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Assistant Professor of Sports Administration | Posted Sept. 12, 2019

Baker University’s Department of Business and Economics (hereafter Department) seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sports administration, beginning August 2020.  A strong candidate will have teaching expertise in multiple fields such as sports management, sports leadership, sports marketing, finance, and sports law. Of particular interest is a candidate with strong quantitative skills and familiarity with sports applications using social media and digital marketing. The teaching load is 4/4. A passion for undergraduate teaching and an appreciation for the role of the sports administration curriculum in a liberal arts setting is also essential. Strong candidates will show evidence of providing effective support and guidance for students pursuing internships, and display an eagerness to actively engage with the Kansas City–area sports community. 

Founded by a Methodist bishop in 1858, Baker is the oldest university in Kansas. The Department is part of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, located in Baldwin City, Kansas. The Department offers majors in accounting, business, economics, international business, and sports administration. 

This position is tenure track and at the assistant professor rank. Eligible candidates will be considered based on their (1) teaching experience and (2) demonstrated ability to foster student engagement and success. This position requires a master’s-level degree in sports administration with a minor or concentration in business, or a master’s-level degree in a business-related discipline. A doctoral degree is preferred. 

A description of the sports administration program is available at www.bakeru.edu/sports-administration.

Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of teaching philosophy, and names with contact information for three references should be sent to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Queries may be sent to Dr. Judith Smrha, Chair of the Business and Economics Department and Search Committee Chair (jsmrha@bakeru.edu). EOE.

Campus Safety Operator | Posted Sept. 11, 2019

The Campus Safety Operator’s primary duty is to receive incoming campus safety calls and coordinate appropriate action. Additional primary duties include providing administrative support for the Associate Vice President of Capital Planning, Facilities and Emergency Management.  Secondary duties include coordinating of university parking tags for all student and staff vehicles as well as assisting with the scheduling of safety trainings and inspections. 

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

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

Discovery Center Coordinator, Part Time | Posted Sept. 3, 2019

Baker University Wetlands in Lawrence, Kansas, is seeking a Discovery Center Coordinator. The Discovery Center Coordinator is primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Baker University Wetlands’ Discovery Center. Duties include maintaining the Discovery Center and the nearby grounds in an orderly and organized fashion. He or she will also manage the gift shop inside the Discovery Center, including monitoring inventory, setting prices, restocking, and marketing of gift shop items. The Discovery Center Coordinator will oversee facility rentals. He or she will serve as the main contact for various groups and organizations that are interested in using the Discovery Center for meetings and events. This will include handling rental agreements, ascertaining the group’s needs and making sure that they are met, as well as assisting with the cleanup after each group. This is a part-time, 20-hour per week position. The Discovery Center Manager reports to the Education and Outreach Specialist.

Applicants should have the ability to work with individuals from various backgrounds and to communicate well both orally and written. He or she should be detailed oriented with good record-keeping skills, have the ability to work as a team member with the willingness to help where and when needed, as well as the ability to make sound decisions and to work independently. Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, experience in marketing, and up-to-date CPR and first aid training.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu or mail to Baker University, Human Resources Department, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Attachments should be in MS Word or Adobe pdf formats. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019, and will continue until a suitable applicant is selected. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Student Academic Success Assistant | Posted Sept. 3, 2019

Baker University is seeking a student-centered individual to fill the position of Assistant in a fast-paced educational support environment. This full-time position is located on the Baldwin City campus and reports to the Director of Student Academic Success. The SAS Assistant is the primary support for student walk-in traffic, proctoring exams, and supervising student workers. Additionally, this position supports academic record keeping for ADA accommodations, as well as various aspects of record keeping and reporting for SAS programs.

Preference is given to candidates having a bachelor’s degree or experience in education office work. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal communication skills, be detail and process oriented, be deadline motivated, and have a working knowledge of computer applications software. 

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. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources Department, 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.

Custodial Position – Full Time | Posted Aug. 29, 2019

The custodian 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 farther than Baker University. Baker offers great benefits to employees with paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement program, medical and dental insurance as well as 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.

Data Manager & Office Assistant | Posted Aug. 27, 2019

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies in Overland Park invites applications for a Data Manager and Office Assistant beginning September 1, 2019.

This position’s primary functions are to support the School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) with assessment data management and other administrative tasks. Duties and responsibilities for the SPGS Data Manager and Office Assistant include managing student and instructor access to assessment program, collecting data, managing surveys, disseminating survey results, adjunct instructor payroll, updating department documentations, and supporting the Dean and Assistant Dean for the School of Professional and Graduate Studies. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree, minimum two years’ experience as an administrative assistant or human resources professional, knowledge/skills that reflect demonstrated proficiency and accuracy in Microsoft Office suite, effective interpersonal skills, and independent problem-solving abilities. Must be able to maintain confidentiality, be a quick learner who can adjust through feedback with a positive attitude, and be flexible and show initiative.

Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and a list of three references with contact information 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.

Custodial Position – Part Time | Posted Aug. 26, 2019

The part-time custodian 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 farther than Baker University. Baker offers great benefits to employees with paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement program, medical and dental insurance as well as 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.

Industrial Maintenance Technician | Posted Aug. 26, 2019

The primary responsibilities of the Industrial Maintenance Technician include installing, maintaining, upgrading, and fabricating machinery and equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, and other requirements per project and equipment needs throughout university facilities.

General responsibilities of the Industrial Maintenance Technician include performing general labor assistance, pipefitting, commercial carpentry, precision welding, arc welding, wire feed welding, and oxyacetylene torch cutting. 

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, and 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, 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 Public Relations | Posted Aug. 26, 2019

Baker University’s Department of Mass Media invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Public Relations, beginning August 2020. The successful candidate will have expertise in mass media with an emphasis in public relations. A passion for undergraduate teaching and an appreciation for the role of the mass media curriculum in a liberal arts setting is also essential. In addition to leading the public relations track the successful candidate will contribute to the department’s core curriculum.

The department’s mass media program, a regional leader in online student media, is home to award-winning student-operated journalism and broadcasting programs, as well as a public relations emphasis that underscores hands-on experiences for students. The major is structured around tracks in digital media, public relations, and sports communication.

Candidates with professional PR experience and doctorate in hand by August 2020 preferred; ABD and MA/MS considered. 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. Candidates should submit 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. Direct questions to Dr. Joe Watson, Professor of Mass Media and Chair of the Department of Mass Media and Visual Arts, at Joe.Watson@bakeru.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019, continuing until the position is filled. EOE.

Continuing Education Academic Support Specialist | Posted Aug. 22, 2019

Baker University is seeking a service-oriented, self-motivated individual to fill the position of Continuing Education Academic Support Specialist in a fast-paced educational-support environment on our Overland Park campus (7301 College Blvd.). Reporting to the Assistant Registrar, the Continuing Education Academic Support Specialist works closely with the Continuing Education Director in support of and service to continuing education students and instructors while maintaining adherence to academic policy and integrity of these program. This position is responsible for continuing education course building, student enrollments, monitoring grade submissions, and collaboration between staff and instructors in support of the student.  A high school diploma is required with preference given to candidates holding a bachelor’s degree and/or experience in working within higher education. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal communication skills, be detail oriented and deadline motivated, and have good organizational skills  and a working knowledge of database systems and computer applications software, especially that of Microsoft Excel.

Baker University was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas. Grounded in an affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Baker is a premier university dedicated to excellence in liberal arts and professional education for traditional students and working adults. The office for the School of Professional and Graduate Studies and graduate programs for the School of Education is located in Overland Park on College Boulevard. Learn more about the University at bakerU.edu.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources Department, 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.

Adjunct Instructor in Marketing | Posted Aug. 21, 2019

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

Biologist & Natural Areas Manager – BU Wetlands | Posted August 19, 2019

Baker University Wetlands in Lawrence, KS, is seeking a Biologist and Natural Areas Manager. The Biologist and Natural Areas Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a plan for managing wildlife habitats at the Baker University Wetlands. The plan should be based in scientific principles and include the process of managing the Wetlands in such a way that promotes wetland, prairie, and riparian habitats in the appropriate locations as well as maintains or enhances biodiversity while at the same time reducing or eradicating invasive species. In addition, he/she will be responsible for maintaining a functional wetland on a substantial portion of the property as an ongoing contractual obligation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. To this end, he/she will ensure water control structures are functional as well as record quarterly water levels on areas that have active water appropriation permits. The Natural Areas Manager will assist in the ongoing research efforts at the Wetlands. This includes assisting the Director in solicitation of visiting scientists as well as in grant writing to support research efforts, including the purchase of specialized equipment as needed. He/she will also supervise interns as well as perform administrative duties that support management of and research at the Wetlands. The Biologist and Natural Areas Manager reports to the Director of the Baker Wetlands.

Applicants should have a master’s degree in biology or related field as well as a strong background (i.e., knowledge and experience) in habitat management, especially wetland, prairie, and riparian habitats. They should be capable of operation and maintenance of various pieces of equipment and power tools, possess skills to interact with a wide variety of audiences, be detail oriented with good record keeping skills (particularly in reference to permits), and have the ability to set goals for the Wetland facility and manage the budget needed for operation. Applicants should have a working knowledge of common wetland plants and vertebrates of Eastern Kansas.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu or mail to Baker University, Human Resources Department, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Attachments should be in MS Word or Adobe pdf formats. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019, and will continue until a suitable applicant is selected. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Landscape Specialist, Full Time & Part Time | Posted August 6, 2019

Baker University is seeking a full-time and a part-time Landscape Specialist to continue to make our campus a beautiful place to learn. This full-time position is located on the Baldwin City campus and reports to the University Grounds Supervisor. This position’s primary duties are to perform landscape maintenance tasks requiring moderately advanced skills and knowledge in a variety of disciplines including landscape irrigation, ornamentals, and turf grass applications such as fertilizer, herbicides and pest control applications. Additional landscaping duties include mowing, trimming, tree planting, shrub trimming, and planter bed constructing and management. Secondary duties for this position include coordinating and the setup of all special events for the university and snow and ice removal. 

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

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources Department, 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.

Academic Records Specialist | Posted July 29, 2019

Baker University is seeking a student-centered individual to fill the position of Academic Records Specialist in a fast-paced educational support environment. This full-time position is located on the Baldwin City campus and reports to the Assistant Registrar.  The Academic Records Specialist is the primary support for incoming calls, monitoring the office email account, and assisting walk-in traffic. Additionally, this position supports academic record keeping for Baker University School of Nursing students as well as various aspects of record keeping and reporting for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Graduation from high school is required with preference given to candidates having college credits or experience in admissions or registrar’s office work. The ideal candidate will be detail and process oriented and deadline motivated, and will possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and a working knowledge of database systems and computer applications software. 

Baker University was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas. Grounded in an affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Baker is a premier 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.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources Department, 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.

Part-Time SOE Enrollment Assistant| Posted July 16, 2019

Job Summary & Description

Duties and responsibilities for the Departmental Assistant for the School of Education graduate programs include providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the enrollment team to ensure enrollment strategies are met. This position supports the team through a variety of tasks related to data entry, organization, and communication. This person is responsible for confidential and time-sensitive material. The ability to effectively communicate both orally and written is critical. All departmental assistant duties must be completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.

Office Location: Overland Park Campus (7301 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210)

Office hours:  M-F, no more than 25 hours per week

Job Requirements

  • Maintain supplies/promotional items inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Create cohort payment schedules, informational meeting calendars for enrollment advisors, and update marketing on the meetings
  • Update promotional materials such as fliers, course descriptions, etc.
  • Cover the reception desk or enrollment team department phones, live chat, and texting when needed.
  • Input/update data into the university system(s) of record. This includes scanning and linking of documents.
  • Update reports and information as needed.
  • Complete research requests as needed in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Details

Looking for part-time assistance during the week with no more than 25 hours each week.  Hours can be spread throughout the week or specific days.

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.

Part-Time SPGS Enrollment Assistant| Posted July 16, 2019

Job Summary & Description

Duties and responsibilities for the Departmental Assistant for the School of Professional and Graduate Studies include providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the enrollment team to ensure enrollment strategies are met. This position supports the team through a variety of tasks related to data entry, organization, and communication. This person is responsible for confidential and time-sensitive material. The ability to effectively communicate both orally and written is critical. All departmental assistant duties must be completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.

Office Location: Overland Park Campus (7301 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210)

Office hours:  M-F, no more than 25 hours per week

Job Requirements

  • Maintain supplies/promotional items inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Create cohort payment schedules, informational meeting calendars for enrollment advisors, and update marketing on the meetings
  • Update promotional materials such as fliers, course descriptions, etc.
  • Cover the reception desk or enrollment team department phones, live chat, and texting when needed.
  • Input/update data into the university system(s) of record. This includes scanning and linking of documents.
  • Update reports and information as needed.
  • Complete research requests as needed in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Details

Looking for part-time assistance during the week with no more than 25 hours each week.  Hours can be spread throughout the week or specific days.

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.

Mealman Endowed Chair of Business Leadership and Innovation | Posted July 12, 2019

Baker University’s Department of Business and Economics (hereafter department) seeks applications and nominations for the William Everett and Mary Ellen Mealman Endowed Chair of Business Leadership and Innovation. Mr. Mealman is a Baker graduate and chairman of the board of PBI/Gordon Corp. Founded by a Methodist bishop in 1858, Baker is the oldest university in Kansas. The department is part of the university’s College of Arts and Sciences, located in Baldwin City, Kansas. The department offers majors in accounting, business, economics, international business, and sports administration. 

This position may be tenure-track and full-professor rank. Eligible candidates will be considered based on their (1) demonstrated appreciation for business leadership and innovation, (2) ongoing research and/or consulting concerning the business community, and (3) teaching experience.  A doctoral degree in a business-related discipline is preferred. 

The position’s responsibilities include (1) actively engage with the greater Kansas City business community in meaningful ways that promote the interests of students, department, and university; (2) teach courses that demonstrate the importance of business leadership and innovation; (3) coordinate with the university’s Office of Development in producing an annual event that celebrates business leadership and innovation with awards given to leaders in the business community and students; and (4) develop relationships with potential donors that will advance the department’s (and indeed the university’s) mission and academic reputation.   

Applications including cover letter (including salary expectations), resume, and names with contact information for five references should be sent to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Queries may be sent to Prof Lowell Jacobsen, Search Committee Chair (LJacobsen@bakeru.edu). Review of applications will begin September 1, 2019, continuing until position is filled for the academic year commencing August 2020.  EOE

Assistant or Associate Professor of Education | Posted July 10, 2019

Baker University’s School of Education invites applications for a half time 12-month position with the graduate education department beginning as soon as possible. The individual filling this position will teach courses for the online Instructional Design and Performance Technology doctoral program. This role also involves team teaching Dissertation Development courses and advising doctoral candidates throughout the dissertation process.

A doctoral degree in Instructional Design and Technology Performance Improvement or closely related field is required. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. Review of applicants will begin immediately  and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita and references including addresses and phone numbers to Human Resources, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006, or electronically to employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu  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 & at Our Overland Park Campus

To complete the application process, submit the applicant data record.

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, submit the applicant data record.

CONTACT US

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

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