University of the People is hiring - paid position

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by cookderosa, Dec 17, 2016.

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  1. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    Saw this job posting today - several of you may be interested! https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176402481&Title=Associate%20Director%20of%20Faculty%20Affairs

    Position Summary:

    University of the People invites applications to fill a vacancy in the role of Associate Director for Faculty Affairs. Reporting to the Director for Faculty Affairs, the incumbent aids in overseeing all issues relating to faculty affairs including but not limited to faculty professional development, hiring, training, scheduling, and course assignments. The Associate Director will also co-manage a team of Faculty Coordinators that further carry out the day to day oversight of their respective units of operation. It is important to note that online managerial and/or operational experience in an online institution is a requirement for this position.

    The Associate Director is responsible for orienting, training, advising, and coaching faculty. This position oversees faculty evaluations and seeks to maintain and improve faculty retention through appropriate feedback, assistance, intervention, and re-training.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    A minimum of a master's degree from an accredited institution
    Previous experience in online higher education working with and overseeing faculty
    Online teaching experience, preferably with Moodle.
    Appreciation of a diverse student population, representing the full spectrum of cultural, political, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds.
    Ability to work with diverse constituencies and staff.
    Demonstrated ability to execute and manage
    Strong skills in directing and developing faculty members
    Strong organizational skills; a self-starter capable of working independently while also being a team player
    Strong written and oral communication abilities
    Excellent computer and technology skills
    Fluent in English
    Salary:
    $45,400 to $50,400 per year with no benefits. Two-week vacation per year.
     
  2. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Looks like a good opportunity to get your foot in the door on the administrative side of higher education.
     
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Assuming that your people are responsible enough to have everything in order whenever they take leave, giving people enough vacation per year to maintain a reasonable work-life balance shouldn't be such a problem. Two week is shamefully cheap of them.
     
  4. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    I think so too, but I'm spoiled by the luxurious 150 day contract. Of course, there are no benefits.... Still, it's a remote position, which *I think* brings a quality of life into play that has value. Pay is really pretty low for what will possibly be a very demanding position.
     
  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I expect that they expect to hire someone from a lower income country where that sort of salary goes a lot further. And that's fine, we do that too. But in that case the leave is really a slap, since two weeks is disappointing even for the U.S., and the U.S. trails the rest of the world in that regard.
     
  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I'm seeing some retired administrator who has discovered that the life of a golf hack is pretty boring. This is someone with experience who doesn't need the money or the benefits. Basically, a paid volunteer.
     

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