Associate Faculty – Journalism and Mass Communication
Are you a practicing broadcast journalist and/or digital media professional? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge about the fascinating world of journalism and mass communication? If you answered “YES” and have earned your master’s or terminal degree in either Journalism or Mass Communication we want to hear from you!
Ashford University’s College of Liberal Arts is seeking candidates with real-world experience in the field of journalism and media to teach courses in: broadcast and digital journalism, news writing, news reporting, specialized journalism, and more!
If you have a passion for journalism and media and are able to teach any of the above listed courses, we invite you to apply! Please review the additional details/qualifications below and note we will only be considering candidates who meet these requirements.
Online Associate Faculty – Journalism and Mass Communication
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The Online Associate Faculty position is a part-time, temporary adjunct employment opportunity. The Online Associate Faculty member performs duties relating to online instruction including but not limited to: posting faculty guidance and expectations, participating in classroom discussion boards, grading assignments, and promptly responding to student inquiries. This is an online adjunct teaching position and reports to the Executive Dean. Other duties may be assigned according to experience and qualifications.
Essential Job Duties:
- Emphasize a student-centered learning environment through active engagement.
- Collaborate within the University community to ensure a positive overall experience for all University students, including the following: the Office of Access and Wellness to holistically support student success in the classroom by implementing university-approved accommodations, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to foster professional growth as it relates to successful teaching for the Ashford student population, and the Student Records department to maintain timely and accurate student records.
- Adhere to all faculty requirements such as facilitating and engaging in classroom discussion boards, grading assignments and responding to student inquiries in a timely manner.
- One professional development is required to be completed per course taught. Examples are synchronous faculty development opportunities, webinars, etc.
- Establishing Relationships: Creatively uses available tools and strategies to enhance relationships, creating a community of learners willing to take risks and actively engage with one another
- Critical Thinking: Consistently fosters critical thinking through challenging students to elaborate on their thoughts, question their assumptions, examine biases, communicate in a clear and concise manner, and defend their positions throughout the course
- Instructive Feedback to Students: Provides instructive feedback that challenges and inspires students while providing specific suggestions to improve the quality of their work and thinking
- High Expectations: Effectively demonstrates high expectations throughout the course, while holding students accountable for insightful exchanges and high-quality performance on assignments, and promoting active engagement in their own learning
- Demonstrating Instructor Expertise: Effectively and consistently utilizes expertise in subject matter by providing personal experiences, connecting course knowledge to real-world examples. Enhances course content and resources to encourage student comprehension and application of course learning outcomes
Additional Job Duties (include but are not limited to):
- Dissertation Faculty ensure that students have done all that is necessary to develop and conduct a study and write a quality dissertation by: assessing students’ capability to undertake and defend a dissertation study, evaluating the dissertation proposal, advising students on the selection of other committee members, acting as a liaison between students and other Dissertation Committee members, and assisting students in submitting an appropriate IRB application. Dissertation Faculty might also serve as a Dissertation Committee member.
- Residence and eligibility to work in the United States
- Minimum of a Master’s Degree
- Work-related experience in the area of your Master’s Degree
- Proficiency in common internet tools, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Commitment to teaching in an online environment
- One must meet the following requirements to serve as a Dissertation Committee Faculty:
- Have an appropriate terminal degree (such as PhD, PsyD, EdD, etc.), as determined by the Dean;
- Possess a detailed understanding of and experience with at least one of the following methodologies: qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods designs.
- College-level teaching experience
- Doctorate degree in related field
- Experience teaching in area of degree
- Experience teaching in the online classroom
- Experience teaching in “non-traditional” settings to students.
- Preferred qualifications to serve on a Dissertation Committee:
- Previous experience as Dissertation Faculty at a regionally accredited college or university;
- Dissertation Faculty and/or committee work experience with online student populations;
- Proven record of leading doctoral students to complete the dissertation process
- Minimum of a Master’s Degree for Associate, Undergraduate, and Master’s Program Offerings
- Doctorate Degree Required for Doctoral and Dissertation Offerings