Adjunct Faculty - College Study Skills

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
Date Posted: 12-12-2017

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

The primary assignment of the Learning/Study Skills instructor is to teach effective study and learning strategies to students of diverse backgrounds and skill levels. The instructor is part of the staff of the Betty Howard Center for Student Success and will teach courses and provide services to support student success. The teaching assignment may include a combination of courses including a College Study Skills course (2 credits), and a weekly Learning Assistance Laboratory workshops covering a variety of study skills topics. Adjunct faculty positions are as needed positions.

  1. Master’s degree in education, educational psychology, or instructional psychology, or related field
  2. Two or more years of experience teaching and/or working with students on learning/study skills at the high school or college level.
  3. Knowledge of current theory and research in the field of student learning and academic study skills.
  4. Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of college students.
  5. Knowledge of the university’s philosophy and mission and commitment to it.
  6. Experience working with students for whom English is a second language is not a requirement, but a distinct advantage.

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.
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