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Jobs at Baker University

Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and hires only the highest caliber of faculty, administrators and support staff. Baker University offers its employees an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental, life insurance, a retirement plan and a generous tuition benefit for full-time employees. See links at left for a complete list of Baker University job openings.

It is the policy of Baker University to afford equal opportunity for all persons without distinction or discrimination because of an individual’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law, while making every reasonable effort to comply with the discipline of the United Methodist Church.

Teaching Opportunities

Baker University’s working-adult programs continually seek qualified professionals to teach in our programs. Adjunct professors for these programs must hold at least a master’s degree and be able to offer first-hand professional knowledge relevant to the course. Explore opportunities for teaching highly motivated working adults.

Employment Opportunities
Adjunct Instructor in Written Communication | Posted Nov. 14, 2017

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in written communication. The candidate(s) filling this position will teach classes online and/or on ground.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content. At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application.  An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adjunct Instructor in International Business | Posted Nov. 14, 2017

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in international business for their on-ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both online and on ground.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content. At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application.  An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Marketing | Posted Nov. 14, 2017

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in marketing for their on-ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both online and on ground.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content. At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application.  An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Economics | Posted Nov. 14, 2017

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in economics. The candidate(s) filling this position will teach classes online and/or on ground.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content. At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application.  An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kansas United Methodist Archives Intern | Posted Nov. 14, 2017

The Kansas United Methodist Archives at Baker University is seeking candidates for a paid 500-hour internship beginning in January 2018. The intern will assist the university archivist with processing United Methodist archival material and research requests.

College course work in history or a related discipline and an interest in archives are required. Experience using Archon, Archives Space, or a similar program is desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in archives or who are pursuing an advanced degree in archives management, library science, or a related field of study.

Applicants should submit a letter describing their experience and/or interest in the archival profession or a related field, a resume, and contact information for three references to Human Resources Department, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email at employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments should be in MS Word or Adobe pdf formats.

Letters of application should be received by Dec. 4, 2017, and qualified candidates will be interviewed soon after. Award of the internship will be announced as soon as possible, depending on receipt of applications and supporting documentation. The anticipated start date is Jan. 9, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact Sara DeCaro at sdecaro@bakeru.edu or (785) 594-8380.

Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Development Officer | Posted Nov. 14, 2017

Baker University is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the role of development officer in the Office of Development. This full-time position is responsible for effectively and diplomatically working with alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations, and other constituents to secure support and private funding.

The ideal candidate is a collaborative, energetic professional with strong multitasking skills and sound judgment who can perform the role of a gift officer and donor-relations writer. The development officer will work closely with the senior director of development to develop an annual plan for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of experience in nonprofit fundraising. Desired qualifications include higher education experience, previous experience working as a frontline fundraiser, and proficiency with Talisma and Microsoft Office. The development officer must be able to articulate the university message clearly and concisely, work occasional irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, travel as necessary, and contribute as a member of the Baker University development and alumni relations team.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu or mail to Human Resource Dept., Baker University, P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006.   Attachments should be in MS Word or Adobe pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Written Communication | Posted Nov. 11, 2017

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in written communication. The candidate(s) filling this position will teach classes online and/or on ground.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content. At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, and patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates who have the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in the discipline
  • Experience teaching adults and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete the teaching application and submit a resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with the application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences | Posted Nov. 6, 2017

Baker University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The college seeks an innovative and passionate leader who is committed to the liberal arts and sciences.

Founded in 1858, Baker University is the first private institution in Kansas. The institution maintains its United Methodist heritage through its values: student learning and academic excellence; critical thinking, inquiry, and freedom of expression; integrating learning with faith and values; connections; inclusiveness; and service to the community. Baker University serves approximately 1,150 students in 28 majors in the College of Arts and Sciences housed on the residential campus, located in Baldwin City, Kansas (a 30-minute drive from the greater Kansas City metropolitan area).

The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences plays a central role in the college’s and university’s academic administration, including involvement with strategic planning, curriculum development and review, facilities, and budget. Successful candidates will possess successful leadership experience as chair of an arts or sciences academic department and will preferably have experience as a dean of a College of Arts and Sciences. Baker University is seeking an administrator of exceptional vision and leadership skills to support and guide the development of innovative undergraduate academic programs. The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences works collaboratively with the provost; deans of the School of Education, School of Nursing, and School of Professional and Graduate Studies; and CAS faculty and staff to further the academic mission of the institution and the success of its students. The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences also oversees Student Academic Success, the honors program, study abroad, and QUEST (general education program).

As the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Arts and Sciences, the dean reports directly to the provost of Baker University. The dean is responsible for the college’s academic quality, strategic planning, and budget management. In partnership with other academic leaders, faculty, and administrators, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences respectfully participates in shared governance to improve student success, retention, and graduation rates. The dean supports faculty excellence in teaching, creative and scholarly activity, and service.

Successful candidates must have a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited college or university and a record of distinguished teaching, creative and/or scholarly activity, and service that merits appointment as a professor within the college. Candidates should have a record of proven success as a department chair in an arts and sciences academic department or comparable administrative experience in a regionally accredited university. The ideal candidate will have experience as a dean of a College of Arts and Sciences. Candidates should possess an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of a private higher education institution. The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will be expected to work effectively and collaboratively with the president, provost, vice-presidents, deans, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the Board of Trustees in fostering and articulating a vision for undergraduate education. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin February 1 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile and the Dean Qualifications, available at bakerU.edu/cas-dean. The names and contact information of five references should be included with application materials. Candidate confidentiality will be respected, and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Inquiries and application materials should be sent via email to the Office of Human Resources at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018.

Baker University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

More information about the position and university can be found at bakerU.edu/cas-dean.

Assistant Professor of Sociology | Posted Oct. 17, 2017

The Department of History, Culture, and Society invites applications for an assistant professor in sociology (tenure track) to begin August 2018. We are seeking dynamic teacher/scholars who can teach a combination of the following: criminal justice, law and society, and gender and race. Individuals with professional experience in criminal justice are especially encouraged to apply, although this is not a requirement for application. Candidates should be able to teach core coursing in sociology including Principles of Sociology and Social Research Methods, and contribute to the unique general education program at Baker, called Quest. Applicants must be committed to teaching four courses a semester in a small-college setting and dedicated to student-centered learning. The doctorate must be completed by date of appointment.

Applicants should send (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita, (3) statement of educational philosophy and pedagogical approach, (4) three reference letters, and (5) official transcripts to Connie Deel, Chief Human Resources Officer, PO Box 65, Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006-0065 or electronically at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu. Review of applications will begin Feb. 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, persons from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, and persons from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Baker University, located 40 minutes west of Kansas City, was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas, and is respected throughout the region for its academically challenging liberal arts college. The College of Arts and Sciences, a residential campus, is a strong academic community dedicated to engaging students in the process of learning. U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review consistently rank Baker University as a top school in the Midwest.

Bailey Family Collection Intern | Posted Oct. 16, 2017

The Baker University Archives is pleased to announce a 200-hour internship to assist with the arrangement and description of the Bailey Family Collection. The intern will assist the university archivist with and create a finding-aid for the collection, which is approximately 16 cubic feet in size.

College course work in history or a related discipline and an interest in archives are required. Experience using Archon, Archives Space, or a similar program is desirable. Individuals currently enrolled in a history, library science, information management, or archives management program are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Office of Human Resources, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Interviews will be conducted on the Baldwin City campus. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor of Mass Media | Posted Oct. 11, 2017

Baker University’s Department of Mass Media invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will have expertise in digital media and journalism, with an appreciation for the role of the mass media curriculum in a liberal arts setting. In addition to teaching in the department’s core curriculum, duties will include serving as faculty adviser to the student newspaper and accompanying online site.  Applicants must be comfortable using and teaching media production software, especially Adobe Creative Cloud, as well as WordPress-based content management. Courses to be taught may include Writing for Mass Media, Editing, Advanced Reporting, Digital Media, Publications Design, Graphic Design, Video Production, and Sports Writing.

The department’s mass media program, a regional leader in online student media, is home to award-winning student-run print and online newspapers and radio and TV stations, as well as strong public relations and sports broadcasting programs. The major is structured around tracks in multimedia, public relations, and sports media.

Candidates with doctorate in hand by August 2018 preferred; ABD and MA/MS considered. Professional media experience is highly desirable. Application will include cover letter, separate statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three academic or professional references. Questions may be directed to Dr. Laura Young, Assistant Professor of Mass Media, at laura.young@bakerU.edu. Candidates should submit materials to the Office of Human Resources, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, continuing until the position is filled. EOE.

Provost | Posted Sept. 25, 2017

Baker University is seeking a senior administrator of exceptional vision and with exemplary leadership skills to support and guide the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate academic programs as the university’s next provost. The provost serves as the chief academic officer of the university and works collaboratively with the president, vice presidents, deans, faculty, and staff to further the academic mission of the institution and the success of its students. The provost also oversees Student Affairs, which includes student organizations, fraternities and sororities, housing, career services, diversity and inclusion, student health, and counseling.

Founded in 1858, Baker University is the first institution of higher education in Kansas and maintains its United Methodist heritage through its values: student learning and academic excellence; critical thinking, inquiry, and freedom of expression; integrating learning with faith and values; connections; inclusiveness; and service to the community. Baker University (BU) serves students at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), School of Education (SOE), School of Nursing (SON), and School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS). The CAS and undergraduate programs in education are housed on the residential campus, located in Baldwin City, Kansas (a 30-minute drive from the greater Kansas City metropolitan area). Programs serving the needs of adult learners pursuing associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees at SPGS as well as master’s and doctoral degrees (Ed.D.) at SOE are located on the campus in Overland Park, Kansas. SON, in collaboration with Stormont Vail Health offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing and is located in Topeka, Kansas.

The provost oversees academic programs at all campuses as well as the deans of the CAS, SOE, SON, and SPGS; university minister; library director, faculty, and staff; registrar and staff, and Student Affairs dean and staff.  The provost reports directly to the president of Baker University. The provost works collaboratively with the president and members of the president’s Executive Cabinet which include vice presidents for enrollment and marketing, finance, strategic planning and academic resources/chief information officer, and the athletic director/senior advisor to the president for athletics. In partnership with academic leaders, faculty, and other administrators, the provost respectfully participates in shared governance to improve student success, retention, and graduation rates. The provost supports faculty excellence in teaching, creative and scholarly activity, and service.

Candidates should have a minimum of four years of proven success as an academic dean in a regionally accredited university and hold a terminal degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline within CAS, SOE, SON, or SPGS. A record of distinguished teaching, scholarly activity, and service is expected. Candidates should have experience with undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education and have familiarity with adult and online education, as well as multiple campus operations. The provost will be expected to work effectively and collaboratively with the president, vice presidents, deans, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the Board of Trustees in promoting, fostering, and articulating a vision for undergraduate and graduate education. The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience working with Student Affairs.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and letter of application that address the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile and Provost Qualifications available at www.bakerU.edu/provost. The names and contact information of five references should be included with application materials. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Inquiries and application materials should be sent via email to the Department of Human Resources, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Submit electronic applications to employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu.

Baker University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. More information about the position and university can be found at www.bakerU.edu/provost. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor of Biology | Posted Sept. 20, 2017

Animal Physiologist. Baker University seeks a full-time, tenure-track position for an assistant professor of biology beginning Fall 2018; a PhD is required. Primary teaching duties include the first-semester course of a four-course introductory biology sequence with focus on cell biology and molecular biology, a course in animal physiology, a course in comparative vertebrate anatomy, other upper-level courses within the candidate’s area of expertise, and contributions to the general education (Quest) program by teaching science to nonmajors. The successful applicant will be expected to mentor undergraduate research projects in his or her area of expertise, participate in academic advising of students, serve the university through committee work, and demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development and teaching excellence.

The university is fortunate to have several significant resources within close proximity. On campus is the newly renovated science building, which opened in 2012, as well as the Ivan Boyd Arboretum and a greenhouse. The Baker Wetlands is a 927-acre site 12 miles from campus with native and restored habitats. A Discovery Center and research facility was recently completed on this site and is now open and available for use by the faculty and students.

Qualifications: A PhD in a biological science with expertise in animal physiology is required. Postdoctoral experience is viewed as an advantage. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an interest in and an aptitude for teaching undergraduates.

Applications should include a cover letter, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Application review will begin 15 September 2017 and will be continued until position is filled. Interviews by phone will occur in October of 2017, and on-site interviews will occur in November of 2017. Arrange to have sent three confidential letters of recommendation (including phone numbers and email addresses of references, at least one of which addresses teaching ability) to employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu or Human Resources, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006 with attention to Dr. Erin R. Morris, Chair of the Search Committee. Please send attachments in either MS Word or Adobe pdf format.  Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor of Biology & Director of Baker Wetlands | Posted Sept. 20, 2017

Ecosystems Ecologist. Baker University seeks a full-time, tenure-track position for an assistant professor of biology and director of Baker University Wetlands beginning Fall 2018; a PhD is required. The successful applicant will split duties between a half-time teaching load and a half-time directorship of Baker University Wetlands. Primary teaching duties will include undergraduate biology courses in plant biology and ecosystems-level ecology as well as contributions to the general education (Quest) sequence by teaching science to nonmajors (QS211). Primary duties as director of Baker University Wetlands include directing and coordinating all scientific research conducted at the Baker University Wetlands, management and growth of the undergraduate biology research fund, and collaboration with and advisement to the Baker University Wetlands staff on scientific, restoration, conservation, and habitat management activities at the Baker University Wetlands. The successful applicant will also be encouraged to mentor undergraduate research projects in his or her area of expertise. Additional expectations include academic advising, service to the university, continued professional development, and demonstration of a strong commitment to teaching excellence.

The university is fortunate to have several significant resources within close proximity. On campus is the newly renovated science building, which opened in 2012, as well as the Ivan Boyd Arboretum and a greenhouse. The Baker Wetlands is a 927-acre site 12 miles from campus with native and restored habitats. A Discovery Center and research facility was recently completed on this site and is now open and available for use by the faculty and students.

Qualifications: A PhD in a biological science with expertise in ecosystems science is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in plant biology, experience in grant writing, and postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an interest in and an aptitude for teaching undergraduates.

Applications should include a cover letter, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Application review will begin 15 September 2017 and will be continued until position is filled. Interviews by phone will occur in November of 2017, and on-site interviews will occur in December of 2017. Arrange to have sent three confidential letters of recommendation (including phone numbers and email addresses of references, at least one of which addresses teaching ability) to employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu or Human Resources, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006 with attention to Dr. Scott A. Kimball, Chair of the Search Committee. Please send attachments in either MS Word or Adobe pdf format.  Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Health Care Administration | Posted Aug. 11, 2017

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in health care administration. The candidate(s) filling this position will teach online courses

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level. A minimum of a master’s degree is required to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content.  At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, and patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Professional experience in the discipline
  • Experience teaching adults and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Adjunct Instructor in Strategic Communications | Posted Aug. 11, 2017

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in strategic communications for their on-ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both online and on ground.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level. A minimum of a master’s degree is required to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content.  At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, and patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Professional experience in the discipline
  • Experience teaching adults and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Adjunct Instructor in Leadership | Posted Aug. 8, 2017

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in leadership for o- ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both on ground and online.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level. A minimum of a master’s degree is required to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content: At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To complete the application process, please submit an pdf applicant data record. Or submit the form online below.
Teaching Opportunities | School of Professional & Graduate Studies

The Support of Dynamic Part-Time Faculty Enables Us to . . .

  • Provide instruction that is relevant, current and application based
  • Contribute to the development and competency of diverse students in the community
  • Serve students in more locations

Areas of Instruction

  • Business and Management
  • General Education
  • Leadership
  • Liberal Arts

Delivered Online & On Ground

  • Kansas City’s Northland
  • Lee’s Summit
  • Overland Park
  • Topeka
  • St. Joseph
  • Wichita
To complete the application process, please submit an pdfapplicant data record. Or submit the form online.
Teaching Requirements

The process for selecting SPGS faculty involves several development levels in identifying qualified faculty members and assessing their diverse areas of skill. The process begins by examining academic credentials and reviewing relevant experience.

Each prospective faculty member must submit an application and corresponding documents (including official transcripts, resumes and application form). Applications are screened continuously by the SPGS Learning Services department.

Based on a review of credentials, a potential candidate may be invited to participate in Baker Academy, the SPGS selection process for new instructors. The following criteria are used in determining which candidates are invited to participate in the Baker Academy:

Required

  • Master’s degree
  • Terminal degree to teach at the graduate level
  • Knowledge of specialized content: at least 18 graduate credit hours in content area
  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preferred

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in content area
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

The identification of applicants invited to participate in Baker Academy is also determined based on SPGS instructional needs. Learning Services staff will review potential candidates’ official transcripts, resumes, and application forms with SPGS instructional needs in mind.

Faculty selection procedures are structured to assess a candidate’s ability to effectively facilitate student learning. Candidates must also demonstrate technical proficiency when using Baker University’s learning management system, Moodle.

Baker Academy

The Baker Academy prepares potential adjunct faculty to become quality online and blended course instructors for Baker University. It also gives Baker administrators an opportunity to get to know potential adjunct instructors in order to determine their fit with Baker University. The Academy covers Baker’s standards regarding expectations for course delivery, video use, and best practices in online and blended teaching and learning.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the online classroom, review standards and expectations for course delivery, become familiar with Baker’s best practices and standards rubrics, and view a variety of videos explaining the specifics of Moodle.

Baker Academy Goals

The academy will accomplish the following:

  • Introduce participants to Baker’s standards and expectations for online and blended instruction
  • Expose participants to the environment of an online classroom, which will cover communication, technology, scenarios, grades, feedback, assessments and creations
  • Provide participants with best practices and standards for online and blended instruction
  • Provide participants with a variety of videos explaining the specifics of Moodle
  • Explain the importance of module consistency with reference to the four steps involving the metacognitive process

Baker Academy Overview

Baker Academy sessions are scheduled throughout the year. Upon completion of this selection process, candidates will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate effective communication
  • Describe their communication plan and approach
  • Identify Moodle’s formats for communicating with students
  • Incorporate imagery into a class shell
  • Bring outside resources into a class shell
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices in online and blended teaching and learning
  • Implement strategies for working with students
  • Use Moodle in providing feedback to students on assignments
  • Develop content for the week following the metacognitive process for each module

Candidates will begin Baker Academy by completing two weeks of online training in best practice instructional strategies. After these two weeks, candidates will demonstrate instructional strategies in a face-to-face presentation. Upon successful completion of weeks one, two and three, selected candidates will be invited to complete week four of Baker Academy. Week four will consist of a weeklong online orientation to Baker University. This orientation will focus on policies, procedures, resources, and Baker University history.

Selection of Current Faculty for Other Modalities

If current faculty members are interested in teaching in a new modality, faculty should contact the assistant director of Learning Services. The assistant director of Learning Services will review the faculty member’s teaching experience and past student and peer evaluations. Selected faculty candidates will then be invited to participate in a selection process and a course observation experience.

Once all steps of faculty review are completed, selected faculty members are eligible to be offered teaching opportunities in the appropriate modality on a course-by-course basis as needed for Baker’s various programs.

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Human Resources
PO Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006
employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu