Assistant Professor of Instruction (non-tenure track)
Location: Athens, Ohio
Internal Number: 41177
The Ohio University Department of Management in the College of Business invites application for up to two full-time, non tenure-track Assistant Professors of Instruction. This position is in-person on campus in beautiful Athens, Ohio. The appointment is set to begin Fall semester, August 16, 2022. Contracts for non tenure-track, instructional faculty will be a nine month, renewable contract for a term of one-year.
This position will teach the basics of business communication from an existing but evolving curriculum. Emphasis in the classroom is on the students learning from each other and through their own curiosity. Instructors spend much of their time guiding students in professional behavior, helping them to build confidence, and advising them on choices that will help them reach their goals. Business Communication Instructors are also key members of the local academic team, and may be expected to take on additional projects at the request of the Director of Professional Communication.
To be successful in this role, you'll bring a passion for education, strong classroom experience, and a depth of knowledge around business writing and norms for communication in the corporate world. You're someone who finds satisfaction in developing and delivering creative, interactive lessons, and serving as an advisor and coach to our young adults.
The Business Communication Instructor will also interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
Experience as an educator in Business Communication
An interest in implementing progressive methodologies and in creating a hands on, interactive learning environment
Experience managing projects with exceptional attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, mature interpersonal style and the ability to interact with a diverse range of people, strong team work skills
Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to work under pressure
A desire to collaborate and be part of the learning team
Proficiency with various Learning Management Systems (i.e. Schoology, Moodle, Sakai), and virtual and online video tools for teaching and learning (i.e. Second Life, Adobe Connect)
A passion for working with students
Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Instruct Business Communication courses using curriculum that aligns to college-level courses, and includes reading comprehension, grammar, analytical writing, rhetorical analysis, professional emails, professional presentations, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving
Produce and instruct high quality, student driven and project-based classes in which students learn, are challenged, and enjoy the learning process
Provide guidance for self-directed learning and provide one-on-one tutoring outside of class
Work with the Director of Professional Communication and other instructors to refine and document the Business Communication curriculum
Identify key competencies for instruction to meet both college-level course requirements and industry-workplace needs
Ensure that students' communication abilities and professional skills meet the needs of internship and University partners
Take on additional academic projects as needed at the request of the College
Academic Team/Learning Community Member
Attend and participate in ongoing curriculum planning meetings with Academic team
Attend and participate in weekly Academic Team Meetings and periodic Professional Development workshops and trainings Serve as an advisor/mentor for a small number of current students
Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students
Participate in staff meetings and trainings
About Ohio University College of Business Ohio University's College of Business is a top-ranked, AACSB-accredited business school that offers a hands-on, personalized experience for students at the undergraduate and gradual levels. We're agile professionals who are disciplined risk takers, life-long learners, and curious global citizens. Our culture in the College of Business is one that is never complacent. We believe if there's a better way, we should do it. We're motivated to serve our students first and we will always find ways to do, and be, better. This includes finding additional incredible faculty and staff like you. We hope you'll join us. Learn more at https://business.ohio.edu/about/future-employees/.
Our Mission at the College of Business We inspire innovators who strategically create value and motivate leaders who serve with grit and determination. We also nurture self-aware citizens who better the world of business.
About Ohio University Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where approximately 40,000 students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders. OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms. Our Athens Campus offers students a vibrant residential learning experience in one of the nation's most picturesque academic settings. Additional campuses and centers serve students across the state, and online programs further advance the University's commitment to providing educational access and opportunity.
About COB Diversity Diversity is a core value of the College of Business at Ohio University. We believe that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn. The richness of the University community reflects diversity of culture, race, gender, region, age, religion, ideas, socioeconomic levels, sexual orientation, ability and a myriad of multi-cultures. You will find Ohio University is a microcosm of a global society. All persons are encouraged to apply.
Master's degree in a relevant field (MBA, English, Communications etc.) required by start date
Experience managing projects
Planning Unit: College of Business
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Julianne Howard, email@example.com
Employment Type: full-time term
Commensurate with experience and based on AACSB guidelines for a public accredited institution. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits and education benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.