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Web Developer | Posted March 22, 2019

Baker University seeks a strong Website Developer 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.

Applicants must have hands-on experience designing a website and send links/online portfolio of web designs and salary requirements for consideration

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.

The position will be located at Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies in Overland Park, Kansas, and will require occasional meetings and travel to the campus in Baldwin City, Kansas, as well as other university locations.

Qualified candidates will have two years experience building and deploying websites. Ability to work with and update existing code and website is a must. A BS in computer science or similar field is preferred. Responsibilities include performing technical analysis and documenting and testing your work. In addition to working in a variety of IT support duties, the primary responsibilities will revolve around maintaining a website for a major unit of the university. Strong skills are required in the following web technologies: PHP, ASP/ASP.net, CSS, Javascript, HTML, XML, Flash, MYSQL, and MSSQL 2005.

Strong candidates will demonstrate the following areas of skill and experience:

  • Significant experience with content management systems
  • Experience with search engine optimization
  • Experience with a major learning management system such as Blackboard, WebCT, or eCollege is a plus
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of end-user departments and members of various project teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and must be a team player
  • Strong attention to detail and  troubleshooting skills
  • Flash action scripting experience
  • Strong understanding of browser compatibility issues
  • Strong website development and maintenance skills
  • Ability to perform multiple project tasks and  an understanding of and skills in Apache and IIS Web server administration is a plus. 

To apply submit cover letter and resume, to: employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu or Human Resource Dept., Baker University, P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS  66006.  EOE 

Custodial Position | Posted March 7, 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 further 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, 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.

Enrollment & Database Analyst | Posted March 6, 2019

Baker University seeks an Enrollment Analyst and Database Manager within the Office of Marketing and Communications who will act as the campaign manager for the School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) and School of Education graduate programs (GSOE) at the Overland Park campus, working with marketing enrollment campaigns in Talisma. The position will maintain and coordinate activity related to the Talisma database and oversee the various aspects of the communication plan. The position also oversees Talisma training and will manage all data analytics and maintenance related to marketing initiatives.

Position will be located at the School of Professional and Graduate Studies in Overland Park, Kansas, but will require occasional meetings and travel to Baldwin City, Kansas, as well as other university locations.

Qualified candidates will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Prior experience in a higher education setting preferred
  • 2-3 years experience using a database system
  • Strong interpersonal skills, being able to relate to fellow colleagues
  • Ability to think innovatively and focus on solutions
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Self-motivation and willingness to jump in and help team with projects
  • Reliability and a positive outlook

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to: employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu or Human Resources Dept., Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS  66006.  EOE 

Supervisor of Campus Safety | Posted March 5, 2019

The Supervisor of Campus Safety is responsible for ensuring that the Baker University campus remains a safe, secure environment for students, faculty, staff, administrators, and visitors. This process includes hiring, training, and supervision of all Campus Safety staff members, patrolling campus, locking and unlocking of buildings, maintaining records, working with law enforcement representatives when necessary, communicating and interacting with the Dean of Students and other Student Affairs representatives, and overseeing university fire safety compliance. 

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, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources 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.

 

Campus Safety Officer | Posted March 5, 2019

The Campus Safety Officer function is to be responsible for ensuring each building and the general campus has a safe and clean environment. He or she is responsible for working with city police when necessary to keep Baker’s property protected and work with the student affairs staff as needed. He or she will record daily or nightly routine and report any problems listed on the security report form.

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, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources 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.

Campus Safety Officer, Part Time | Posted March 5, 2019

The Campus Safety Officer function is to be responsible for ensuring each building and the general campus have a safe and clean environment. He or she is responsible for working with city police when necessary to keep Baker’s property protected and to work with the student affairs staff as needed. He or she will record daily or nightly routine and report problems listed on the security report form.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than Baker University. It is a great place to work!

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 employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu.  Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Campus Safety Operator | Posted March 5, 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 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, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources 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.

Adjunct Instructor in Finance | Posted Feb. 26, 2019

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in finance. 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.

Adjunct Instructor in Leadership | Posted Feb. 26, 2019

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

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 International Business | Posted Feb. 26, 2019

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

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:

  • 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 Accounting | Posted Feb. 26, 2019

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

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
  • 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 Feb. 26, 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

Adjunct Instructor in Human Resources | Posted Feb. 26, 2019

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 Business Analytics | Posted Feb. 26, 2019

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

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:

  • 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 Health Care Administration | Posted Feb. 26, 2019

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:

  • Terminal degree
  • 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

Asst. Professor and Research Analyst | Posted Feb. 5, 2019

The Assistant Professor and Research Analyst serves as a resource for assigned Ed.D. candidates in the areas of research design and methodology and statistical analysis. He or she will assist with the development of the IRB, sanction the research questions and hypotheses, approve the research methodology, and assist in the data compilation and computation of the dissertation. This person will serve on all dissertation committees and will teach six hours annually of Statistical Analysis and Research Design. The Assistant Professor and Research Analyst will provide periodic professional development sessions on research methods and analysis for all School of Education faculty and will consult individually with Ed.D. advisors and candidates upon request. As a member of the School of Education graduate programs with the responsibility for research design and statistical analysis, the Assistant Professor and Research Analyst must remain aware of current developments in the field. This person will participate in GED, GEC, and FS meetings with voice and vote.

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.

Visiting Asst. Professor of Public Relations | Posted Jan. 29, 2019

Baker University’s Department of Mass Media invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor, beginning August 2019. A conversion to tenure-track is a possibility. 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 teaching Public Relations courses, 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-run print and online newspapers and radio and TV stations, 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 2019 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 February 15, 2019, continuing until the position is filled. EOE.

Assoc. Professor/Chair for Graduate Business Programs | Posted Nov. 28, 2018

The School of Professional and Graduate Studies seeks to fill the position of a full-time associate professor and chair for graduate business programs. The ideal candidate will possess a terminal degree in business or related discipline and have industry experience in a leadership position, as well as possess significant teaching experience.

This is a non-tenure-track, contracted position that has responsibility for providing leadership toward the achievement of the highest possible level of excellence in the teaching and service activities of the graduate programs. The Chair provides leadership and support for all graduate programs at SPGS, including faculty recruitment, development, and evaluation; and curriculum development, enhancement, assessment and revision. This person also contributes to teaching within the programs. The Chair will teach, serve as mentor to faculty colleagues and as collaborator with other administrative officers, interpret SPGS and university policy, advocate for the graduate programming from a perspective of the best overall interests of SPGS, lead faculty in important processes that shape the curriculum, and effectively articulate program missions to internal and external constituencies. The Chair will also be responsible for leading the committee that is pursuing ACBSP accreditation for SPGS.

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.

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.

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, 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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