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Jobs at Baker University

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

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

Teaching Opportunities

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

Employment Opportunities

Administrative Specialist | Posted Jan. 12, 2018

Baker University is seeking an administrative specialist for the School of Education graduate programs in Overland Park, KS. Reporting to the director of teacher education, the administrative specialist will perform general office duties, assist with event planning and meeting preparation, and maintain a variety of faculty and student files and records and databases. Applicants for this high-contact position should have previous office experience, preferably in an educational environment, proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, databases; ability to execute multiple tasks with minimum supervision; demonstrated ability to properly manage confidential information; attentiveness to detail; and the ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

Please submit letter of application and resume with references to employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu or mail to Human Resources Office, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006.  Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Baker University is an equal opportunity employer.

Gift Officer, Leadership Giving – Development Office | Posted Dec. 21, 2017

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.

Assistant Professor & Research Analyst | Posted Dec. 12, 2017

Baker University’s School of Education invites applications for a 12-month position with the graduate department beginning as soon as possible. The person filling this position will teach two courses in the doctoral programs: Methods of Inquiry and Research and Statistical Analysis. This role also involves team teaching dissertation development courses; assisting doctoral students with development of a research design and alignment of the problem, purpose, and research questions; writing of the methods chapter; preparation of the IRB; data analysis; and interpretation of the data analysis.

A doctoral degree with significant course work or experience in research design and statistics is required. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. Review of applicants will begin Jan. 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should send a letter of application and current vita and current 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.

Custodial Positions | Posted Dec. 7, 2017

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, 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.

Associate Director of Marketing | Posted Nov. 27, 2017

The associate director of marketing and communications will lead the marketing enrollment strategy for Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) and the School of Education graduate programs (GSOE), based in Overland Park, Kansas, serving nontraditional students and adult learners. The associate director of marketing and communications will develop and implement marketing strategies to build on the recruitment and enrollment of students.

This position will be responsible for developing and managing an enrollment recruiting marketing strategy for the adult and nontraditional campus, marketing specifically to nontraditional and adult students. This position will work daily with the enrollment and admissions directors and marketing staff to formulate and execute targeted strategies for a marketing and recruitment process and campaign that will include emails, direct mail, texting, Web communication, and more. The associate director of marketing and communications will oversee analytics and data management for the adult and nontraditional marketing initiatives, working with the technology and marketing staff to gather and analyze applicable marketing data and share out with team on a weekly and monthly basis, using the data to guide strategies for marketing enrollment initiatives.

This position also will lead all digital strategies for nontraditional and adult student marketing. The associate director of marketing and communications will lead all communication initiatives related to the Overland Park campus and assist with a broad range of university-wide initiatives, including but not limited to creating and overseeing marketing plans for the launch of new SPGS and GSOE programs, taking part in any major university events (e.g., photography help, marketing assistance), and managing staff of three marketing professionals.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references 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.  Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Enrollment Specialist | Posted Nov. 20, 2017

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies is seeking an enrollment specialist for the business and management degree programs located in Overland Park, Kansas. This position is responsible for providing support to the enrollment and management team. Primary responsibilities include data entry, requesting transcripts, monitoring admission file completion, and scanning and linking admission files. The enrollment specialist is responsible for maintaining data integrity and accurate reporting.  This position is responsible for reporting and analyzing enrollment information on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.

The position conducts marketing and competitive research as needed and monitors and maintains promotional materials for student recruitment. The primary accountabilities above are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree. Desired qualifications include experience in higher education or database management.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

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 Written Communication | Posted Nov. 14, 2017

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

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

Additional requirements:

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

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

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

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

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

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

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

Additional requirements:

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

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

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

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

Adjunct Instructor in Marketing | Posted Nov. 14, 2017

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

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

Additional requirements:

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

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

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

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

Adjunct Instructor in Economics | Posted Nov. 14, 2017

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

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

Additional requirements:

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

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

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

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

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

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

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

Additional requirements include the following:

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

Preference will be given to candidates who have the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assistant Professor of Sociology | Posted Oct. 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional requirements include:

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

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

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

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

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

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

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

Additional requirements include:

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

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

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

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

Adjunct Instructor in Leadership | Posted Aug. 8, 2017

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

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

Additional requirements include the following:

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

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

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

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

To complete the application process, please submit an pdf applicant data record. Or submit the form online below.

Teaching Opportunities | School of Professional & Graduate Studies

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

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

Areas of Instruction

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

Delivered Online & On Ground

  • Kansas City’s Northland
  • Lee’s Summit
  • Overland Park
  • Topeka
  • St. Joseph
  • Wichita

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

Teaching Requirements

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

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

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

Required

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

Preferred

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

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

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

Baker Academy

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

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

Baker Academy Goals

The academy will accomplish the following:

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

Baker Academy Overview

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

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

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

Selection of Current Faculty for Other Modalities

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

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

CONTACT US

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