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Adjunct Faculty - Subject Matter Expert Cell Biology

Company: University of New England
Location: Manchester
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Details
Position Type Adjunct

Faculty Track Non Tenure

Position Title Adjunct Faculty - Subject Matter Expert Cell Biology

Employment Status Part Time


Campus Remote

Description Subject matter experts (SMEs) within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies ( CGPS ) are critical to the success of UNE's online programs. SMEs work closely with a member of the UNE Instructional Design Team who serves as the project manager, facilitates the development of the course, and ensures that pedagogy and content meet program expectations. SMEs receive supervision and guidance from the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions Program and must work with Instructional Design to meet deliverable deadlines set by CGPS . The role of the SME in CGPS course development is to help design a post-baccalaureate level course(s) for online students using best practices for online education that are aligned to program learning outcomes and can be delivered by instructors other than/in addition to the SME .

Responsibilities SMEs are responsible for:

  • creating a list of course learning outcomes
  • writing a course syllabus
  • recording video "lectures"
  • designing engaging visual representations to help students learn content
  • creating engaging assignments, group activities and presentations, writing interactive discussion board topics that enable students to delve more deeply into the content while building community
  • designing assessments to measure learning outcomes
  • creating an instructor guide to assist course facilitators
  • Provide expert knowledge in Cell Biology
  • Develop learning modules that guide students through their educational experience while upholding and adhering to the CGPS commitment to student success
  • Willingness to analyze best practices in online Cell Biology education
  • Curriculum design experience and familiarity with implementation of principle of backward design
  • Demonstrated skill in creating learning activities and meaningful assessments of student learning
  • Writing and editorial skill, understanding of copyright issues
  • Technical skill in generating and editing chemical graphics/images
  • Ability to design, edit, and embed multi-media content in html files
  • Excellent collaborative and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently once a task is thoroughly explained and effectively during time-on-task
  • Commit to weekly check-in meetings with the Instructional Design team and/or the Program
  • Participate in drafting a schedule for deliverables
  • Meet agreed-upon deadlines per the master course development schedule

    • The ideal candidate has experience teaching online in an educational setting, has demonstrated expertise in curriculum development and assessment, and has a passion for teaching biology, specifically Cell Biology.
    • Master's degree in biology with a focus on molecular or cell biology- PhD preferred
    • A minimum of three years teaching experience in the area of Biology (molecular or cell)
    • A desire to motivate and encourage students in academic and professional settings
    • Previous course development experience with working adult students and non-traditional students in an online setting
    • Expertise teaching online and the desire to learn and apply new technological approaches to education
    • Experience using the Blackboard Learning Management system

      EEO Statement Summary Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.Posting Number 20161018P

      Open Date 07/30/2020

      Close Date

      Open Until Filled Yes

Keywords: University of New England, Manchester , Adjunct Faculty - Subject Matter Expert Cell Biology, Other , Manchester, New Hampshire

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