Adjunct Faculty Member – Adult & Graduate Studies, Richmond, VA Extension Site (Multiple Openings)
Eastern Nazarene College’s division of Adult & Graduate Studies invites applicants to join our pool of adjunct instructors delivering a high quality curriculum in our accelerated degree programs. Our face-to-face courses are offered 1 evening per week, from 6:00pm to 10:15pm, over a 6-week period. Class location is in Chesterfield County, Richmond, Virginia.
In particular, we are looking for adjunct faculty for the following content areas:
Graduate Level Courses:
- Applied business research
- Human resources
- Management information systems
- Strategic management
Undergraduate Level Courses:
- Human resources
- Operations management
- Strategic management
Under the direction of the Academic Program Chair and the Richmond Site Director, the adjunct faculty member is responsible to:
- Facilitate class instruction according to the pre-approved course syllabus
- Moderate and contribute to online student interactions, which fall between the weekly class sessions
- Compile quizzes or tests, if indicated in the pre-approved course syllabus
- Evaluate student performance both in class and based upon pre-approved assignments and rubrics
- Respond promptly and courteously to student questions and communications
- Submit attendance records and grade information into the student information system
- Maintain scheduled time outside of class during which students can reach you for questions or concerns (minimum of 30 minutes per week; may be completed online)
- Provide recommendations for improvements to course content
- Forward concerns about individual students to appropriate College personnel or services
The qualified applicant will have:
- For teaching undergraduate courses: An earned graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the discipline being taught or in a closely-related field with at least 18 graduate credits in the area of course content
- For teaching graduate courses: An earned doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in the discipline being taught
- Substantial professional experience within the field
- Strong record of teaching in an institution of higher education; preference for experience teaching adult learners and/or online teaching
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
The successful Adjunct Faculty Member will:
- Commit to maintaining high academic standards
- Have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop rapport, motivate, and deal patiently and calmly with students in stressful situations
- Collaborate and work with diverse student populations showing dignity and respect
- Maintain confidentiality, professionalism, integrity, and a flexible attitude
- Adhere to institutional policies and procedures
- Collaborate with team members at a distance, using technology to mediate communication
- Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Have a service-oriented attitude with a commitment to Christian faith and values, and demonstrate support for the mission and educational philosophy of the College.
Please submit your resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter, 3 letters of recommendation, provide a statement of teaching philosophy, and provide a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement.
Human Resources Director
Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs.
Situated in the southwest quadrant of the Richmond metropolitan area, at the center of Chesterfield County, Eastern Nazarene College’s Richmond Campus is conveniently located one-quarter of a mile off the intersection of Route 288 and Courthouse Road. ENC Richmond resides on the beautiful 289-acre campus of Southside Church and Guardian Christian Academy, approximately 15 miles from downtown Richmond, 12 miles from Interstate 95, and 20 miles from Interstate 64. Parking is easily accessible on campus.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.