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Department:School of Music
Job Type:Affiliate Faculty
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Colorado Christian University is currently looking for qualified instructors to become affiliate faculty. The University's faculty is a group of experienced professionals who are able to integrate their evangelical Christian faith in the classroom and help disciple the next generation of Christian leaders.
College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS) courses are offered during the day in a traditional in-seat, 15 week semester.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Must follow all course policies and meet expectations according to established faculty guidelines, including timely grading of assignments, tests, papers, and final grade submission.
- Communicate with students in a timely manner. This includes: Contacting students using the eCollege e-mail system before class starts to welcome them. Using the eCollege 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 eCollege Drop Box for all assignments and returning all graded assignments to maintain a permanent record of student work.
- Commitment to the integration of Christian faith and learning.
- 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 (eCompanion or eCourse) 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.)
- Provide supplemental material that will enhance the class according to the experience and expertise of the faculty, however gain approval from the Dean or Assistant Director of Curriculum before adding new material to course shell. Adhere to the course and course objectives for basic content.
- Maintain established office hours when contracted for a course and be available for individual student consultations (during evenings and weekends for CAGS students).
- Participate in the faculty orientation program, bi-annual faculty meetings and other training & forums as required.
- Communicate promptly with the Dean; Regional Center Administrator, Director of Faculty, or other designated CAGS staff, if you face any difficulties. Report errors, deficiencies, misrepresentations and make suggestions for improvement in course content to the Dean or Assistant Director of Curriculum.
- To teach in a baccalaureate program: Master's or Doctoral degree, and five to seven years of documented work experience in a field of study related to desired area of teaching. To teach in a master's program: Doctorate/ABD preferred, Master's plus five to seven years of documented work experience accepted.
- Appropriate certification and/or licensure may be required to teach some courses (i.e. CPA, Project Management, Nursing, Education).
- Three to five years of higher education teaching experience preferred.
- Willing to be certified as eCollege proficient.
- Proficiency in appropriate MS Office software required. Be able to use appropriate software and technology in the learning environment.
- Knowledge of adult learning theory required for CAGS affiliate faculty.
- 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.
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.Benefits
Colorado Christian University offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees. The benefit programs include: group health-dental-life insurance, 403b plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, tuition waiver program, paid holidays, short-term disability, long-term disability, and a leave of absence program.