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Faculty - Adjunct Professor, School of Professional Studies - Business Majors

Employer
North Park University
Location
Schiller Park, IL
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Sector
Business and Finance
Organization Type
Corporate
About North ParkFounded in 1891, North Park University is a Christian university affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church of over 3,200 students from around the country and the world.

North Park University is located in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago, one of the most ethnically diverse zip codes in the United States. It is nine miles from downtown Chicago. The North Park campus has often been referred to as an oasis in the heart of the city - a place where students from urban, rural, and suburban backgrounds alike can call home. And all of this within the major metropolitan backdrop of Chicago: one of the world's largest and most diversified economies, renowned for its museums and music, and voted best large city in the U.S. for four years in a row by Condé Nast Traveler.
MissionThe mission of North Park University is to prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology.

VisionBuilding on our core institutional identity-Christian, city-centered, intercultural-our vision is to create a university of uncommon character and enduring excellence, where faith, learning, and service meet.

Responsibilities

The adjunct faculty member will be responsible for designing and delivering engaging, fully asynchronous online coursework for BADM 3300 - Principles of Financial Accounting and BADM 3500 - Principles of Managerial Accounting. Key duties include developing comprehensive lesson plans that align with the courses' learning objectives, creating and grading assignments and assessments to evaluate student understanding and application of accounting principles, and providing timely, constructive feedback to students. The instructor will also maintain regular virtual office hours to support student learning and engagement. Furthermore, the faculty member is expected to stay updated with current accounting practices and technologies, incorporating relevant advancements and ethical considerations into the curriculum to enhance student learning and preparedness for professional success.

Teaching would include the following the course(s) listed below (for full-course descriptions, view the website) and may include other quantitative courses based on experience.
  • BADM 3300, Principles of Financial Accounting
  • BADM 3500, Principles of Managerial Accounting

As a part-time instructor, adjunct faculty are contracted on a term-by-term basis. There is no guarantee of continuous employment. The adjunct instructor will teach to a diverse student population. Course timing is at the discretion of the academic department offering the course. Adjunct faculty will be made aware of the timing of the course prior to the offering of an official contract for the course. In some instances, flexibility in course timing may be available. The list of duties below represents minimum expectations of all faculty:
  • Utilize the NP syllabus template, approved textbooks and supplemental course materials, and Canvas LMS
  • Submit personalized course syllabus to dean in electronic format one (2) weeks prior to course start date
  • Adhere to printed course schedule meeting times and locations
  • While there is not a formal office hours requirement, it is expected that you will be available to students outside of class by email and by appointment as needed.
  • Ensure that all assessments within the course are graded and returned to the students promptly.
  • Mid-term grades are required to be submitted for traditional undergraduate classes
  • Final grades and all course obligations must be completed by the due date published by the Registrar each term, typically the week after finals. This is required for the adjunct assignment & contract to be considered satisfactorily fulfilled.
  • Attendance records: North Park University is required by federal regulations to certify for financial aid purposes that students who receive a non-passing grade have attended classes and to also determine the last date they participated in an academic related activity. Thus, it is necessary for faculty to document the last date a student participated in an academically related activity which includes attending class, taking an exam, etc.
Requirements
  • Possess a clear understanding of North Park University's mission of Christian higher education
  • Hold a Master's degree in accounting or a related field that includes a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in accounting
  • Have experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in accounting in an online format
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have experience with Canvas or a comparable learning management system (LMS)
  • Possess a thorough understanding and familiarity with online instruction
Desired:
  • Terminal degree in a related field
  • Experience teaching online in a quad format at a private University.

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