Faculty – Sports and Health Sciences at American Public University System - APUS

Remote | Part-time
American Public University System - APUS

Online Part-Time Faculty – Sports and Health Sciences

  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Requisition Number: ONLIN02195
  • Location: Online / Remote

Description

When Applying: Upload a CV and a copy of unofficial transcripts, Master’s Degree and above. Student issued/unofficial copies are acceptable. Please do not send us official copies, unless specifically asked.

  • Reports to: Faculty Director
  • Department: Academics
  • School: Health Sciences
  • Program: Sports and Health Sciences
  • Location: Remote
  • Date Closing: Open Until Filled
  • FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Synopsis of Role:

Part-time and full-time teaching faculty share our commitment to learning, teaching, interaction with students and faculty, service to our communities of practice, and scholarship. They are united by the common goal of inspiring academic excellence in students with a broad range of interests and experiences consistent with the Community of Inquiry Framework as adopted by APUS for cognitive presence, teaching presence, and social presence. They are key to creating a rewarding online learning experience for students by engaging them, challenging them, and supporting them. They contribute to and participate in a range of activities related to effectiveness and excellence in teaching and student retention. Faculty members remain aware of discipline content intent for the courses they teach. They follow APUS guidelines, processes, and methods and are responsive to mentoring and coaching.

Academic Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Teaching excellence
    • Deliver online lessons to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
    • Initiate, facilitate, interact and moderate online classroom forums.
    • Be a faculty leader in your classes embracing fully the Community of Inquiry Framework of Teaching Presence, Cognitive Presence, and Social Presence.
    • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers within the timeframe set forth by APUS policy providing effective feedback to guide student learning and success.
    • Comply with APUS guidelines and expectations for quality faculty engagement online.
    • Engage in the classroom and reply to emails, etc. at least every other day, including one day during the weekend.
    • Remain aware of classroom procedures and use of instructional materials.
    • Participate in professional development to enhance teaching skills.
  • Attend discipline specific and administrative meetings as scheduled.
  • Maintain ‘discipline’ knowledge by participating in one’s own discipline-related professional communities.
  • Support APUS initiatives and departments.
  • Please note: faculty hired for this position could be teaching at Doctoral, Graduate and Undergraduate levels depending on qualifications and program need. If selected to teach at the Doctoral or Graduate level, the faculty member will be subject to additional research requirements.

Required Skills:

  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Communication – Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and speaking so others will understand.
  • Cooperation – Pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Education — Knowledge of principles and methods for teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the assessment measures.
  • Initiative – Willing and able to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/assessing performance of yourself to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Self-Control – Maintain composure, keep emotions in check, control anger, and avoid aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Stress Tolerance —Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Sports and Health Sciences or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution is required.
  • Terminal degree is preferred.
  • Two or more years of college-level teaching experience is required.
  • Two or more years of online teaching experience is required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs required.

Preferred Areas of Expertise and Experience:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science/Human Performance
  • Nutrition for Health, Activity, and Sport
  • Performance-related Personal Training, Strength and Conditioning, and Coaching
  • Health and Wellness

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Part-time faculty members are compensated at a rate of $130 per undergraduate student and $150 per graduate student.
  • Information regarding our faculty benefits may be found here: https://www.apus.edu/about/careers/faculty.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Remote/Online
  • Sitting, extensive use of keyboard

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