Adjunct Faculty - Introductory Public Policy Job at Aurora University, Aurora, IL

  • Aurora University
  • Aurora, IL

Job Description

Job Summary/Basic Function

Aurora University (AU) is committed to the transformative power of learning by creating a student-centered environment and an equity of experience and opportunity, to ensure that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome and included. Our culture of collaboration, generosity, and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty, and staff.

AU is grounded in the transformative opportunity it provides to a diverse student body. As a private university with a public mission and a commitment to making a difference in peoples’ lives, AU has a long history of resilience and of providing access to an education that values innovation, focuses on continuous improvement, and has a positive impact on the communities we serve. We are proud of our service to and economic impact on the state of Illinois, where over 80% of our students stay to live and work, where 90% of our students come from, and where we foster strong community partnerships to develop the workforce in areas such as nursing, education, business, technology, and social work.

We are looking for passionate and purposeful individuals who represent the full diversity of Aurora and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, identity, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at AU, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

At AU we believe that continuous learning is a fundamental part of working life, and our goal is for all colleagues on our campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support our community by providing all employees with opportunities to engage in professional development activities, as well as a range of tuition and employee benefits that can be found here .

Aurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualified part-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based on course demand and staffing.

The primary responsibility of the individual assigned to the course will be to teach Aurora University students about introductory public policy. For the successful candidate, this includes being responsible for all elements of running a college classroom: planning lessons, classroom activities, assignments, and examinations, as well as providing students with grades, feedback on their work, and responding to student inquiries.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Holding class
  • Evaluating student work
  • Entering final grades
  • Responding to student emails and/or meeting requests
  • Collecting relevant assignments for assessment purposes

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (or)
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Teaching experience preferred

Application Materials

Please email resume or curriculum vitae, transcripts, evidence of licensure or certification if required for the position, and cover letter stating the specific areas you are interested in teaching to:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Tags

Part time,

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