Open Rank Teaching Professor - Master of Computer Information Technology

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Open Rank Teaching Professor - Master of Computer Information Technology

Location: Personalized Learning
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606555
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We-faculty, staff, and administrators-thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.

Special Information

General Information:

Personalized Learning (PL) incorporates innovative teaching and learning methods. Administered by NAU Online, PL differs from, but complements, the traditional classroom-based academic model, with the goal for students to achieve deep learning through a personalized approach of multiple, hybrid and effective learning methods and modalities and within timeframes that best meet the students' needs. Our model combines best learning practices to ensure competency, including: shared and open- source content; multiple delivery modules such as video and simulations; faculty-led mentorships and tutoring; and customized instruction. Tuition is based on length of time (6-month subscriptions) rather than by course or credit hours, providing a financial incentive to the student to complete their degree in a timely, or even accelerated, fashion.

Special Information:
  • This is a 12-month, non-tenured, non-tenure eligible faculty position. Annual continuation of appointment will depend on program success, the ability to provide students with the academic content and tools to succeed, and continued funding.
  • Remote duty station; workspace and equipment not provided
  • Position reports to PL Chair and collaborates with Faculty Program Coordinator in academic discipline.
  • This position requires the ability to meet, with or without reasonable accommodation, the Arizona Administrative Code Fleet Safety Policy requirements, as occasional travel to Flagstaff may be required.
  • This position requires ability to meet regularly via web-based conferencing and/or via telephone, and periodically in-person at a campus location.
  • A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations, unofficial copies of academic transcripts, and contact information for three professional references must be included with the online application.
  • Remote work is a possibility for this position.

Job Description

Instruction and Assessment - 80%
  • Facilitates instruction and assesses student learning outcomes and program competencies in courses aligned to area of expertise and departmental discipline (Computer Information Technology)
  • Tutors broadly across departmental discipline
  • Provides high-touch assessment feedback
  • Advocates for resolution of student issues
  • Coordinates with Disability Resources about students requiring accommodation; demonstrates a commitment to accessibility and universal design
  • Maintains and communicates regular hours of availability for synchronous student interaction
  • Develops a strong understanding of available problem-solving resources by collaborating with NAU student services staff
  • Maintains electronic and academic student files and records, such as email and Salesforce, documenting all pertinent student information
  • Provides student success resources available at the institution as needed by the student

Curriculum Development - 15%
  • Supports curricular assignments determined by Faculty Program Coordinator
  • Collaborates with Instructional Designers to:
  • Review disciplinary curriculum, design, and evaluation
  • Identify the learning outcomes and ensure that they are aligned with assessments
  • Identify and create learning resources to support course materials and student learning
  • Develops rubrics for evaluations and assessment
  • Monitoring of instructional materials to ensure sound academic practices
  • Ensures that materials are accessible (Section 508 ADA) and usable for all learners
  • Maintains functioning links and ensures currency course materials

Service to the Profession, the University, and to the Community (as it relates to the mission and guidelines of the University and profession) - 5%
  • Serves on faculty search committees
  • Serves on departmental and college committees

Minimum Qualifications

For rank of Assistant Teaching Professor:
  • An earned doctorate in Computer Science, Information Technology, Project Management, or closely related field.
  • Prior teaching experience and/or professional experience in CIT industry
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Mandarin

For the rank of Associate Teaching Professor all of the above AND :
  • Illustrations of effective teaching, such as student evaluations and innovative curriculum
  • The equivalent of six years (12 semesters) of college-level teaching or other relevant professional experience. Teaching outside of the academic year is credited only in the case of faculty members on fiscal-year (12-month) contracts.

For the rank of Teaching Professor all of the above AND :
  • The equivalent of six years (12 semesters) of college-level teaching at the rank of associate professor or other relevant professional experience. Teaching outside of the academic year is credited only in the case of faculty members on fiscal-year (12-month) contracts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience in online or competency-based programs
  • Experiences working with learning management systems
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively on a geographically dispersed team, with geographically dispersed learners.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate and to work effectively within a culturally diverse environment
  • Demonstrates consistent accountability for a variety of assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Demonstrates core values of excellence in education, student success, educational access, diversity, integrity, and civility

General Information

Northern Arizona University is a 29,569-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage .

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement .

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report . The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Commensurate with experience.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page . Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service . Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page .

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on September 26, 2022.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to , follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 606555, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) recent teaching evaluations; (4) unofficial copies of academic transcripts; and (5) names and contact information for three professional references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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