Summary of Position:
An Instructor fulfills primary instructional duties and responsibilities as assigned. Instructors provide core content instruction to students based upon the UMA standardized curriculum. An Instructor works in tandem with program leadership and cross-department representatives to maximize academic achievement, retention, certification, graduation, and placement outcomes to ensure overall health and integrity of UMA programs.
The Instructor reports to the Program Director or General Education Chair.
- Teaches centralized curriculum in accordance with assigned schedule.
- Demonstrates proficiency with course content and materials.
- Facilitates discussion forum to ensure student engagement and interaction.
- Proactively monitors students’ performance and actively outreaches as needed.
- Provides academic feedback in a constructive, positive, and timely manner.
- Creates learning support tools to support students based on demonstrated needs.
- May provide instruction in synchronous group sessions based on student needs.
- Performs other duties as requested to ensure effective curriculum and instruction.
- Is regularly active in assigned course rooms and hosts weekly office hours.
- Grades course activities and posts weekly and final grades by the deadlines.
- Models netiquette and provides corrective feedback to students, as appropriate.
- Maintains an up-to-date faculty file in accordance with UMA policy, state regulations and accrediting commission requirements including required meetings, in-services, professional development, and continuing education credits and certifications.
- Follows Student and Employee Code of Conduct and Scholastic Honesty policies.
- Is responsive to program leadership, staff, and students via email, telephone, and/or virtual or other communications per established expectations and timelines.
- Demonstrates knowledge of, and carefully follows all applicable federal and state compliance requirements and regulations including those prescribed by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, CIE, and internal UMA policies and procedures.
- Effectively communicates compliance requirements to students and other staff as appropriate and quickly escalates any compliance concerns to the Compliance department.
Work Experience, Skills & Abilities:
- Undergraduate degree with an equivalent of 15 semester credit hours in the subject field for Healthcare Instructor
- Academic preparation in the specific courses taught
- Minimum of three (3) years of occupational experience
- An industry certification/licensure if consistent with employment in the healthcare field of instruction (all certifications/licensures must remain active and be maintained as required by State and/or accrediting commissions)
General Education Instructors
- Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 credits hours in the assigned field of instruction for General Education Instructor
- Proficient verbal and written English
- Able to support a diverse and inclusive work environment
- Graduation from a program in the healthcare field
- Experience with Learning Management Systems
- Experience with Student Information Systems
- Experience with synchronous instructional tools
- Has knowledge of and experience with technological tools and software
- Success in applying adult learning principles and practices to online teaching
- Inspires students to meet their career goals using career connections and strategies
- May work remote with the option of onsite in a shared workspace or in a ground campus location as assigned.
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Requires long periods of sitting at a desk working on a computer
- Requires occasional bending, stooping and squatting
Requires occasional lifting of up to 10 lbs.