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Student Accounts Specialist | Posted Oct. 29, 2018

The Student Accounts Specialist’s primary functions are to maintain student financial records; provide professional, timely, and accurate student contact and correspondence; organize payment plans and monitor accounts that have an outstanding balance; record payments and process receipts; oversee collections procedures for current student accounts; scan and link student records;  provide assistance to other student accounts specialists and Student Accounts Supervisor

The requirements for this position are graduation from high school, experience with general office procedures, knowledge of basic accounting guidelines, ability to operate a 10-key calculator, ability to work under the pressure of deadlines, ability to work as a team member, ability to maintain confidentiality, ability to accept supervision, and ability to communicate well, both orally and written.

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

Assistant Professor of Sociology | Posted Oct. 25, 2018

The Department of History, Culture, and Society invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Sociology (tenure track) to begin August 2019. We are seeking a collegial, dynamic teacher/scholar who can teach a combination of three of the following: Criminal Justice, Law and Society, Race, and Gender. Individuals who can teach Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences and GIS are especially encouraged to apply, although this is not required. Candidates should also be able to teach core courses in sociology including Principles of Sociology, 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) graduate transcripts, (5) three reference letters, and (6) salary requirements to Connie Deel, Chief Human Resources Officer, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006-0065 or electronically to employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu. Email attachments must be made in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019, 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. US News & World Report consistently ranks Baker University as a top school in the Midwest.

Custodial Positions | Posted Oct. 23, 2018

The custodians will be trained in a variety of duties including general cleaning and sanitation of bath areas; general floor care and cleaning, both carpeted and hard surface floors; operating and maintaining mechanical and electrical equipment used in floor maintenance; collecting and removing all trash from public and service areas; moving furniture, appliances, and supplies in and out of residence halls as directed; and setting up equipment and furniture for special programs.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than Baker University. Baker offers great benefits to employees with paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement program, medical and dental insurance, and life insurance. Baker University also offers educational opportunities for eligible employees. Baker is a great place to work!

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resource Department, and PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS. 66006 or electronically at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Paper applications can be obtained at 618 Eighth Street, Office #4. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor of Mass Media | Posted Oct. 18, 2018

Baker University’s Department of Mass Media invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2019. 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 2019 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, salary requirements, and contact information for three academic or professional references. Questions may be directed to Dr. Joe Watson, Professor of Mass Media, at joe.watson@bakeru.edu. Candidates should submit application materials to the Human Resources Department, 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, 2018, continuing until the position is filled.

Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Website Developer – Marketing Office | Posted Oct. 8, 2018

Baker University invites applications for a Website Developer. This person is responsible for developing a dynamic website that meets university communication goals and fulfills the needs of individual units. The Website Developer is expected to be proactive and lead the university toward maintenance of a robust website that serves as the primary communication channel for recruiting prospective students. The Website Developer also must monitor analytics, seek feedback, and make recommendations concerning navigation, functionality, and content, as well as operational structure and processes needed to ensure a dependable website. Our ideal candidate is passionate about enhancing and improving websites, and is comfortable with every aspect of web development, including a variety of frameworks and coding languages. CRM, SEO and SEM knowledge a huge plus.

This individual works closely with graphic designers, writers, and other creative service professionals in the Office of Marketing and Communications. The Website Developer maintains a close working relationship with members of IT and others who provide server support and other web services. He or she will be the point person for a website redesign scheduled for fall 2018. Monitors web traffic, performance and capacity to identify, prevent and resolve issues. Coordinates with stakeholders to ensure that the site provides content and functionality that meet the business needs of the organization. Maintains appropriate security and troubleshoots any issues.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, IT, Web design or a related field.
  • Minimum two years of experience working with websites that demonstrate strong fundamentals of usability
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash, PHP, MySQL, ASP, XHTML required. Experience with Joomla, WordPress, Dreamweaver and Adobe Creative Cloud preferred.
  • Knowledge of PC and Mac browsers
  • Strong communications, project management, and organizational skills
  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Willingness to execute the designers’ visions
  • Ability to work well and communicate clearly with others
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work both in a team situation and independently, as the situation requires

Application Process

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a cover letter, application, and recommendations. Candidates should submit these materials to the following:

Human Resources Office, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu   Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats.

Baker University was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas. Grounded in an affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Baker is a premiere university dedicated to excellence in liberal arts and professional education for traditional students and working adults.  Learn more about the university at www.bakerU.edu. Baker University is an equal opportunity employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Geology | Posted Sept. 20, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in geology. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach at our Overland Park campus or 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:

  • Terminal degree
  • Experience working with a learning management system
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, and patience with students and diverse populations

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching adults and accelerated courses.

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 Biology | Posted Sept. 20, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in biology. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach at our Overland Park campus or 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:

  • Terminal degree
  • Experience working with a learning management system
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, and patience with students and diverse populations

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching adults and accelerated courses.

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 Health Care Administration | Posted Sept. 20, 2018

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 Marketing | Posted Sept. 20, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct Instructor(s) in marketing. The candidates filling this position may teach classes online or at our Overland Park campus.

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

Adjunct Instructor in Human Resources | Posted Sept. 20, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in human resources. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach at our Overland Park campus or 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:

  • SHRM certification
  • 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:

  • 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 Statistics | Posted Sept. 20, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in statistics. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both online and on ground at our Overland Park campus

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, 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 Finance | Posted Sept. 20, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for Adjunct Instructor(s) in Finance for their on-ground location in Overland Park.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 include:

  • CFA or CFP certifications
  • 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.

Vice President for Enrollment Management & Marketing | Posted Sept. 19, 2018

The Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing will lead all enrollment management activities at the university bringing focus, vision, and coordinated strategy to recruiting, admitting, and retaining students. A highly visible and collaborative leader, the Vice President reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet. The Vice President will guide the University’s efforts to set and fulfill strategic enrollment goals, including identifying new and creative means to grow enrollment using data and technology to oversee all enrollment processes, as well as all marketing activities for the university. The Vice President will demonstrate administrative ability and competence; proven experience in developing and executing a strategic enrollment plan and marketing plan; and exceptional technical skills including financial aid leveraging, data analysis, and systems utilization. Seven to 10 years of experience in a closely related field are required.

Salary commensurate with experience and full benefits package. Candidates wishing to apply for the position should email a resume and cover letter, along with three references and salary requirements to Human Resources, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS  66006 or submit electronically to employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu.  Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe .pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women’s Basketball Graduate Assistant | Posted Sept. 14, 2018

Baker University (NAIA in Baldwin City, KS) is looking for a Graduate Assistant for women’s basketball. Responsibilities include administrative and clerical work for our basketball program; assist coaching staff in areas within the program; pre- and postseason training; evaluation, recruitment, and retention of prospective student-athletes; practice and game preparation; team travel arrangements; fund-raising; public relations; and attendance at all team functions.

Bachelor’s degree required in addition to acceptance and admittance into the Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies. Previous playing/coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred. Must have acceptable driving record. Baker graduate school tuition waived for any Baker graduate programs offered. Position would allow some schedule flexibility for individual.

Candidates wishing to apply for the position should email a resume and cover letter, along with three references to Human Resources, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or submit electronically to employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu Attachments should be in MS Word or Adobe .pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Facilities | Posted Sept. 4, 2018

The Director of Facilities’s primary function will be to direct the daily operations of the physical plant and grounds for the Baldwin City campus of Baker University. The Director must have the ability to lead, delegate, establish departmental procedures, and analyze and improve new and existing systems. He or she must be capable of developing and implementing various projects within budget and on time. He or she must be capable of troubleshooting and understanding the cause and effect of potential problems and have the ability to solve those problems within the confines of FTEs and budget. This position reports to the Associate Vice President, Capital Planning, Facilities, and Emergency Operations.

Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, résumé, and a list of three references to the Human Resources Department, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or send via email to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Men’s & Women’s Golf Graduate Assistant | Posted June 26, 2018

Baker University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of men’s and women’s golf graduate assistant. Baker University is an NAIA school in Baldwin City, Kansas.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, monitoring of academic progress for student-athletes, overseeing weight training and conditioning sessions, performing individual skill development workouts, in-tournament coaching duties, assisting in all phases of the recruiting process and any other duties as assigned by the head coach.

Undergraduate degree required as well as acceptance and admittance into the Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies. Acceptable applicants must possess a strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, a dedication to students and an interest in pursuing a career in coaching. Collegiate playing experience is preferred.

Position will remain open until filled.

Candidates wishing to apply for the position should email a resume and cover letter, along with three references to Human Resources, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS  66006 or submit electronically to employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu.  Attachments should be in MS Word or Adobe pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Coach, Women's Wrestling | Posted June 7, 2018

Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.

This position is responsible for coaching, managing, and assisting in all aspects of the Baker University women’s wrestling team and will be responsible to the Director of Athletics and Director of Wrestling Operations for the development of a competitive wrestling program. The women’s team will compete as a representative of the NAIA and will adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association.

Job expectations include, but not limited to recruiting, scouting, budgeting, planning, organizing, scheduling, camp clinician, RTC coaching, monitoring academic performance, and promoting intercollegiate athletics. Teaching responsibilities may be included.

Required:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, previous coaching and/or wrestling experience, and proven successful recruiting of quality student-athletes.

Preferred: Master’s degree

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resource Department, and PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS. 66006 or electronically at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu   Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Gift Officer, Leadership Giving – Development Office | Posted May 31, 2018

Baker University invites applications for the gift officer, leadership giving position in the Development Office located in Baldwin City, Kansas. This is a full-time position that is responsible for conducting a systemic prospecting plan for securing new gifts, executing a professional and informed presentation for cultivating and securing new gifts, establishing procedures, and conducting a minimum of 100 annual visits to monitor and nurture the university’s President’s Club and increase the number of major gift donors.

This position reports to the chief of staff, Office of the President and Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

The gift officer, leadership giving must help ensure the attainment of goals and objectives for any approved campaigns or giving priorities (including the annual Baker Fund campaign). Acts as liaison between various university departments and donors.

The gift officer, leadership giving must ensure that all major and leadership gift activities and gift statuses are coordinated and reported.  This includes coordinating with the chief of staff, attending scheduled university planning and coordination meetings, coordinating and reporting to the president as required, and occasionally the Board of Trustees as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in nonprofit development required, in higher education preferred.
  • Proven track record of successful gift solicitation in higher education and a strong motivation to exceed annual goals.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills required to relate to donors, volunteers, and colleagues, including tact, diplomacy, discretion, and the ability to maintain confidentiality inside and outside the Office of Development.
  • Excellent fundraising, negotiating, organizational, and analytical skills, with an attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand the objectives of university fundraising priorities and to integrate goals with those objectives.
  • Willingness and ability to travel

Application Process

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a cover letter, application, and recommendations. Candidates should submit these materials to the following:

Human Resources Office, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu   Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats.

Baker University was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas. Grounded in an affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Baker is a premiere university dedicated to excellence in liberal arts and professional education for traditional students and working adults.  Learn more about the university at www.bakerU.edu. Baker University is an equal opportunity employer.

Community Outreach Specialist | Posted April 20, 2018

Support Baker University’s enrollment efforts at the School of Professional and Graduate Studies by becoming a community outreach specialist. This part-time position helps our recruitment efforts by staffing events, generating leads, and meeting with prospective students. Perfect for a graduate assistant or someone looking for event-based, occasional work. Training will be provided.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references to the Human Resources Department, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or send via email to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Accounting | Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in accounting. The candidate(s) filling this position will teach classes preferably on ground in the Kansas City area, with potential for online courses, as well.

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:

  • CPA license
  • Master’s in accounting or related discipline
  • 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 Feb. 7, 2018

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 Leadership | Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in leadership for on-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, submit the applicant data record.

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 | 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.

Teaching Opportunities | School of Education Graduate Programs

Teaching Opportunities

Baker University’s School of Education continually seeks qualified professionals to teach in our graduate 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 educators.

To complete the application process, please submit an pdfapplicant data record. Or submit the form online.

CONTACT US

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

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