Online Marriage and Family Therapy Adjunct Faculty
Abilene Christian University Online
Type: Part Time
College / University
5 openings available.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 001
A. Provide high quality instruction, direction and support for students in the online classroom environment. 1. Provide rich and timely feedback on student work, being both encouraging and constructively critical. 2. Facilitate class size of approximately 28 students. 3. Place students in groups for assignments/discussions. 4. Provide timely and helpful answers to students’ inquiries regarding course material or academic matters. 5. Conduct periodic synchronous interaction sessions. 6. Facilitate and grade all assignments in a timely manner. 7. Enter final course grades after consultation with lead faculty and/or program director by deadline. 8. Alert lead faculty and/or program director to any student issues. This includes performance issues (e.g. failing grades, failing to turn in assignments, etc.) and policy violation issues (e.g. plagiarism). 9. Comply with all pertinent policies and procedures outlined in Abilene Christian University’s Handbook, Faculty Guidelines, and those specified by ACU’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS). 10. Other duties, as assigned and directed by lead faculty and/or program director.
B. Participate with the program faculty and in planning, development, implementation of program and curriculum. 1. Provide feedback to program director for program and/or course improvement. 2. Participate in program and faculty meetings as able. 3. Attend/complete program and CGPS faculty trainings and provide credentialing/records updates as required. 4. Gain and maintain knowledge of trends and information pertaining to program field through current practice, professional reading, active research and/or continuing education. 5. Represent university at conferences, as able and as directed by program director.
A. Professional Requirements
1. Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Marriage and Family Therapy or related field. Preference given to graduates from COAMFTE Ph.D. programs. 2. AAMFT Approved Supervisor or AAMFT Supervisor Candidate 3. State Licensed MFT 4. Experience and credentials to teach the following courses: Addictive Disorders, Therapy with Military Families, Treatment of Trauma, Assessment and Diagnosis, Research Methods, Family Therapy I (e.g., Structural, Strategic Family Therapy), Sex Therapy, Cultural Diversity 5. A minimum of three years of post-doctoral teaching experience in higher education, preferred. 6. Quality research completed in the last ten years [e.g. publications in peer reviewed journals, conference presentations, program evaluation reports, etc.], preferred. 7. Online instructional experience preferred.
8. Computer literate in software and internet-based applications. 9. Proficient in APA style (formatting, citation requirements, punctuation, etc.).
B. Personal Requirements
1. Strong communication skills, both written and oral. 2. Ability to view and manage role and responsibilities in relation to larger mission, goals and perspective of the university. 3. Collaborative nature, with the ability to build consensus. 4. Outstanding organizational and project management skills with the ability to consistently meet deadlines. 5. Self-motivated and solves problems, asking for input and initiating solutions as appropriate and reasonable. 6. Capacity to quickly learn new software applications. 7. Willingness to receive additional training and/or faculty mentoring. 8. Ability to demonstrate good judgment when interacting with students, other faculty and staff.
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