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P/T Instructor Pool- The Higher Education for Incarcerated Youth program

Company:
Utah Tech University
Job Location:
Category:
Higher Education
Type:
Adjunct/Part-Time
Salary: See Position Description

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Part-Time Instructor Pool

Remote Employment
Remote Optional
Job Number: 25GAD933-01

Division: College of Education

Opening Date: 12/12/2023

Position Announcement

The Higher Education for Incarcerated Youth program is building the pool of qualified applicants for possible future part-time teaching vacancies and to fill immediate instruction needs in the program.  This is a continuous posting, not an announcement for a specific vacancy.

The current and past courses housed within this program include: Math, Finance, Economics, Psychology, Biology, Physics, Criminal Justice, Art, Theatre, Music, English, Political Science, and Philosophy.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
  • Teach courses as assigned, under the direction of the Department Chair or Program Coordinator.  A course catalog by division, major, and discipline is found online at https://catalog.utahtech.edu/courses/
  • Abide by all applicable executive orders, federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, as well as University policies and procedures relating to adjunct faculty and general campus employment. Attend and/or complete required trainings by the University and additional training as determined by the Department or Program. 
Qualifications

Qualifications:
  • At least a Master's Degree in related field required. 
  • Must be a resident of Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Texas, Florida or Nebraska to teach online or virtual courses. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of course content required. 
  • Teaching experience in higher education preferred. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. 
  • Ability to effectively teach students using a variety of instructional methods and apply best practices in the discipline. 
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups. 
  • Ability to use student-centered and active-learning instructional strategies and techniques. 
  • Ability to motivate and fairly evaluate student progress and achievement. 
  • Non-judgmental
  • Ability to maintain privacy, professionalism, and confidentiality at all times, including understanding of FERPA and other state and federal regulations that guide interactions with incarcerated students and information about them.
  • Respect for and understanding of the academic, personal and social needs of students, particularly underrepresented and underserved populations, including youth who are incarcerated.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Part-time instructor position, paid at $850 per credit hour and governed by University Policies 631 and 638. Free access to Employee Assistance Program thru Blomquist-Hale and HPC Fitness Center/Recreation facilities; see https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/newemployee/getting-started/new-trailblazers/ for list of part-time staff employee benefits.  

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, though you may only be contacted if the department has need for teaching in your specific specialty in the upcoming semester. 

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:  Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here to learn more about the University.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 250 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Actionwithin its employment programs and activities. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - titleix@utahtech.edu, HCC 579, 435-652-7747. 
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Jennifer Larimore - titleix@utahtech.edu, 435-652-7731. 
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.utahtech.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov, 800-421-3481. 
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov, 303-844-5695. 
The University provides key institutional information regarding Academics, Campus Safety, Student Services, Employment Laws, and other requirement items per the Higher Education Act and other consumer information requirements to perspective students, students, UT employees and prospective employees online at https://utahtech.edu/right-to-know/ and 

https://police.utahtech.edu/clery-act/.  

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.

Benefits

Utah Tech University offers a variety of miscellaneous benefits and discounts to employees, both for use on-campus and off-campus. No other benefits are offered for this position.
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