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English Faculty

English Faculty

Requisition ID 
2016-1663
# of Openings 
1
Employment Status 
Adjunct Faculty
Posted Date 
11/13/2017
Job Family 
Faculty
Company 
ECPI University
State/Province 
VA
City 
Newport News

More information about this job

Overview

Are you upbeat, energetic, and passionate about the hospitality industry? Do you enjoy helping to transform the lives of others by listening, learning, and sharing your knowledge? If so, joining Culinary Institute of Virginia’s team of staff and faculty may be the opportunity you’ve been preparing for all along!

Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV), The College of Culinary Arts of ECPI University, offers degrees designed to help prepare graduates to become responsible, respected, and valuable members of the hospitality workforce. Programs offered, including Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, Culinary Nutrition, and Food Service Management, reflect the dynamism and diversity of the food service industry. 

Responsibilities

The Faculty Member is responsible for delivering quality student-centered, hands-on (active) learning. As the leader of instruction in the classroom, this role is central to ECPI University’s mission and is directly accountable for student learning and success. The Faculty Member is responsible for maintaining high levels of academic quality and student satisfaction in order to retain and successfully graduate students, while operating in compliance with University policies and procedures as well as all state, federal and accrediting agency regulations. 

The Faculty Member’s responsibilities are broken down into the areas of Instruction, Administrative Responsibility/Service to the University, Curriculum Responsibilities, Professional Responsibilities and additional assigned duties.

I. Instruction 

  • Maintains acceptable course pass rates by using a variety of graded and non-graded assessments to evaluate student learning and explains procedures for evaluating student performance; receives acceptable classroom student end of course survey rating and participation rates.
  • Maintains acceptable attendance rates by employing a variety of active learning techniques to engage students in the learning process and uses effective classroom management skills.
  • Is well-organized, on-time , and prepared for the entire scheduled class period as demonstrated by presenting material in a logical and coherent manner and showing how the part relates to the larger topic. 
  • Employs a variety of active learning techniques to engage students by demonstrating a student-centered approach to teaching (i.e. focuses on learners needs and adapts methods; maintains a respectful and collaborative environment, encourages students to ask questions and actively participate, and asks questions that promote critical thinking and analysis).
  • Demonstrates mastery of and currency in subject matter by incorporating practitioner experience in teaching (i.e. examples and relevant assignments and activities); incorporates up-to-date subject-matter expertise that reflects current trends in the field of study; and displays an ability to clarify abstract and complex ideas by using examples and analogies.
  • Utilizes iPads/ Moodle and other technology in the classroom to enhance learning. 

II. Administrative Responsibilities and Service to the University 

  • Performs administrative duties in a timely manner; attendance, midterm and final grades entered as required and attends scheduled campus and university-wide faculty meetings.
  • Promptly contacts students who have missed classes and documents contact in the Faculty Portal (Campus Vue).
  • Keeps regular office hours and meets with students; assists students by referring students to the appropriate person/resources.
  • Knows and supports ECPI University catalog and program specific academic policies. 
  • Maintains classrooms, skills labs and computer labs. 

III. Curriculum Responsibilities 

  • Completes faculty surveys, makes recommendations to the curriculum, and engages in curriculum meetings. 
  • Continuously provides suggestions for Moodle links and other multimedia, suggests improvements to labs. 
  • Assists in developing the University's curriculum and/or contributing course materials and uses the approved curriculum as found in Sharepoint/Moodle.
  • Participates in program assessment and institutional effectiveness. 
  • Presents academic programs positively to applicants and the community.

IV. Professional Responsibilities and additional assigned duties 

  • Complies with all academic and regulatory policies including FERPA confidentiality of personal information provided by the students. 
  • Models professionalism (i.e. acts as a role model for professional behavior and attitude).
  • Demonstrates continued professional development and maintains qualifications through ongoing education. 
  • Attends graduation (required), and actively participates in campus activities; for example, staff meetings, open houses, student award ceremonies, club advisor. 
  • Represents the University in a positive manner to internal and external constituents.
  • If assigned - Club Advisor or Co-Clubs and Groups.

Qualifications

Education:  Master’s degree in English or a Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in the discipline from a regionally accredited educational institution.

 

Experience:  Applied or practical work experience preferred; 2 years teaching or presentation experience a plus.

  

Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong academic and professional record
  • Strong active-learning skills for effective instruction
  • Experience in a student-centric and hands-on learning environment
  • The highest levels of integrity at all times
  • Orientation toward results
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills

What does the Culinary Institute of Virginia have to offer?

  • A focus on students and academic excellence 
  • Professional work environment 
  • Talented and committed co-workers 
  • An opportunity to make a difference while expanding your knowledge, skills and professional network 
  • Competitive compensation & benefits plan

CIV and ECPI University are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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