Brief Description of Duties
The University of the District of Columbia is a public land grant institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers.
Incumbents must teach all assigned classes and hours as determined by semester course schedule; Incumbents will be required to prepare and deliver relevant curriculum to students in the Urban Sustainability or Environmental Science program, using a variety of teaching methods to include, but not limited to, lecture, class discussion, demonstration labs, and projects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Teach assigned courses as specified in the schedule and course contract.
- Evaluate and select texts and instructional materials; prepare course materials and lesson plans.
- Provide students an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the institution, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria.
- Use the institution’s learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students.
- Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered.
- Maintain records of enrollment and attendance, assessments and grades, submit class rosters and grade sheets by the deadlines established by the institution.
- Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning, establishing and maintaining classroom control.
- Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery.
- Attend all meetings, ceremonies and official functions as specified by the Chief Academic Officer, Chief Community College Officer and/or Dean.
- Attend one or more orientation session(s) to become familiar with the Institution’s mission and teaching philosophy, policies and procedures and the learning management system.
- Meet with the Program Directors, Department Chair/ Associate Dean of Academic Programs as needed to discuss all aspects of the course including student progress and curriculum development (may be required to provide input into program development).
- Adhere to University policies and guidelines in all matters concerning academics and student and staff conduct.
Minimum Job Requirements
- Master’s degree in subject area related to Environmental Science or Urban Sustainability with skills to teach undergraduate students in Urban Sustainability and/ or Environmental Sciences
- PhD in subject area to teach in the Professional Science Master’s program in Urban Sustainability, Urban Agriculture, and Water Resource Management
- Two (2) years of prior teaching experience or be able to demonstrate evidence of teaching potential and/or corporate/industry training
- Current knowledge of the relevant discipline
- Experience or demonstrated potential with instructional technology and online learning including Blackboard
- Evidence of or demonstrated potential to successfully teach experience in relevant discipline
- Experience or demonstrated potential in effecting university and school partnerships
- Skill in teaching a diverse student body with various learning styles
- Familiarity or knowledge of differentiated instruction
- Possesses a high level of professionalism, including collaboration, excellent communication and customer service skills, and commitment to a learner-centered environment
- Able to work with colleagues and administrators in the development of goals for the curriculum with potential collaboration in the Landgrant Centers within CAUSES in a fast-paced environment
Information to Applicant
Condition of Employment: Temporary employment may be ended at anytime with or without cause.
Collective Bargaining Unit: Dependent upon certain criteria, this position may be eligible for representation and require payment of union fees through direct payroll deduction.
Employment Benefits: Due to the temporary nature of this appointment, this position is ineligible for benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran’s preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a “satisfactory background investigation” is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/.