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Adjunct Faculty for Independent Study

Colorado State
Pueblo County, CO
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Nov 26, 2021

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Pueblo, CO

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Temporary Part Time (9 mos or less)


Colorado State University Pueblo

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Department Information

Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) is committed to providing high quality and fully accredited digital and print-based correspondence courses for students whose learning needs are not readily met by traditional on-campus offerings. We take education out of the classroom and deliver it to the student's door. Our Independent Study courses consist of challenging curriculum that enables students to learn at their own pace. The Independent Study program assists a variety of students from those seeking to enhance their professional credentials, to college students seeking to earn extra credits, to those who want to earn a degree through our External Degree Completion Program.

Description of Job

**All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook. The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service.

CSU Pueblo, a regional, comprehensive university, is seeking adjunct instructors in the areas of Accounting, Anthropology, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Chicano Studies, Criminology, Economics, Entrepreneurship, History, International Business, Marketing, Music, Psychology, Sociology and Women's Studies to participate in credit bearing, print-based, correspondence distance education program. Correspondence to and from staff and students will occur by phone, email, postal mail, and Blackboard. Program consists of year-long open-enrollment in both digital and print-based formats therefore candidates must be well organized. Incumbent must be flexible with means of communication and course delivery with students. Communication with students and staff to provide course material feedback, graded of course materials, and final grades must occur in a timely manner utilizing university email as the primary means of communication. Compensation is paid at the rate of $70 per student per credit hour at the end of each enrollment period.

Compensation is paid at the rate of $70 per student per credit hour at the end of each enrollment period.

Primary Duties

+ Provide instructional guidance to students in digital (Blackboard) and print-based formats, adhering to provided course syllabus guidelines. Communicate with students and third party sponsors to provide clarification on course content and materials.

+ Provide timely coursework feedback to students and program staff utilizing University email as the primary means of communication.

+ Ensure that course materials are up-to-date and complete. Communicate immediately with Instructional Designer and program staff when errors are found.

+ Keep up-to-date gradebooks and provide final grades per indicated deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

+ Master's degree in instructional area.

+ Experience teaching in correspondence/distance/remote education formats.

+ Experience working with diverse student populations, including incarcerated students.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Terminal degree in instructional area.

+ Course development for correspondence/distance/remote education formats.

Supplemental Information

All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position:

+ a letter of intent (cover letter);

+ a current resume or CV;

+ unofficial or official transcripts showing degree conferred; and

+ three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.

Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4 p.m. (MST) on Thursday, April 8, 2021 will be given full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo

Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.

CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.

Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.

At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

This position is not eligible for benefits.

About Pueblo, Colorado

The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west. The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.

CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at:

Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.
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