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Adjunct Instructor - Intercultural & International Communication (13213)

Employer
Ottawa University
Location
Ottawa, KS
Closing date
May 3, 2024

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Specialty
Other
Position Type
Faculty / Professor / Lecturer
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
Job Details

Job Location: Ottawa University - Ottawa, Kansas - Ottawa, KS

Position Type: Adjunct Instructor (Seasonal as needed)

Salary Range: Undisclosed

Travel Percentage: No - Driving MVR

Founded in 1865, Ottawa University (www.ottawa.edu) is a not-for-profit, comprehensive university affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. The University's traditional campuses are in Ottawa, Kansas and Surprise, Arizona. In addition to the traditional campuses, Ottawa University offers innovative, flexible adult education programs for both the bachelors and graduate level at its campuses located within the United States and through online degree programs throughout the U.S. Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Building on its foundation as a Christ-inspired community of grace and open inquiry, Ottawa University prepares professional and liberal arts graduates for lifetimes of personal significance, vocational fulfillment, and service to God and humanity. The University's Code of Conduct and Ethics interprets this mission as it applies to the everyday decisions, behaviors, and actions of those within the community. All members of the Ottawa University Community are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of the University, and of the broader communities in which it functions.

Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.

Offers of employment (campus based and remote) may be extended only to individuals who reside within one of the following registered states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming. You are required to maintain primary residency in one of the above states, to maintain employment with Ottawa University. You may petition for the University to gain registration for a new state through the University Department of Human Resources; however, a positive outcome cannot be guaranteed. The University reserves the right to deny petitions of new state registration based on priority and needs of the organization.

OUR UNIVERSITY

Ottawa University (established in 1865), one of the oldest private liberal arts universities in the United States, is a multi-campus system serving approximately 4000 students through its campuses in Kansas (Ottawa, Kansas- Residential Campus and Overland Park, Kansas- Adult Programs); Arizona (Surprise Residential Campus and OUAZ Adult Programs); Wisconsin (Brookfield Adult Programs); and our OU ONLINE PROGRAM based out of Overland Park, Kansas.

Ottawa University is a regionally accredited, church-related, private university that strives to integrate faith, learning, and life in the academic experiences of students.

JOB SUMMARY

Ottawa University is accepting applications for Intercultural & International Communication. This upper division course examines the impact of national and regional cultures, ethnicity, race, and additional cultural components on human communication in a variety of domestic and global contexts.

If you are interested in teaching in a university setting, it can be helpful to gain experience as an adjunct instructor. Many of our adjunct instructors hold a full-time career elsewhere, and choose to teach in our evening, weekend, and online programs so that they may have the opportunity to teach students.

Ottawa University employs adjunct instructors to teach undergraduate/graduate level coursework for its adult campuses. Each location has an Academic Coordinator/Academic Dean dedicated to hiring for adjunct teaching responsibilities.

STANDARD UNIVERSITY EXPECTATIONS:
  • Model and encourage collaboration among University departments assuring effective communication and operations.
  • Understand the University's policies and, procedures, and exercise good judgment accordingly. Assure that University and student information is managed in a confidential and ethical manner in accordance with the University's Code of Conduct and Ethics.
  • Provide leadership through conduct, attitude, and professionalism. Represent the University to students, external groups, faculty, and staff in a way that reflects positively on the University.
  • Be mindful and supportive of the overall Mission of Ottawa University.
  • Exercise Inclusivity in your daily actions accruing alignment within expectations of the University's Diversity Statement.

NOTE

This in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: (education based on essential job duties and requirements consistent with business necessity):

Earned Doctorate or a master's degree in related field, with 18+ graduate credit hours in the discipline being taught.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: (experience based on requirements in role and are consistent with business necessity):

Five years of academic and professional teaching experience within the teaching content.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: List required and/or preferred certification, industry specific requirements, required or preferred use of equipment, and all necessary job skills, abilities, and knowledge competencies) Provide a list of items below:
  • Experience with Blackboard or other similar online course platforms.
  • Experience with Zoom, Skype, or WebEx

Required Application Materials:

These items can be attached as part of the application process.
  • A completed employment application for each position you wish to apply for.
  • Resume and or Vita
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Three professional references (you will be asked to provide letters of recommendation if offered a position)
  • Transcripts (These can be unofficial for application. If hired, you will be asked to supply official transcripts directly to the University for each conferred degree)

A completed employment application is required for each position please attach to the application with a cover letter, resume, highest degree transcripts and the names of three professional references as a part of the application for employment.

Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.

Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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