Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
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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.
Welcome Center Coordinator | Posted September 18, 2020
Part-Time Landscaping Specialist | Posted September 17, 2020
Financial Aid Officer – Overland Park Campus | Posted September 9, 2020
Community Education Liaison – SPGS | Posted September 1, 2020
Community Outreach Liaison (SON) – Part Time | Posted September 1, 2020
Campus Safety Officer – Part-Time | Posted July 14, 2020
Assist. or Assoc. Professor of Nursing in the Field of Research | Posted June 29, 2020
Custodian | Posted May 6. 2020
Network Technician | Posted April 28. 2020
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
- 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
- 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
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
Best Practice Instructional Strategies
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
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.