Providing academic instruction to degree, certificate, and non-degree learners, position responsibilities include teaching, curriculum development and oversight, committee work, and maintaining a program of scholarship, continued learning, and/or practice within their area of expertise and specialization. The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge and expertise in the areas of nuclear energy and renewable energy technologies, demonstrated excellence in teaching online, and a passion for teaching adult learners and helping them to thrive in their learning.
Full-time faculty are expected to support department and school leadership in terms of recommendations on program and course design, the assessment of student learning in accordance with university, college, and program standards, and the execution of data-informed and high-quality learning experiences within courses. Full-time faculty are expected to show a willingness to take on essential roles and duties as needed, within the department, school, college, or university, and as directed by the department, school, college, and university leadership.
To teach at Excelsior is to embrace teaching excellence and deliver outstanding instruction to our non-traditional students. Our faculty empower students in gaining knowledge and skills needed to become highly effective leaders in their professions. Faculty embrace diverse ideas, promote critical thinking and solution-finding, and help students challenge their own thinking and form connections between research and practice. They are deeply engaged in teaching and guiding students.
Excelsior’s faculty create a vibrant online learning community through meaningful presence in courses. Our faculty demonstrate commitment to student success by supporting university engagement and retention initiatives, supporting struggling students, and collaborating with their department chair and the support staff to ensure students have access to all available services and supports. All instructors must be committed to Excelsior’s mission and CARES Credo and be familiar with university support services.
Excelsior University values students, instructors, employees, and all members of its world-wide community, and actively develops practices and policies that promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Diversity involves recognizing and respecting the richness of ethnic and cultural traditions, and the value of different perspectives related to gender, age, disability, sexual orientation religion, family status, employee tenure, and more. Inclusion is about leveraging these differences and maximizing individual contributions in a way that enhances organizational effectiveness.
At Excelsior, each staff and faculty member contribute to the student experience. Even those of us who may not interact with students are vitally important to creating a positive and successful outcome. The guiding principles, collectively known as Excelsior CARES, shape the environment in which we work and set the standard to which we hold ourselves. Each Excelsior employee is Compassionate, Agile, Respectful, and committed to Excellence and Service.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching and Curriculum:
Teach 10-12 courses (30-36 credits per year) and advance student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines, University standards, and external benchmarks of quality.
Demonstrate subject matter expertise through constructive and substantive involvement with student discussions/learning activities and sharing of expertise and experience.
Challenge students’ own thinking and form connections between theory and practice across disparate areas of knowledge in diverse settings, and among divergent viewpoints.
Lead and/or coordinate the development and/or revision of courses, including serving as subject matter expert for course development projects, with a focus on data-informed continuous quality improvement.
Review courses on an ongoing basis using data on course and instructional quality to improve student learning and success outcomes.
Participate in program improvement initiatives including university-established program reviews, supporting the department to improve program performance.
Participate in developing, implementing, and analyzing student learning outcomes and utilize data to improve the quality of course, program, and student outcomes.
Confer with members of educational committees and advisory groups to obtain knowledge of subject areas, and relate curriculum materials to specific subjects, individual student needs, occupational areas, and discipline knowledge.
Adhere to all policies specified in the Faculty Handbook and serve as a model to other faculty.
Institutional and Professional Service:
Serve on the appropriate University, College, departmental and professional society committees as directed by the Department Chair.
Attend Commencement (held in early July) and associated activities.
Contribute to professional development activities, both departmental and university wide.
Participate in activities supporting the University's strategic plan and the goals of the College.
Provide subject matter assistance to advising, and in collaboration with the academic advisors provide academic guidance to students.
Provide professional assistance to instructional faculty, staff, and students.
Facilitate recruitment, retention, and timely graduation of students.
Promote and coordinate student professional organizations.
Support community and industry relationships, including support for project partnerships and student opportunities.
Contribute to recruitment of dedicated and diverse instructional faculty.
Comply with published University Policies and Procedures.
An earned doctorate or a master's degree (a master’s degree with significant, applied experience in industry will be considered or 18 hours of graduate-level learning in the discipline).
3 years teaching experience; industry experience
Experience teaching in the field of nuclear engineering technology, and other courses as assigned and in alignment with academic qualifications.
Strong interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills.
Commitment to Excelsior University's mission and CARES Credo.
Doctoral degree or ABD in nuclear engineering technology or a related discipline .
Significant and documented industry experience (5+ years) across industry sectors preferred.
Experience and comfort teaching across multiple modalities and leveraging strengths of each to inform instructional practice.
Student-focused teaching that addresses the needs of adult learners.
Demonstrate skill in understanding cultural differences and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Experience working with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The hiring salary range for this position is $75,000.00 - $80,000.00. The hiring salary range above represents the University's good faith estimate at the time of posting.
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Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.
Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.