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Adjunct Faculty - Astronomy/Physics (IvyOnline)

Ivy Tech Community College
United States, Indiana
June 20, 2023
Adjunct Faculty - Astronomy/Physics (IvyOnline)

Job no: 511587

Work type: Adjunct Faculty

Location: Online - All Locations, IN

Categories: Adjunct Faculty - Online Course, Adjunct Faculty

General Description of Position:

Online Adjunct Faculty are hired each semester on an as-needed basis. Online Adjunct Faculty are responsible for creating an online learning environment that assists students in reaching their goals and for providing effective instruction and assessment within the framework of the provided single version master course. Courses are taught completely online in primarily 8-week (rarely 16-week) format.


Major Responsibilities:

- Facilitate student learning by delivering assigned classes in accordance with College policy and course objectives. IvyOnline's minimum expectations for Online Adjunct Faculty are found in the Academic Support and Operations Manual, Policy 7.5.2. Online Adjunct Faculty are also encouraged to review and implement best practices from the online teaching best practices list.

- Make optimal use of available technology to enhance instructional methods.

- Supplement and alter, where appropriate, lesson plans, assignments, tests, and materials. Maintain accurate student records, grades, and other requirements.

- Engage with students proactively and regularly in meaningful and productive ways that impact student learning and lead to a positive experience with Ivy Tech Community College.

- Demonstrate evidence of developing and implementing teaching strategies focused on engaging online students with their learning.

- Interact with students and co-workers in a professional and cooperative manner, complying with College policies, guidelines and expectations.

- Maintain a safe, quality online educational environment.

- Must demonstrate the ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees in which every individual feels respected and valued.

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Faculty Lead or Assistant Faculty Lead

SUPERVISION GIVEN: None


Minimum Qualifications:

Must have strong working knowledge of current technologies appropriate to area of instruction and meet faculty credentials as outlined in the ASOM 7.1 (see link below) for the specific area(s) of instruction.

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Conducts all activities with an appreciation and respect for diversity of people, styles, and views. Promote same as an integral part of one's work.

A qualified faculty member in physics meets the discipline standard through one of two routes:
1. Possesses an earned master's or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in physics, or
2. Possesses an earned master's or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in any field with 18 graduate semester credit hours in physics-related courses.

A qualified faculty member in astronomy meets the discipline standard through one of two routes:
1. Possesses an earned master's or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in astronomy, or
2. Possesses an earned master's or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in any field with 18 graduate semester hours in astronomy or physics.


Preferred Qualifications:

Previous Online Teaching Experience


Other Requirements:

The College is currently evaluating its policies and procedures for out of state (remote) workers. Accordingly, only candidates who reside in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Michigan will be considered for this position at this time.

Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Official transcripts required upon hiring.


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Advertised: 18 May 2023 US Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 25 Jun 2023 US Eastern Daylight Time


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