Helpdesk & ID Center Supervisor | Posted October 2, 2023
Athletic Trainer (Part-Time) | Posted September 25, 2023
Adjunct Professor of Ceramics | Posted September 20, 2023
Assistant/Associate Professor of Data Science | Posted September 14, 2023
Rhodes Professor of International Business | Posted September 14, 2023
Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics | Posted September 14, 2023
Assistant Professor of History | Posted September 14, 2023
Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics | Posted September 12, 2023
Department Assistant – Math & Science | Posted September 12, 2023
Director of Athletic Bands | Posted September 12, 2023
Graduation & Transfer Credit Specialist | Posted September 11, 2023
Academic Outreach Specialist – Overland Park | Posted September 5, 2023
Campus Safety Officer | Posted August 22, 2023
Enrollment Recruiter for Online & Graduate Programs – Topeka | Posted August 9, 2023
Hardware/Network Support Technician II | Posted August 2, 2023
Assistant Professor of Accounting | Posted July 10, 2023
Custodian | Posted March 3, 2023
Equal Employment Opportunity
Baker University is an Equal Employment 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.
To complete the application process, submit the applicant data record.
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 at the School of Professional and Graduate Studies
The Support of Dynamic Part-Time Faculty Enables Us to . . .
- Provide instruction that is relevant, current, and application based
- Bring a balance of theory and practical application to student learning
- Contribute to the development and competency of diverse students in the community
- Serve students in more locations
Areas of Instruction
- Business and management
- Organizational leadership
- Criminal justice
- Liberal arts
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:
- 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
- Terminal degree
- Professional experience in content area
- Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
- Experience working with a learning management system
SPGS Instructional Needs
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.
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
- Establish a course development plan for instructors’ first SPGS course design
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
- Apply relevant and current instructional design trends to their online and blended classrooms
Best Practice Instructional Strategies
All candidates will go through an interview process and submit a teaching demonstration for review prior to hiring. Once hired, all new instructors are required to complete the Baker Academy onboarding training. This is a fully asynchronous training that takes instructors through SPGS policies and procedures, andragogy principles, and course building in Moodle. It culminates in a course development plan for their first SPGS course offering.
Teaching Opportunities at the School of Education
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.