Adjunct Instructor 1 - Early childhood (birth to 5 years), Elementary, or Secondary Education

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Multiple Locations
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Adjunct Instructor 1 - Early childhood (birth to 5 years), Elementary, or Secondary Education  
Location: Multiple Locations  

33700 - Teacher Education

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: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The School of Education seeks candidates to teach on a semester-by-semester, as needed basis, in the areas of Early childhood (birth to 5 years), elementary education, and secondary education at one of Ferris State University's campuses. Candidates must be available to teach face-to-face and synchronous on-line courses during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, some evenings may be required.

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 used for face to face and/or online instruction. For in-person or hybrid teaching positions, candidates must reside in Michigan after acceptance of employment. Courses are to be taught in person on one of Ferris State University’s campuses. The candidate(s) selected for the position must reside in Michigan after acceptance of employment. For courses that are taught 100% online, the candidate(s) selected for the position must reside in Michigan, Illinois (excluding Chicago), Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, or Wisconsin after acceptance of employment.

Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction or related field.  
Required Work Experience: 3 years of experience at the appropriate age level- birth- 5 and/or K-12 grades.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Repetitive movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: PhD. or Ed.D. in Education or a closely related field.
Previous experience teaching at the college level.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Teach assigned courses in early childhood, elementary, or secondary education.

Provide up-to-date coursework and course-related materials.

Maintain a safe and engaging learning environment.

Keep office hours at times convenient for students.

Meet with classes at their scheduled times.

Effective teaching by way of good communication, assessment of student learning, and adaptation to various levels of student preparation.

Carry out teaching and professional development responsibilities under the supervision of the Chair of the School of Education and the Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education (or their designee).

Responsibilities include maintaining the confidentiality of designated information and performing duties in compliance with applicable policies and procedures.

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 members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Support, promote, and develop University student enrollment and retention initiatives.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Previous experience teaching at the college-level.

Effective interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents: Other 1 = Elementary Ed Teaching Certificate  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of their Master's degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Certification (OPTIONAL): Applicants must attach a copy of their Elementary teaching certification if applicable.

The anticipated start date of this position is August 2024 at the earliest and January 2025 at the latest.
Initial Application Review Date:
July 29, 2024  
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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