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Adjunct Faculty - Department of Transformative Social Change

Adjunct Faculty - Department of Transformative Social Change

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Faculty / Staff
Full Time

Job Description:

Saybrook University is seeking Adjunct Faculty Members to join its Department of Transformative Social Change.

Under the direction of the Transformative Social Change (TSC) Program Director, the Adjunct Faculty members will be responsible for teaching courses within the program.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Faculty will revise and update course syllabi as needed.
  • Faculty will prepare online course shells for instruction in Canvas (Learning Management System).
  • Faculty will make contact with students enrolled in their course within the first week of the new semester/term and before the residential or educational conference.
  • Faculty will respond to emails or phone calls and acknowledge received assignments within two business days. 

  • For courses with weekly discussions, faculty will be in contact with students at least three times per week for online courses to provide substantive contributions and respond to student posts. This will include engagement across the duration of the weekly discussions.  

  • For individually mentored courses, faculty will schedule with each student regular online and off-line communication. 

  • For other course designs, faculty will demonstrate how they are engaging students in a consistent and meaningful way across the semester or term. 

  • Faculty will return student papers with feedback for course assignments submitted through Canvas within the following guidelines (applicable to course papers, candidacy essays, MA theses/projects, and dissertations): 

  • 1 week for work less than 5 pages in length, 
  • 2 weeks for work up to 25 pages in length, 

  • 3 weeks for work 26-50 pages in length (and for final thesis/project), 

  • 4 weeks for work over 50 pages in length (including the dissertation).

Position Requirements:

  • Teaching of courses online.
  • Serving, as needed, on student Ph.D dissertation and candidacy committees, and M.A. project or thesis committees.

Position Qualifications:

  • Expertise in the field of Transformative Social Change
  • Graduate degree in related field, e.g., Ph.D.
  • Prior teaching experience in peace studies, conflict resolution, social sciences, and/or advocacy or related fields.
  • Prior online teaching experience preferred.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded 50 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University’s academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and human science, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

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Compensation & Benefits

Three credit courses are budgeted at $2,000-4,000 per course, dependent upon student enrollment. Two credit courses are budgeted at $1,334-2,668 per course, dependent upon student enrollment. Under-enrolled courses may fall below these ranges. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.