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Goodwin University

Job Description

The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.


Position Description Summary/Purpose:

Full-time faculty members at Goodwin University are responsible for maintaining the highest academic standards in their particular disciplines. They teach 15 credits hours per semester; serve on University committees; develop and maintain curriculum; stay current in their disciplines; stay current with pedagogy and teaching methodology; participate in on and off-campus staff development activities; and participate in University and community service.


Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities:

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

At a minimum, the essential functions of the instructor are to:

  • Coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct courses in the day, evening, or on weekends as assigned
  • Ensure that each course contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency
  • Use the approved course syllabus format when creating course syllabi
  • Teach all classes according to an approved course syllabus
  • Ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled and maintain excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Contact the department chair/program director immediately if an absence is necessary in order to notify students and provide instructional materials, protocols, and directions to ensure consistent and sequential classroom instruction
  • Post and maintain a minimum of 6 office hours/week for student consultations. Submit office hours to the program director at the beginning of each semester and post hours on the syllabus.
  • Keep students informed and updated concerning course content, class requirements, and evaluation procedures
  • Keep students informed about their progress through the prompt grading of papers and other work
  • Participate in student recruitment efforts for the department and program
  • Convey University-related information to students in a timely manner as requested by University officials
  • Maintain accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records for the first two weeks of each semester
  • Conduct class evaluations and complete other University evaluations in accordance with University policy
  • Hold the final exam at the time scheduled on the University’s Final Exam Schedule
  • Submit grades, incompletes, one to one documentation, and change of grade forms to the Registrar’s Office when appropriate
  • Recommend textbooks and other instructional materials including classroom and laboratory equipment to Program Directors
  • Attend departmental meetings and participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of program goals and curriculum review based on student learning outcomes
  • Assess student academic achievement and demonstrate modification of teaching techniques in accordance with assessment feedback
  • Initiate discussions and make recommendations to the Program Director concerning the improvement of teaching, curriculum, and processes related to improving student outcomes
  • Assist in the University’s library collection development by working with the library director to select, and evaluate library resources in each appropriate discipline
  • Make use of available University online resources (Canvass, website, office hour posting, syllabi posting, grade book, Instructional Policy Manual, etc.)
  • Incorporate instructional technologies in instructional delivery
  • Study and utilize students' learning styles in each class in order to facilitate the best teaching and learning situations
  • Attend professional development activities to remain informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction
  • Attend and participate in all Community Day events at the University
  • Submit required reports to the appropriate University personnel
  • Attend all faculty meetings, University assemblies, professional development, orientation, graduation, alumni activities, admission events and other meetings as called by an administrator of the University
  • Serve on and provide information to University committees as needed and requested
  • Become thoroughly familiar with all University policies and procedures and comply with all University policies and procedures
  • Support a multicultural environment and embrace the University’s rich diversity
  • Become actively involved in the co-curricular activities of the University
  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times
  • Demonstrate professional attitude, philosophy, compassion, and commitment that promotes student growth and learning
  • Promote and maintain a healthy and safe educational and work environment, free from harassment and discrimination
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Program Director/Department Chair
  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed.


Other Functions:

Full-time faculty are also required to:

  • Assist in recruitment and retention of students
  • Maintain licenses, certifications and other professional credentials for the profession
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with the local community and other relevant stakeholders


Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach on-line and on-ground courses is preferred
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in specific field of study
  • Demonstrate strong planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate a dedication to excellence in teaching and commitment to high academic and professional standards
  • Effective communication skills with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Work collegially in a team environment
  • Exercise individual initiative, independent action, and sound judgment in alignment with department and University objectives
  • Familiarity with Canvass LMS a plus


Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in related field; Terminal degree preferred


Education, Training and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in related field; Terminal degree preferred
  • Prior teaching experience at the University level preferred

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