Job Details

Stevenson University
  • Position Number: 4643606
  • Location: Owings Mills, MD
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Humanities

Adjunct Faculty, Medical Humanities and Science Writing

Stevenson University

Teaching responsibilities may include courses in Writing in the Sciences, Writing in the Health Professions, Introduction to Medical Humanities, or other Medical Humanities or writing electives, based on education and experience. Adjunct faculty at Stevenson University engage in teaching activities in accordance with the University's faculty workload policies and are responsible for ensuring that students meet all learning outcomes. Students must receive appropriate and timely feedback and assessments throughout the course.

Department: School of Humanities & Social Sciences: English Language and Literature

Masters degree in English, Rhetoric, or related field, a strong commitment to quality teaching, and one year college level teaching experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of the teaching of Science Writing, Writing in the Health Professions, and/or Medical Humanities.
  • Ability to instruct students of varying preparation and abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and cultural competency skills and demonstrated ability to communicate professionally with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to create inclusive learning experiences that will help graduate and/or undergraduate students to develop professionally, intellectually, and socially.
  • Ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds and practice inclusive pedagogy.
  • Demonstrated student-centered approach to teaching, and a commitment to student achievement.
  • Ability to assess student performance and learning.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with educational assessment practices
  • Commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and community.
  • Experience working with Blackboard or a similar learning management system.
  • Well-developed organizational, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues.
  • Ability to travel between campuses.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

Physical Requirements:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, keyboarding, and repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Position requires sitting and standing for extended periods of time and the ability to speak clearly and effectively for an extended period of time. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.

Essential Functions:
  • Engage in instructional activity totaling no more than 18 contact hours per academic year (August through May), with no more than 9 contact hours taught in an individual semester.
  • Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, or hybrid or online courses and in immediate preparation for them; maintaining competence in subjects being taught; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies; reviewing written examinations and papers; evaluating presentations and projects; providing academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
  • Other responsibilities include writing syllabi; reading and responding to emails promptly; grading course work within a time frame that enables the student to incorporate feedback on their next assignment; timely submission of mid-term and final grades, attendance verification, academic alerts, and other reports as requested; and alerting appropriate university personnel to student problems on a timely basis.
  • Complete training or professional development as required by the University.
  • Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public. Follow all faculty and program policies outlined by the School and the University.
  • Every faculty member is guaranteed academic freedom in accordance with the statement on academic freedom and responsibilities of faculty members, as set forth in the Stevenson University Policies.
  • Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening, online or hybrid classes.
  • Meeting classes for the full class time during the scheduled dates and times is expected.

Reports To: Chair, English Department

Work Location: Owings Mills

Position Category: Faculty

Position Type:

Months/Year: Variable, based on courses scheduled to teach

Hrs/Week: Variable, based on # of courses scheduled to teach

FLSA: Exempt

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: No

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