Instructor - English Composition course

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The university has an immediate need for volunteer instructors to teach its remedial English Composition course. The course description is as follows:

This remedial English composition course is for students who have not documented English language proficiency. The course enables students to demonstrate the English language competencies needed to succeed in college-level coursework. Positions are filled continuously and only candidates that are a match will be contacted. Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications and are hired will be added to the faculty pool and will be considered for relevant courses as they become available.

Position Description:

UoPeople volunteer instructors must make a weekly commitment of about 15 hours to course-related activities, which consist of responding to student emails and messages, posting discussion questions, engaging with students, grading learning journals, and reviewing peer assessments. Each UoPeople course is nine weeks. Instructors must be able to teach in an online learning environment and understand the needs of a very diverse student population. The university provides its instructors with an honorarium, ranging from $350-500 USD per course for undergraduate courses. Courses are 9 weeks long. The University of the People accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC), an institutional accreditor recognized by the Council For Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the US Department of Education.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Devote approximately 15 hours per course per week and be able to check in on courses frequently, but at a minimum once every 48 hours.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse student populations and global administration.
  • Convey subject matter expertise in online class.
  • Regularly check in with the Director of Faculty Affairs regarding any course issues.
  • Monitor course grades and finalize grades as needed.
  • Must be sensitive to a diverse student population, representing the full spectrum of cultural, political, socio-economic and religious backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Online teaching experience is preferred.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Expertise in the subject area of the course.
  • Appreciation of a diverse student population, representing the full spectrum of cultural, political, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit an application via our instructor application portal at the following address:

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