Special Education, Adjunct Faculty - University of Saint Joseph
University of Saint Joseph
Location: West Hartford, Connecticut
Internal Number: 169940
Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Adjuncts/Temporary Employees Posted On: Wed Nov 15 2023 Job Description:
The University of Saint Joseph invites qualified applicants to serve as part-time adjunct faculty within the Education Department. The department is actively recruiting adjuncts for the Spring 2024 semester for faculty to teach lecture. We currently have openings for the following courses:
SPEC 275Curriculum and Instruction for Special Education, Tuesday 9:30am-12:00pm
SPEC 275 covers the principles of instruction for children receiving special education services such as academic, social behavior, learning strategies, and instructional design and delivery.
The Education Department in the School of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education offers both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Education, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education, just to name a few. We are proud of our graduates and life-long learners and emerging leaders who are remarkable in their abilities as new teachers and impressive in their capacities as effective practitioners. As a result, they are sought out by school districts throughout Connecticut.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Teach 2-6 credits designated as contact time with the students.
Prepare lectures, projects, homework, assessments, and other student assignments that align with the course syllabus.
Grade all student assignments in a timely manner.
Provide appropriate feedback to students to promote academic success.
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours; Adjunct must be available a minimum of one additional hour per week, either in-person or virtually, to provide support to students.
Attend program/department meetings as requested.
Demonstrate knowledge of the current methods and practices for teaching college-level courses; present qualified and clear instruction related to the course subject.
Learn and utilize technology offered at USJ to facilitate teaching.
Meet all designated class periods in the semester as dictated by the academic calendar.
Submit mid-semester and final grades to the Registrar's Office within required time-frames, leave all course records with the department chairperson upon completion of the course.
Provide a supportive atmosphere for student success
Master's degree or higher in the discipline of Education, Special Education or related field when teaching undergraduate courses. Degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.
Prior teaching experience strongly preferred.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation
Teaching assignments are part-time, on a semester basis only and are dependent on student enrollment and department need.
Courses are offered in a variety of formats (as decided upon by the Registrar's Office) including in-person, synchronous online, and asynchronous online. Courses are offered at various times, including day, evening, weekdays, and Saturdays. Please indicate in your cover letter your general availability and your experience teaching in various formats.
Regular attendance is an essential job function as it demonstrates dependability towards the performance of job duties.
The University of Saint Joseph believes it must play an active role in creating a community of employees that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. Our work benefits greatly from the contributions of people of color, people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.