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PT Instructor-Education

Company: Shaw University
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Reporting to the Dean, School of Business and Professional Studies, the overall responsibilities of the adjunctinstructor are to teach Education courses in the Department of Education and Child Development.This position is designed to help students develop competencies in Education. An adjunct instructor is adynamic partner to both students and the School. An adjunct instructor works with students beyond thethe classroom to ensure their success, and demonstrates commitment to excellence in program/course
content and delivery. An adjunct instructor is able to work effectively in a collaborative environment;is willing to innovate and change to meet evolving program and industry needs; and demonstratescompetency with use of technology that supports learning and teaching. Generally, an adjunct instructorwill instruct specific open classes based upon the adjunct instructor's qualifications and availability.

Essential Job Functions:
---Teach Education courses - Fall and Spring, and summer, if needed.
---Respond to students in a timely manner on issues related to the courses.
---Incorporate Education experience to align with curriculum.
---Align learning and assessment with course outcomes.
---Align curriculum to program outcomes.
---Select and/or create course-learning materials.
---Develop course syllabus including policies and schedules.
---Adapt curriculum to various delivery modalities.
---Deliver high-quality instruction through the planning and implementation of effective learning strategies
and environments.
---Create and manage the learning environment.
---Develop a plan for learning that includes prioritization of competencies.
---Orient students to the course.
---Facilitate engagement (instructor-student, student-content, student-student).
---Evaluate effectiveness of the learning plan for improvement or best practice.
---Use technology to enhance learning.
---Utilize learner-centered instructional strategies.
---Create performance-based assessment plans or implement those developed for the specific class
---Develop performance-based assessment tools or implement those developed for the specific class
---Record and communicate assessment results.
---Provide timely student feedback.
---Use assessment results to identify opportunities for improvement or best practice
---All other duties as assigned by the Dean

Minimum Job Qualifications

Education and/or Experience

  • Master's degree in Education or related field.
  • Relevant job-related work experience required.
  • A commitment to providing excellence in education, including the ability to present course teachings in such a way that students are encouraged to develop critical thinking and, to increase motivation, to develop a positive self-image, and to clarify their values.

    Certificates, Licenses or Registrations
    Must possess the minimum credential standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS),
    which normally include at least 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved

    Five Specific Competencies

    Achieving Results

    Sets challenging goals, tracks progress towards them, solves performance problems, and demonstrates urgency and drive towards achieving them.


    Builds constructive working relationships with clients/customers, other work units, community organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.


    Clearly and respectfully conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Keeps others informed as appropriate. Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

    Customer Service

    Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (including direct reports); gains customer trust and respect; meets or exceeds customer expectations.

    Strategic Focus

    Understands how an organization must change in light of internal and external trends and influences; keeps the big, long range picture in mind; builds a shared long-range organizational vision with others. Committed to course of action to achieve long-range goals and influences others to translate vision into action.

    Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior)

    Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the organization. Vision, commitment, and experience in achieving goals and pursuing excellence is critical. Strong oral and written presentation skills. Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team. Excellence in organization, decision-making, problem-solving, and creating a collaborative environment. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Must be able to read, write and speak fluently in English.

    Physical Demands

    Ability to sit or stand for up to 8 hours/day. Some lifting (up to 25 pounds occasionally), bending, and carrying. Specific vision abilities include the ability to use close vision. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear, and to use hands and fingers to handle or feel.

Keywords: Shaw University, Raleigh , PT Instructor-Education, Education / Teaching , Raleigh, North Carolina

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