JOB TITLE: Adjunct Instructor – Onground and Blended
REPORTS TO: Director of Academic Services
DEPT: Professional & Graduate Studies
LOCATION: PGS Building – Grand Rapids Campus
Facilitates classroom instruction as outlined in the faculty module handbook provided for each course.
Models and supports the values of the University in and out of the classroom.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
Operates as facilitator and informational resource in the classroom. Focuses on the learning
objectives of the program and the course.
Makes reasonable accommodation outside of class to answer student questions.
Builds an intentional learning community in which students are encouraged to express their ideas.
Prepares for class and is familiar with the material from both the module and the text(s). Follows
the course materials and instructions provided for the faculty member and students using its
format and activities as guidelines for conducting the class.
Returns all written assignments to students, with formative comments, generally by the next week
of class, as required by the University and/or syllabus.
Prepares and makes Odyssey course template available to students at least one week prior to the
first class period.
Prepares and posts a supplemental course syllabus on Odyssey course template before the first
night of class . Submits a copy (either paper or electronically) to the PGS office for permanent
Adheres to applicable academic and classroom policies as stated in the Faculty and Student
Assigns grades. Posts on Odyssey for each student and submits end-of-course documents within
one week of the last class session.
Monitors the logistics of the classroom, i.e., room temperature, seating arrangement and reports
problems to PGS office.
Completes four (4) Faculty Development Units each academic year of which attendance at a
minimum of two scheduled Faculty Development Workshops are required.
Attends and participates on a Curriculum Review Committee, as requested.
Completes the online New Faculty Orientation workshops.
Personal relationship with Jesus Christ and an active Christian commitment
A theology that supports the values and mission of Cornerstone University
Master degree, doctorate preferred, from an accredited institution related to the subject and
earned in a minimum of two years prior to application
Experience teaching adults in higher education
Proven professional experience and expertise in his/her major field for a minimum of five years
Excellent communication and listening skills
Accessibility to E-Mail and the Internet
Excellent knowledge and skills using classroom technology and software – PowerPoint and
Blackboard, WebCT, Angel, Moodle or similar classroom management software