The Associate Professor is the subject matter expert in accounting, and is proficient in applicable learning methodologies. The annual teaching load for this position depends on the administrative and service commitments and is based on the courses and course-levels taught. The Dean will set the student count for each calendar year. Participation and interaction with students and their families/friends during graduation events is required. The position is on-site at our location in Lenexa, KS.
- Provide instruction in accordance with the philosophy of the University and within the scope of departmentally-defined courses, programs of study, and degrees.
- Keep accurate electronic records for both the learning management system maintenance as well as the University records system and submit all records when required.
- Prepare for, and personally conduct, all assigned courses.
- Provide office hours support, and communicate (e.g., email, posting, livechat, etc.) in a timely manner with students, other faculty, staff, and Dean and/or Chair, particularly on student concerns or issues.
- Required office hours include some evenings and weekends.
- Provide students with frequent, regular feedback and note progress toward course/program goals and objectives.
- Conduct fair evaluation (resulting in grades) and apply standards equally to all students.
- Make referrals to support services when a student’s scholastic or personal needs require special attention. Follow University policies and procedures for documenting student behavior, particularly regarding Code of Conduct violations.
- Follow principles of good educational practice: provide ongoing contact between students, develop reciprocity/cooperation among students, use active learning techniques, give prompt feedback, emphasize time on task, communicate high expectations, and respect diverse talents and ways of learning.
- Attend and participate actively in pertinent committees (Academic Council, Faculty Committee, college and/or departmental meetings, and others) as specified by Dean.
- Collaborate with department leadership as needed.
- Provide input to management to improve processes within the department.
- Undertake special projects which may include but are not limited to: program reviews, supporting programmatic accreditation, course design and revisions, researching academic standards and trends, and others determined necessary by Dean and Chair.
- Aid in program review process through data gathering and analysis, as needed.
- Assist in faculty mentoring program.
- Assist Dean with faculty performance reviews.
- Assist in the proctored exam audit process.
- Participate in programmatic outcomes assessment processes, including development of rubrics, assessment of artifacts, evaluation of results, and recommendation of changes based on results.
- Serve as representative on University committees as appropriate.
- Collaborate with Dean and curriculum department on program course content and develop course content as appropriate and needed.
- Assume responsibility to keep current in the field of study/area of expertise and continue to develop professionally in content, methodologies, and distance strategies.
- Actively participate in faculty development opportunities (internally and externally).
- Translate professional development activities into opportunities to contribute to the development of fellowfaculty members in the department.
- Create a positive growth environment for both faculty and student learning.
- Master’s degree in the field of study or master’s degree and 18 graduate credit hours of coursework in the subject area required to teach in the Associate and Bachelordegree programs (graduate hours in Education do not qualify).
- CPA, CMA, or other recognized accounting credential is required.
- A doctorate or the accepted terminal qualification in the field of study is required for teaching in the graduate programs (ABD will be considered).
- All degrees earned must have been awarded by institutions accredited by agencies that are recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- Appropriate certifications as needed by academic discipline.
- Five years of college level teaching experience (may be a combination of online and on-ground teaching experience).
- Three years of professional or practical experience appropriate to the subject area.
- Able to make decisions and work independently with exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
- Required proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Products.
- Knowledge of and experience with Blackboard Learning Management System is desired.
- Able to gather, analyze, evaluate, and integrate information electronically.
- Advanced academic writing skills required.
- In-depth knowledge of distance learning educational models, adult learning styles, and technology-assisted instruction.
- Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and by telephone) and in writing.