Excelsior College

Part-Time Online Faculty - Public Speaking

Pay1k / month
Employment typePart-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: PARTT002273

      Excelsior University seeks experienced, student-centered instructors to join our instructional pool of part-time general education faculty. Applicants should clearly indicate their qualifications to teach public speaking classes in an asynchronous online environment.

      Reporting to the Department Chair for General Education and Social Sciences, part-time faculty are assigned to course sections based on their qualifications, interest, performance, and course section availability. This is a remote online part-time faculty position based within the continental United States. Instructional faculty at Excelsior University teach online using pre-built course shells with common readings, activities, and assignments across all sections.

      Faculty Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Implementing courses as designed by the University.
      • Bringing their own knowledge and expertise to bear on the subject matter.
      • Engaging regularly and substantively with students via email, announcements, and online discussion boards.
      • Providing timely, high-quality feedback on student work.
      • Holding regular virtual office hours.
      • Keeping the department chair apprised of any student or course issues.
      • Following University policies.
      • Completing University-required training and attending required pre-term meetings.

      Qualifications: to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      For Introduction to Professional Ethics and Ethics:

      • A master’s degree or higher in communication, rhetoric, or a closely related field; or a master’s degree in another field with 18 credit hours of graduate study in one of these fields.
      • Experience teaching ethics or closely related topics at the college level.
      • Experience teaching in an asynchronous online environment.
      • Experience with the Canvas learning management system preferred.
      • A student-centered teaching approach.
      • A commitment to supporting the success of all students, including those under-served by traditional higher education.

      Rate of Pay:

      1. A flat rate of $1000 per credit for a section of at least 10 undergraduate students or 8 graduate students. Courses that fall under these student headcounts are considered low enrolled courses.
      2. Low enrolled courses will be paid on a directed study rate ($250/student for undergraduate courses and $300/student for graduate courses) based on the number of students enrolled in the course section at the close of late registration.

      Remote applicants please be aware that the University is required to withhold New York state income taxes from your wages, as well as the state income tax, if applicable, in the state where you perform services. This is because of New York’s “convenience of the employer” rule, which requires the University, as a New York employer, to withhold New York income tax from the wages of its employees working outside of New York if the employee’s work is performed outside of New York for the convenience of the employee, rather than out of a business necessity of the University.

  • About the company

      Excelsior College is a private online university in Albany, New York.