GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
This position is primarily responsible for teaching in the classroom and/or laboratory setting. The faculty member is responsible for applying their expertise to develop and deliver courses that improve the learning outcomes of our students. In addition, the full-time faculty member will actively participate in departmental and general faculty meetings, student remediation, open labs, and perform additional duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean. Scholarly productivity and intra- and extra-institutional service, through participation in college and/or university committees, graduations, and other assignments, are key components of this job, which will also be met by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides student instruction.
- Evaluates student performance.
- Provides academic counseling of students.
- Assures the availability of remedial instruction.
- Teaches assigned classes in accordance with current course outlines and objectives.
- Reviews and updates course outlines, text selection, and syllabi in cooperation with the department faculty and department chair.
- Uses appropriate teaching strategies and methods such as active learning, lecture, laboratory, and self-paced instruction.
- Modifies teaching methods based on assessment results and best practices in teaching and learning.
- Documents modifications in course content or instructional methods based on student and course assessment results/feedback.
- Performs regular assessments of student performance.
- Submits students’ grades and course reports in a timely manner.
- Attends and participates in department and campus meetings.
- Remains current in discipline and updates course content when appropriate to reflect the current levels of knowledge in the discipline in coordination with the Department Chair.
- Participates in the Faculty Performance Appraisal (FPA) process.
- Works in an academic team and committee environment in a courteous and professional manner.
- Promotes the University vision, goals, and objectives to internal and external constituencies.
- Participates actively in scholarly endeavors.
- Participates actively in university/college committees and other service opportunities.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Doctor of Chiropractic.
Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
This position requires onsite duties as part of a regularly occurring schedule. Courses taught as part of this position will either be hybrid, with some class meetings occurring online or completely onsite class meetings.
While all faculty are directly supervised by their Assistant Dean, faculty who lead courses are responsible to coordinate with any assisting faculty associated with the course, the number of assisting faculty varying by course, cohort size, and term. This coordination – which occurs with the assistance of the Assistant Dean as needed – is intended to enhance educational outcomes for students and ensure courses are delivered in a manner that meets University and College objectives. This coordination must occur in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Maintain licenses and certificates necessary for employment eligibility.
- Doctor of Chiropractic degree from a CCE accredited program that is licensure eligible in California.
- Must hold a California DC license or obtain one within one year of job start date.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Internet Software; Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); Electronic Mail Software (Outlook); Presentation software (PowerPoint); as well as classroom-specific programs like ExamSoft and Canvas.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES/ QUALIFICATIONS:
- Ability to get along and cooperate with co-workers.
- Ability to respond politely to customers/students/candidates.
- Ability to work as a team member.
- Ability to think quickly and act appropriately in emergency situations.
- Ability to function under intense time pressure.
- Ability to work extra hours as required.
- Ability to continue to perform well under pressure.
- Strong organizational skills; detail oriented and accurate with ability to multi-task.
- Excellent communication and customer service skills, and ability to think and act strategically.
- At least three (3) years of successful teaching experience, or equivalent, in an accredited institute of higher education preferred
- Track record of scholarly production preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must frequently lift and /or move more than 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
SCU Core Values:
1) Integrative Health: We teach, learn, collaborate, and lead by creating an open environment for multiple disciplines and professionals to bring their shared and unique skills together for the benefit of patients and students.
2) Evidence-based Practice: We value a culture of inquiry, assessment, research, scholarship, and judicious use of current best evidence to inform our decisions and work.
3) Health Equity: We value people equally. We strive to educate graduates that are prepared to improve individual and community health.
4) Inclusivity: We welcome everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other similar or protected status. We believe inclusivity leads to more diversity in our reasoning, better representativeness in our conclusions, more ingenuity in our problem solving, and greater equity in our care.