Adjunct Faculty teach a variety of courses, depending upon their education and experience, such as Writing from Sources, Writing about Literature, and Creative Writing. Adjunct Faculty are responsible for ensuring that students meet all learning outcomes and successfully complete their course as outlined. Students must receive appropriate and timely feedback and assessments throughout the course.
Master's in English or a related field plus one year experience teaching at the college level or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent communications are essential and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, service and technology application in the classroom.
Demonstrated mastery of subject matter or discipline.
Demonstrated ability to teach and evaluate undergraduate students.
Knowledge of competency-based education.
Familiarity with instructional techniques designed to reach students of varying preparation levels and abilities.
Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, or telecommunications courses and in immediate preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies and practica; reviewing written examinations and papers; evaluating presentations; and supervising independent study projects. Professional peer review is an essential feature of effective teaching.
Student advising includes time spent meeting with students regarding academic, curricular and career matters.
University service includes service on the Faculty Council, school and departmental committees.
Professional service implies the use of academic and professional expertise to serve your profession, the University, and the community.
Cooperative extension includes identifying current needs, adapting research results into contemporary language,, presenting research-supported information and education to the people of the state, providing leadership in identifying and presenting cutting-edge technology in their discipline, developing interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, and collaborating with research and teaching faculty to stay current in their fields.
Administrative responsibilities include writing syllabi, grading course work, and submitting final grades.
Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.
Every faculty member is guaranteed academic freedom in accordance with the statement on academic freedom and responsibilities of faculty members, as in the policy manuals.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.