Open Rank Teaching Professor – Master of Computer Information Technology

Location: Personalized Learning
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 607328
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Special Information

Personalized Learning (PL) incorporates innovative teaching and learning methods. Administered by NAU Online, PL differs from, but complements, the traditional classroom-based academic model, with the goal for students to achieve deep learning through a personalized approach of multiple, hybrid and effective learning methods and modalities and within timeframes that best meet the students' needs. Our model combines best learning practices to ensure competency, including: shared and open- source content; multiple delivery modules such as video and simulations; faculty-led mentorships and tutoring; and customized instruction. Tuition is based on length of time (6-month subscriptions) rather than by course or credit hours, providing a financial incentive to the student to complete their degree in a timely, or even accelerated, fashion. The Personalized Learning program serves students who live in Arizona and beyond, and this position will work directly with students who live in China, communicating, teaching, and conducting assessments in Mandarin.

  • This is a 12-month, non-tenured, non-tenure eligible faculty position. Annual continuation of appointment will depend on program success, the ability to provide students with the academic content and tools to succeed, and continued funding.
  • Remote duty station; workspace and equipment not provided
  • Position reports to PL Chair and collaborates with Faculty Program Coordinator in academic discipline.
  • This position requires the ability to meet, with or without reasonable accommodation, the Arizona Administrative Code Fleet Safety Policy requirements, as occasional travel to Flagstaff may be required.
  • This position requires ability to meet regularly via web-based conferencing and/or via telephone, and periodically in-person at a campus location.
  • A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations or a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial copies of academic transcripts, and contact information for three professional references must be included with the online application.
  • Remote work from anywhere in the U.S. is a possibility for this position.

Job Description

Instruction and Assessment – 80%

  • Instruct students in graduate and undergraduate courses in Computer Information Technology and related subjects; instruction and assessment will be conducted in Mandarin.
  • Tutors broadly across departmental discipline and provides high-touch assessment feedback, communicating with students in Mandarin.
  • Advocates for resolution of student issues; will be communicating with both Mandarin-speaking and English-speaking teams.
  • Coordinates with Disability Resources about students requiring accommodation; demonstrates a commitment to accessibility and universal design
  • Maintains and communicates regular hours of availability for synchronous student interaction
  • Develops a strong understanding of available problem-solving resources by collaborating with NAU student services staff
  • Maintains electronic and academic student files and records, such as email and Salesforce, documenting all pertinent student information
  • Provides student success resources available at the institution as needed by the student

Curriculum Development – 15%

  • Supports curricular assignments determined by Faculty Program Coordinator
  • Collaborates with Instructional Designers to:
    • Review disciplinary curriculum, design, and evaluation
    • Identify the learning outcomes and ensure that they are aligned with assessments
    • Identify and create learning resources to support course materials and student learning
    • Develops rubrics for evaluations and assessment
    • Monitoring of instructional materials to ensure sound academic practices
    • Ensures that materials are accessible (Section 508 ADA) and usable for all learners
    • Maintains functioning links and ensures currency course materials

Service to the Profession, the University, and to the Community (as it relates to the mission and guidelines of the University and profession) – 5%

  • Serves on faculty search committees
  • Serves on departmental and college committees

About Northern Arizona University

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