Instructional Faculty, Business and Computer Science
OVERVIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.34 CRF (and subsections), insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices.
The instructional faculty member is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. They are responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend in any of the schools within Washington Adventist University as assigned. The faculty performs all other duties as directed by the Department Chair, Dean, Provost or the President or designee.
Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
- Teaches a range of subjects including Decision Science, Quantitative Methods, Operations Management, Advanced Management, Economics and Finance.
- Coordinates, plans, organizes, and instructs courses in the day, evening, or on weekends in any school within Washington Adventist University.
- Keeps active at a high level of expertise in the subjects taught and stimulates enthusiasm for those subjects.
- Ensure that each program/class contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and remains current in subject matter.
- Chooses textbooks and other instructional materials including classroom and laboratory equipment, in collaboration with Chairs and Deans, as appropriate.
- Assists in the University’s library collection development by selecting, evaluating, and weeding library resources in each appropriate discipline.
- Teaches all classes according to an approved course syllabus.
- Keeps students informed and updated concerning course content, requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
- Keeps students informed about their progress through the prompt grading of papers and other work.
- Provides students with a mid-term progress report per policy.
- Maintains accurate and complete scholastic records.
- Submits Failure to Report, Early Warning, Notification of Unofficial Withdrawal, and other documentation when appropriate;
- Files an appropriate course syllabus for each course taught with the appropriate department chair and the Dean’s office.
- Includes learning outcomes assessments into each course syllabus.
- Conducts learning outcomes assessments for each course delivered and completes other assessments/evaluations in accordance with University policy.
- Ensures that assigned classes are held as scheduled for the complete scheduled time.
- Holds the final exam at the time scheduled in the University’s schedule, unless permission to deviate has been approved by the Provost or designee.
- Makes suggestions to the Department Chair or the Dean concerning the improvement of the curriculum in keeping with the objectives of the University;
- Participates in program and curriculum review and development and student learning outcomes initiatives.
- Uses available college online resources (University website, Desire2Learn, WebAdvisor, etc).
- Plans each unit or lesson, both as to content and method, to make each class minute meaningful and effective.
- Incorporates instructional technologies in instructional delivery, as appropriate.
- Maximizes the learning opportunities for each student.
- Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities;
- Submits annual program budgets to the Department Chair and work closely with the appropriate Department Chair on the development of annual budgets, as needed, for approval by the Dean and Provost.
- Assists with pre-registration and registration.
- Demonstrates a genuine concern for each student through personal conferences and faculty advising.
- Assists in recruitment and retention of students.
- Maintains record of course retention rates and implements strategies to meet retention goals.
- Serves as an academic advisor to assigned students.
- Post and maintain office hours for students.
- Fully participates in the faculty performance appraisal system, including analysis of student attrition and grade distributions.
- Refers students to the Center for Student Success, as needed and follows up.
- Submits required reports to the appropriate entities.
- Attends all faculty meetings, General Assemblies, Convocations, professional development and orientation activities, and other meetings as called by the President, Provost, Dean, or Department Chair.
- Becomes familiar and complies with all university policies and procedures.
- Serves on and provides information to committees as needed or assigned.
- Actively engages in the co-curricular activities of the University.
- Conveys University-related information to students in a timely manner as requested by University officials.
- Completes other work related responsibilities or duties as assigned by the Department Chair, Dean, Provost, or the President or his/her designee.
Reports directly to the Department Chair or Dean.
May provide supervision to faculty, staff, and student employees.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assisting the President and Provost in interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required in general but may vary by discipline or department. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
- Minimum of a Master Degree in Business, Economics or Management
- Preferably a doctorate in business or related field
- Minimum of 5 years teaching, advising and mentoring at the undergraduate level
- Minimum of 3 years industry experience
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
- Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic community.
- Ability to effectively present information to various audiences.
Mathematical and Technology Skills:
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to collegiality.
- Ability to solve problems.
- Knowledge and use of computer and its applications.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
- Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
- Ability to deal with non-verbal symbolism.
- Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.
- The employee will frequently be called upon and must be able to work long hours under stressful conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. Employee may be required to lift up to 25 lbs.