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability. Such reasonable accommodation may take the form of making existing facilities readily accessible to or usable by individuals with a disability, restructuring jobs, modifying schedules, acquiring or modifying equipment, adjusting training materials, adjusting employment policies, and the like.


  • Integrity – operates within the highest ethical standards and integrity in all aspects of the position.

  • Motivated/Results Oriented – fantastic record of personal drive and the determination to succeed.

  • Mission Oriented – passionate about helping others; ownership spirit with a competitive disciplined execution for results.

  • Listening Skills – must be an active listener to insure student and client needs are fully understood and met.

  • Influence – skilled at directing and motivating others towards personal, academic and professional success.