Job: Adjunct/Affiliate Faculty- English Composition- College of Undergraduate Studies

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Job Description

Department:School of Humanities & Sciences
Job Type:Affiliate Faculty

Spiritual Requirements

  1. Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming 'born again' thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
  2. Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
  3. Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
  4. Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU's Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Objectives promulgated by the University.

Job Summary

Colorado Christian University seeks to fill affiliate faculty positions in the Department of English beginning August 2014. This is a part-time position, teaching one or two daytime courses per semester in ENG 102 English Composition (fall semester) or ENG 104 Research Writing (spring semester).

College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS) courses are offered during the day in a traditional in-seat, 15 week semester.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The Affiliate Faculty of English - Composition will provide strategic thinking in fulfilling the goals of College of Undergraduate Studies Department of English in support of the University Strategic Objectives.
  2. The Affiliate Faculty of English - Composition will provide effective servant leadership among faculty, staff, students, and administrators.
  3. Affiliate Faculty must be committed to the integration of Christian faith and learning.
  4. Must follow all course policies and meet expectations according to established faculty guidelines, including timely grading of assignments, tests, papers, and final grade submission.
  5. Communicate with students in a timely manner. This includes: Contacting students using the Blackboard e-mail system before class starts to welcome them. Using the Blackboard e-mail system to communicate with students and check it regularly to assist and support students. Participating in the course and in threaded discussions as appropriate. Returning assignments in a timely manner with meaningful and helpful critiques. Using the Blackboard Drop Box for all assignments and returning all graded assignments to maintain a permanent record of student work.
  6. Class preparation and continual course maintenance required. Course maintenance includes updating assignment due dates in the course syllabus and the online course shell. Faculty have access to their course shell (Blackboard) one month before their course is scheduled to begin and are expected to take the time necessary to familiarize themselves with the course objectives, content, text, assignments and delivery format. Grades must be turned in a maximum of 14 days after the last day of class. (Note: final payment will not be made until grades have been turned in.)
  7. As established by the Chair, Department of English, maintain established office hours when contracted for a course and be available for individual student consultations.
  8. Participate in the faculty orientation program, bi-annual faculty meetings and other training & forums as required by the Chair, Department of English.
  9. Communicate promptly with the Dean, School of Humanities and Sciences and Chair, Department of English if you face any difficulties. Report errors, deficiencies, misrepresentations and make suggestions for improvement in course content to the Dean, School and Chair, Department of English.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. M.A. or Ph.D. in English or closely related field
  2. Experience teaching writing in a college setting
  3. Skills with teaching developmental writing desired but not required
  4. Proficiency in appropriate MS Office software required. Be able to use appropriate software and technology in the learning environment.
  5. Passionate about higher education and dedicated to student success.

Nature of Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk; stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; speak with clarity, have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Adjunct/Affiliate faculty are contracted on an as-needed basis and are not benefits eligible.

Important Notes

Application Process
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.


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