University of Phoenix

AA475 - Part Time Staff - Advancing Community Critical Thought Engagement Scholarship and Success (ACCESS) Virtual

Pay$54400.00 - $103700.00 / year
Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 25110

      Description and Requirements

      Are you searching for a rewarding, fulfilling position that offers challenging work and the ability to make a big impact while working side-by-side with a team of fun, innovative people? Ideally, would you like this position to be with an organization that makes a positive contribution to the world? If so…we would love to hear from you!

      About Us
      University of Phoenix is a leading higher education institution founded in 1976 by Dr. John Sperling. Our mission is to improve the lives of our students, their families and future generations through higher education. Our values (which hopefully you share) are: Brave. Honest. Focused.

      Our University values and embraces all team members and their unique perspectives. We fundamentally believe in fostering an environment which deeply respects, celebrates, and actively encourages a diverse workforce. We are committed to hiring – and learning from – those who share our passion to help others achieve their educational aspirations.

      We offer excellent benefits, an effective recognition program, and outstanding learning and development tools, including tuition vouchers for employees and their qualified family members.

      About the Position

      A Doctoral Instructor (Doctoral Faculty) supports the overall instructional and academic excellence of their respective doctoral program/content area. An individual coordinates with central administration and various stakeholders to inform University leadership about the changing needs of specific student populations for the purpose of continual quality improvement of education programs.


      • Serve as a faculty teaching within the program curricula for online, residency or dissertation classes; teach up to five classes within the academic year in accordance with teaching practices identified in the Faculty Handbook and by the practicing College and University administration; effectively use a mentor/coach approach to build productive educational relationships with students.
      • Assist in developing and maintaining the quality and integrity of the College’s respective doctoral program, including the development and implementation of program goals and program integrity; Participate in programmatic accreditation activities, committees, and attendance at required meetings and student forums.
      • Participate in and lead task forces and committees, which includes participating in the planning, implementation, and coordination of activities to maximize service quality effectiveness and efficiency, as required; represent and address academic concerns with academic leadership,
      • Serve on dissertation committees or in an assigned role as a project chair, resource specialist, research methodologist, statistician, IRB expert, or panel validator; develop and maintain strong relationships by serving as a program resource for college and/or academic staff, faculty and students, and serve as a liaison for the College.
      • Apply flexibility and creativity in meeting student needs, ensuring availability to students, responding to student issues and concerns, as needed, inside and outside of the classroom, based on the learning environment and according to University and College policy and instructional standards.
      • Maintain a flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends, to support student development and progression; hold open office hours to accommodate student development and progression.
      • Maintain professional and technical knowledge of the curricula by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies and developing an annual personal research or scholarship agenda that includes publication or presentation to a larger academic community; maintain a general knowledge of emerging issues and trends related to the respective doctoral studies.
      • Works remotely and maintains a home office environment, that is conducive to professionalism and student privacy, with capability of video conferencing for all College meetings.
      • Perform other duties as assigned or apparent.

      Supervisory Responsibilities


      Doctoral Instructor - Advancing Community Critical Thought Engagement Scholarship and Success (ACCESS)

      • Doctoral degree in a field related to the content of the academic program
      • Doctorate in Business, Education, Healthcare or related degree requiring the successful completion of a dissertation
        • Must have 6 doctoral level credits in research methodologies (excluding dissertation or thesis credits)
        • Three (3) years of recent and proven experience in a field related to the content of the academic program
      • Degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.
      • Must be a current University of Phoenix Associate Faculty member
      • Have current graduate scholarship on file.
      • Complete the self-guided Dissertation Chair Training Refresher (DCTR) annually
      • Must have 1 year of teaching experience in higher education
        • Experience working in higher education with a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of doctoral students
        • Proven ability to promote student learning success in doctoral studies in the areas of writing, critical thinking, and research
        • Knowledge of adult education principles/practices, curriculum development and academic content area
        • Experience working in higher education with a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of doctoral students
        • Familiarity with adult educational experience and in the retention motivation of adult learners
      • SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENT: All faculty members must have and maintain graduate scholarship (record of scholarship within the last five years that meets UOPX’s definition of scholarship engagement and enhanced graduate scholarship (record of scholarship in peer-reviewed scholarship every two years) as defined by the College of Doctoral Studies. Faculty who do not have DCTR or graduate scholarship on file may still qualify; however, they have one year from the date the content area is approved to come into compliance with these requirements to maintain the content area approval.


      • Proven experience as a scholar, practitioner, leader in one of the industries relative to our doctoral degree program
      • Able to convey a professional image and effectively represent the organization as appropriate in its relationship with the community as well as in all professional social media profiles such as LinkedIn
      • Familiarity with adult education experience
      • Experience with doctoral-level education
      • High level of problem solving and decision-making abilities to respond to student issues and concerns, evaluate students for retention, assess student work and abilities and facilitate the doctoral learning experience
      • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies, including students, faculty, employees and external parties

      As an Equal Opportunity employer, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

      If you are an active-duty military member seeking employment when off-duty, compliance with Department of Defense Joint Ethics Regulation, 5500-7-R, is required prior to starting employment with University of Phoenix. You are advised to contact your base Judge Advocate General to seek such approval and answer any questions.

      Pay Range

      The annual pay range for this position is $32,688 (minimum) - $48,750 (midpoint) - $64,813 (maximum).

      The hiring range for this position is $37,000 or $40,000.

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      Your work is critical to helping adult learners achieve their dreams, and we’re committed to rewarding you for your efforts. We offer benefits designed to help you meet your financial and educational goals.
      Part-time employees are eligible for:
      • Competitive 401(k) employer match;
      • Substantial tuition discount for you and eligible dependents; and,
      • Paid sick time and time off for vacation and company holidays.*
      *For more details around paid time off benefits, please click here.

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