Western Governors University - WGU

Course Instructor, IT Software

Job Description

A new kind of U. As a competency-based, student-focused, online, nonprofit university, we do things a bit differently at WGU. From the bottom up, we’re designed with students in mindparticularly, the busy, working, adult student who wants to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree but for whom a traditional university education simply won’t do. As a Course Instructor your primary focus is student learning!

Course Instructors at WGU function in a professorial role as subject matter experts who teach and assist students as they engage specific sections of the WGU curriculum. The type, length, and intensity of instructional methods vary based upon student needs. Course Instructors help students with specific questions that arise and offer specialized instruction on challenging topics. Their primary focus is bringing WGU courses of study to life through one-to-one engagement. Course Instructors do not develop WGU courses, construct tests, or grade assessments independently- but rather wholly focus on student learning and student success. Course Instructor contribution to this team effort reflects the University’s dis-aggregated model. Their experience and training showcases their subject matter expertise.

A Doctorate degree, or a master’s degree plus 5+ years of experience required. This is a full time instructing position.

Required Skills

  • Doctorate or Master’s degree + advanced experience in Software Development
  • 5 + years of industry experience in Software Development
  • Experience providing student support and instruction; demonstrated ability to work with struggling or at-risk learners
  • Ability to breakdown and disseminate difficult topics in a manner that students will understand and grasp
  • Ability to travel for training, Academic Meetings and/ or Commencements
  • This is a full time instructing position
  • Ability to deliver exceptional customer service (AKA Student Obsession) to our students

Job Location: WORK FROM HOME, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular