Part-Time, Adjunct Public Speaking Instructor WANTED
at Herzing University

Date Posted: 9/9/2017

Job Description

Are you someone who can effectively communicate how to use epizeuxis, explain why tapinosis is not a good idea in a professional setting, or when epexegesis can help make an effective argument? If you had to google any part of the previous sentence (gosh, I hope you had to google at least one of those terms!), and can answer yes to all three questions, then you may be the person we are looking for!
Herzing's Toledo Campus is looking for a new Part-Time Instructor to teach our Public Speaking class.

EN116 Speech
This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to develop speaking and presentation skills in a variety of situations. Topics include the elements and structure of speeches, researching topics, developing presentation materials, analyzing and responding to audience characteristics, learning effective speech techniques, and delivering different types of speeches.

If qualified, this you may also have the opportunity to teach other English or Communications courses as needed. The Fall semester schedule was not determined when this job posting was published, but you can expect each class to meet two days a week for eight weeks, in mornings. Most general education classes are available to students enrolled in a number of our programs, so you can expect your students to be pursuing both Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees. Specific class times and days are determined by both student feedback and instructor availability.  WHO should apply? All applicants who apply to this job posting must have a Master's degree, with at least 18 credit hours in Communications (and at least one class on Public Speaking), but we are looking for much more. We are looking for the right person who can effectively translate theory into the classroom and provide our engaged students pragmatic, actionable insights to take into the workforce. When you apply, be prepared to demonstrate the following:
  • You have a Master's Degree in Communications (or related).
  • Any higher education or other teaching experience you have (teaching in Higher Education is not required, but it is of course preferred).
  • Why do you feel that that you would be a good fit to teach these classes to our students?
While not required when you first apply, at some point in the selection process, you will be asked to submit your education transcripts per Herzing policy and accreditation requirements. 
Recommendation If you have any teaching experience or experience with “Adaptive Learning,” consider highlighting that somewhere when applying. That experience may help separate you from the other applicants.
WHAT will you be doing? If selected for this position you will be a part-time member of Herzing's faculty, and be responsible for everything that entails - teaching students... To better understand what that means, you should know that an Adjunct Faculty member's primary responsibility is one of duality. Fundamentally, this position will be responsible for the engagement, inspiration, and guidance to students within the courses taught, and provide solid—student centered feedback that assists students in achieving their highest academic potential - and ultimately be successful after graduation. You will be expected to follow the prescribed curriculum, but feedback, input, and creativity is encouraged! Students will be assessed based on a variety of methods, depending on the class. These can include projects, exams, essays, case studies, group exercises, etc. A full job description will be provided during the interview process when you can discuss what this specific role will entail, but a faculty member’s responsibilities fall into eight basic areas. 
  1. Subject Matter Expertise
  2. Effective Communication 
  3. Pedagogical Mastery
  4. Operational Excellence
  5. Appreciation and Promotion of Diversity 
  6. Assessment of Student Learning 
  7. Utilization of Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning
  8. Continuous Improvement
These competencies, as identified by the University’s academic community encompass the knowledge, skills, and behaviors essential to a faculty member’s success in the classroom and provide the basis for the faculty hiring, evaluation and development process. If this position sounds like a good fit click the 'Apply' button at the top of this screen to apply today.  Click the link below to review Herzing's other Career Opportunities. You may also join Herzing's Talent Network to receive notifications whenever new jobs are posted.  _____________________ ADA Disclaimer:  In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation.  All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. #CB

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Part-Time
  • Location: Toledo, OH
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/9/2017

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