Adjunct Instructor 1 - Reading

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Adjunct Instructor 1 - Reading  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

43100 - Developmental Curriculum

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications pursuant to the FSU and FNTFO/AFT Agreement  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Nontenure-Track Faculty Organization (FNTFO) (AFT)  
Term of Position: As Needed  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: This position has responsibilities for teaching Foundations – Analytical Reading or Analytical Reading at Ferris State University. Instruction will focus on providing students with the opportunity to become critical readers by increasing vocabulary, enhancing reading comprehension and recall, and improving reading skills to better prepare for college level reading.

This is a pooled position. One or more applicants may be hired as needed to teach classes on a semester-by-semester basis.

This posting is being used for face to face and/or online instruction. However, the candidate selected for the position must reside in Michigan after acceptance of employment.

The anticipated start date of this position is August 2024 at the earliest and January 2025 at the latest. However, these are estimated dates and can be revised if needed.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Master’s degree in Reading, Developmental Education, Special Education or related field.  
Required Work Experience: Experience teaching and/or developmental studies at the college or K-12 levels. Experience teaching reading, developmental-level, and/or language arts at the high school and/or post-secondary levels.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Experience in assessment of student learning outcomes.
Prior teaching experience in higher education.
Prior experience in online and blended instruction.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Teach Foundations – Analytical Reading or Analytical Reading at Ferris State University as needed.
Create a positive and engaging learning environment.
Submit materials through Digital Measures for longitudinal data collection, assessment of continuous improvement.
Submit syllabi to the department and participate in departmental assessment of courses.
Disseminate and encourage students to complete course evaluation and course survey.
Submit mid-term and final grades.
Attend trainings.
Participate in instructor evaluation/observations, up to once per semester.
Utilize the Ferris Learning Management System.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include but are not limited to: keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: This position reports to the Chair/Head of Developmental Curriculum.
Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information.
Performs all duties in compliance with applicable University policies and procedures and state and federal requirements.

Skills and Abilities: Communicate effectively with a variety of people.
Effectively teach students who are high school and/or traditional age, as well as adults.
Demonstrate effective classroom (face-to-face) and on-line teaching.
Demonstrated written and oral skills.
Knowledge of current research on teaching and learning.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Resume (REQUIRED): May submit curriculum vitae in lieu of resume.

Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Master's degree in Reading, Developmental Education, Special Education or related field.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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