Grantham University Senior Faculty – Engineering & Computer Science in Lenexa, Kansas
Senior Faculty – Engineering & Computer Science
Position: Senior Faculty – Engineering
Reports To: Dean of Engineering & Computer Science
Location: Lenexa, KS
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.
POSITION DESCRIPTION:Senior Faculty members serve in a residential capacity at the University. The engineering faculty is a full-time faculty member who is tasked with both teaching and representing the engineering technology programs, assessment processes, and curricular needs. Faculty are thoroughly committed to student success and in that dedication, they perform weekly outreach to students to help them engage and succeed. They embed detailed constructive feedback in course assignments and adhere to a 2-day turnaround time for student inquiries and feedback. Faculty is tasked to work a full-time load of sections in a given area of instruction. Senior faculty is expected to serve on committees, perform administrative duties, and complete other tasks as assigned by the specific Program Dean or Chair. The faculty workload may be reduced dependent upon the amount of time committed to other functions.
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Aid in program review process through data gathering and analysis, as needed.
Assist in faculty mentoring program.
Assist Program Dean with faculty performance reviews
Assist in the proctored exam audit process
Participate in programmatic outcomes assessment processes, including development of rubrics, assessment of artifacts, evaluation of results, and recommendation of changes based on results.
Serve as representative on University committees as appropriate.
Collaborate with Dean and curriculum department on program course content and develop course content as appropriate and needed
Provide instruction in accordance with the philosophy of the University and within the scope of departmentally-defined courses, programs of study, and degrees.
Create a positive growth environment for student learning.
Cooperate and respond to faculty members, staff, and administrators regarding educational technology and support services that enhance the instructional process.
Assume responsibility to keep current in the field of study/area of expertise and continue to develop professionally in content, methodologies, and distance strategies.
Keep accurate electronic records for both the learning management system maintenance as well as the university records system and submit all records when required.
Adequately prepare for and personally conduct all assigned courses.
Provide “office hours” support and communicate (e.g., email, posting, livechat, etc.) in a timely manner with students, other faculty, staff, and College Dean, particularly on student concerns or issues.
Provide students, faculty, and staff with frequent, 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 Services when a student’s scholastic or personal needs require special attention.
Participate actively in faculty development opportunities (internally and externally) and provide feedback concerning student and faculty issues.
Follow principles of good educational practice: provide ongoing contact between students, develop reciprocity/cooperation among students, use active learning techniques, give prompt feedback, emphasize time on task, communicate high expectations, and respect diverse talents and ways of learning.
Work with Chief Academic Officer and Director of Student Advising to passionately drive retention rates
Participate to create proactive and early interactions with students within programs through teaching, phone calls, welcome forums, recorded videos, etc.
Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION/ WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS AND DESIRED SKILLS:
Master’s degree required to teach some Associates or Bachelor’s degree courses; Doctorate degree required to teach all Master’s level classes
Able to make decisions and work independently with exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
Required proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Products, Internet, MS Project, course management systems, computerized assessment software, and web authoring software required
Knowledge of, and use of, the Angel Learning Management System preferred
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with technicians and faculty
Knowledge of distance learning educational model required
Able to gather, analyze, evaluate, and integrate information electronically
Advance professional business writing skills required
In-depth knowledge of distance learning educational models, adult learning styles, and technology-assisted instruction.
In-depth knowledge of developing curriculum design required
Excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication 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