Become an adjunct faculty coach at a top 100 university and play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of corporate leaders. The University of Denver has the distinction of being the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, giving it a tradition of more than 150 years of academic excellence. As one of ten colleges at the University of Denver, University College is the college of professional and continuing studies and has been a leader in adult education since 1938. University College offers fully accredited and affordable educational experiences specifically designed for busy adults. Learn more about University College at https://universitycollege.du.edu/about/.
We currently seek adjunct faculty coaches with extensive leadership and employee-coaching experience to teach a high-profile, online custom corporate course that prepares frontline workers for first-time management and leaderships roles, primarily within fast casual restaurant, hospitality, and retail industries. The course delivers foundational leadership and management skills necessary to succeed in a first management position and incorporates extensive one-on-one learner coaching.
Within the context of a first-time, front-line management position, key skill areas in the curriculum include:
*Course enrollment is capped at 17 learners per course section.
Course content is delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities that respond to an array of student learning styles and emphasize content understanding, application, and reflection. Adjunct faculty coaches will leverage educational technologies to further facilitate and enhance learning.
Sample asynchronous learning opportunities include the following:
Sample synchronous learning opportunities include the following:
University College uses Canvas, a best-in-class learning management system (LMS), to deliver online courses, and adjunct faculty coaches will manage and teach content within a LMS course container according to a syllabus designed specifically for the course. Adjunct faculty coaches will incorporate their experience and real-world examples into their instruction and offer a diversity of management and leadership perspectives for first time leader managers.
The course consists of 12 weeks of formal instruction and one-on-one coaching. During eight weeks after completion of the course, adjunct faculty coaches will deliver up to three, one-hour, one-on-one coaching sessions for each learner.
Formal education backgrounds among learners in the course will vary, with most possessing little, if any, college experience/credit. In addition to delivering content and coaching, adjunct faculty coaches will provide academic support for learners, including tutoring when needed, and instruction and coaching around college-readiness skills, including written communication, self-management, collaboration, and problem-solving.
Adjunct faculty coaches are hired to teach on a course-by-course basis depending on enrollment needs. Given expected enrollment volume, there may be opportunities to teach multiple course sections over time.
Applicants must be skilled facilitating a job-focused, exceptional learning experience for adult learners who do not have prior college experience and must exemplify the values of University College: honor the individual, champion learning, transform lives, work together, and pursue excellence.
Further, applicants commit in joining the University of Denver and University College to build an educational community that embodies inclusivity and diversity. We embrace a commitment to inclusive excellence by fostering a welcoming environment for our diverse students, staff, and instructors to learn and grow. We embed the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all our programs. To learn more about DEI at the University of Denver, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html).
Essential Functions and Teaching Approach
Adjunct faculty coaches in the custom corporate program are subject matter experts in leadership and management and possess significant experience leading teams and coaching employees, including first-time leader managers. Within the context of first-time leader manager roles, they skillfully integrate professionally relevant, diverse examples into their teaching and discussions, adhere to the Program's Teaching Expectations, and meet the following expectations:
Deliver an exceptional student learning experience
Ensure student understanding and application of leadership and management concepts and skills
Deliver relevant, insightful, and respectful one-on-one learner coaching
Deliver learning support interventions, including tutoring and academic support
Deliver instruction and coaching that balances academic/professional achievement with learner capabilities
Maintain consistent presence in the course
Approach overall course management in a prompt, pro-active, and professional manner, including responses to learner communication.
Leverage University College-supported educational technology tools
Provide substantive, specific, relevant, and timely feedback on course deliverables
Ensure an engaged and inclusive learning environment
Model and uphold academic standards
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Several openings exist, and applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for upcoming courses. Preference will be given to early applications.
Compensation is $7,000 per course section.
The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Please include the following documents with your application:
The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see https://www.du.edu/equalopportunity/non-discrimination-statement.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
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