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Part-Time Faculty - Education 

About the Organization OUR MISSION
Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.

Geneva College is a Christian liberal arts college in the reformed tradition located about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1848 by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva has majors in both liberal arts and pre-professional programs, and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Geneva's faculty provide a challenging education that prepares students for careers, for further education, and for life. In all fields of study, students are challenged to explore the implications of the Christian faith on their discipline. Geneva has approximately 2,000 students enrolled in its various programs taught by its faculty of nearly 80 members. The college seeks to prepare students to serve Christ and the world in all areas of society, including work, family, and the church. Geneva is a founding member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
 
Position Part-Time Faculty Lecturer - Education  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Beaver Falls - Staff and Faculty Only  
Description

Geneva College invites applications for a part-time Faculty Lecturer - Education. The position begins August 2022 and will remain open, until filled. Minority and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Application materials are required to include the following items below. Any application that does not include these items, may not be considered.

  1. A Vita/CV
  2. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official copies will be required before being appointed)

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Geneva College invites applications for part time Education Faculty in the areas of special education and/or literacy. The available position will begin August 2022. The selected candidate will teach classes on an as-needed basis. This position is available for on-campus instruction for education classes in both Fall and Spring semesters. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to Christian higher education.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for providing quality instruction in the Education Department to students through well prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress.

Selected candidates will be expected to:

  1. Teach assigned courses.
  2. Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons (Note: preparation time will vary based on instructor experience in teaching that course)
  3. Provide each student with clear course expectations, evaluations, and timelines through carefully written topical outlines and approved syllabus per faculty established guidelines
  4. Provide interesting and relevant assignments for students that demonstrate learning outcomes in a real-life setting
  5. Suitably challenge, engage, support, and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect
  6. Complete grade books, final grade sheets, learning assessments and final exam assessments on a timely basis
  7. Respond to student questions on a timely basis
  8. Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus

Responsibilities for Education Instruction and to students:

  1. Contribute to students’ reported satisfaction with having met student learning outcomes.
  2. Teach courses according to Geneva College policies and teach as scheduled for each academic semester. Courses may be online or on-campus.
  3. Participate in on-line training and learning management system (LMS) training according to policy; includes content related to design, platform, and on-line pedagogy.
  4. Use current LMS system for gradebook, posting syllabi, weekly course content, assignments, and student communication.
  5. In collaboration with Department Chair, assess student learning through program outcomes.
  6. Provide a complete syllabus meeting the format needs of the department and consistent with College syllabus requirements and provide it to the Department Chair before posting for final approval. The syllabus should include course requirements, such as examinations, papers, grading policies, disability accommodations, academic integrity, and attendance. Examinations and papers, which are used for determining a course grade, should be available to students for inspection and discussion.
  7. Follow current course curriculum design, including curriculum content, evaluation, and assessments, grading rubrics, course objectives, textbook, and syllabus requirement format. Inform students at the beginning of the semester the objectives of each course and organize the method of instruction to meet those objectives.
  8. Provide students with instructional support and clearly stated office hours availability; Be readily available to students for concerns.
  9. Refer students, when appropriate to student support services.
  10. Maintain Grade records as required by the College; Ensure all students receive final grades by submitting grades to the Registrar by the assigned deadline at the end of each semester/term.
  11. Maintain all course-related materials according to College policy.
  12. Maintain attendance records as required by the College.
  13. Follow College policies and procedures to resolve and document student complaints and concerns.
  14. Maintain high level of professional ethics.
  15. Perform other duties as required by the Department Chair.
  16. Demonstrate how course content can be viewed or interpreted from a Christian perspective.
  17. Keep abreast of current developments in their disciplines, continuously update course content, improve the method of instruction, and regularly evaluate the effectiveness of their instruction.
  18. Maintain in their classrooms and elsewhere an intellectual and attitudinal environment in which students are stimulated to learn, to ask questions, and to explore alternative approaches to problems.
  19. Respect students as people, being concerned about their progress, and be willing to hear their points of view without prejudice.
  20. Be committed to promoting cultural diversity in curricular offerings and classroom activities which demonstrate an appreciation of all individuals consistent with the Christian character of the College.
  21. Students’ grades should be based on recognized academic standards.
  22. Hold classes and examinations as scheduled and, in the event of necessary absence, inform students in advance of changes in schedule and make suitable alternative arrangements.
  23. Be readily available to students for individual conferences relating to coursework or other matters of concern and interest to students. Faculty should post a schedule indicating times when they will be available for consultation.
  24. Understand the curriculum adequately to provide accurate advice to students. Demonstrate how course content can be viewed or interpreted from a Christian perspective.

Responsibilities to Education Department and Colleagues:

  1. In collaboration with the Department Chair, select, prepare, and evaluate the curriculum, course outlines, and printed and non-printed instructional materials contributing to program performance improvement.
  2. Provide data to the Department Chair for necessary program improvement such as retention efforts and student progress.
  3. Assist in developing and administering appropriate measures of student academic achievement and use departmental assessments as provided.
  4. Use evidence-based research for the maintenance and improvement of the program’s curriculum.
  5. Demonstrate value and respect to colleagues in all interactions.
  6. Facilitate program improvement by participating in feedback and evaluation processes.
  7. Participate in faculty workshops, orientations, and other training as required.

Responsibilities to Organization:

  1. Demonstrate Christian commitment and ability to articulate it.
  2. Demonstrate skills in teaching.
  3. Pursue excellence in your work through professional activities and faculty development.
  4. Show concern for those under your care and instruction.
  5. Value the contributions of all members of the College community, support one another in various tasks, and be a contributing member for the betterment of the College.
  6. Follow all standards of conduct per College policy.
 
Position Requirements

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

Christian Commitment: The successful candidate will be a thoughtful and articulate Christian and an active member of a Protestant evangelical church. Preference will be given to the candidates who support and have an articulate understanding of the Reformed faith. The individual must understand and support the College’s Foundations for Christian Education by expressing an evangelical Christian profession of faith and demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian perspective in their work.

 

Exhibits behavior that is consistent with and supportive of Geneva’s mission, vision, core values and standards of conduct:

  1. Geneva Mission Statement: Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.
  2. Vision Statement: Geneva College will inspire students to integrate faith in Christ into all aspects of life in the real world, and to serve faithfully within their callings for Christ and Country.
  3. Core Values:
    1. Serve with grace
    2. Pursue Godly wisdom
    3. Foster academic strength
    4. Engage culture faithfully
    5. Inspire vibrant hospitality
    6. Honor one another
  4. Standards of Conduct: Employees of Geneva College will affirm upon hire, and annually thereafter, their promise to abide by the College’s Standard of Conduct Policy. All employees must conduct their personal affairs so there can be no opportunity for unfavorable reflections upon the Christian beliefs and mission of the College, either expressed or implied. It is expected that employees will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with biblical standards, values, and character. These standards of personal conduct do not apply to family members and/or friends of the employee

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

Completed doctorate is preferred; candidates who are ABD, working on a doctorate degree, or those with a master’s degree and classroom teaching experience will be considered. The successful candidate must have experience in K-12 education as a teacher, administrator, or specialist, and must have either Reading Specialist certification and/or special education certification N-12/PK-12. Review of applications will begin in early March and will continue until the position is filled.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The Education Department has approximately 125 undergraduate students in elementary, middle, secondary, and special education programs. The department is dedicated to preparing students to be competent professional teachers committed to excellence and integrity who can identify and analyze educational issues from a Christian perspective.

The mission of the Education Department is to prepare competent professional teachers committed to excellence and integrity in: teaching, identifying and analyzing educational issues from a Christian perspective, responding to student needs, continuing professional development and collaborating with colleagues, parents and community members.

 
EOE Statement Geneva College does not discriminate in hiring or in terms and conditions of employment based on an individual's race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin. As a Christian college rooted in the evangelical and Reformed tradition and governed by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, compliance with Geneva's Christian views is considered a bona fide occupational qualification under Sections 702 & 703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act as amended, and will have a direct impact on employment consideration.  
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