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AUS - Core Faculty - Undergraduate Studies

Antioch University
Seattle, WA 98104
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Antioch University

AUS - Core Faculty - Undergraduate Studies
Job Title: Core Faculty

Department: Undergraduate Studies

Classification: Full-time Faculty - Exempt

Supervisor: Academic Unit Head/Chair

Program Undergraduate Studies

Location: Seattle Washington (in Residence)

Target Date: Summer 2023 and Winter 2024

Salary Range: $65,500 to $75,000

General Summary: The School of Undergraduate Studies invites applications for two full time Core Faculty positions, one specializing in Health Psychology (beginning July 1, 2023) and the other in the general liberal arts with expertise in the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexualities (to start January 1, 2024). In addition to a regular teaching load in the Undergraduate Studies program, these positions will fulfill advising responsibilities.

These core faculty positions report to the Chair of the Seattle Undergraduate program and are responsible for teaching classes; serving as a faculty advisor; involvement in curriculum and program development; and other duties as assigned. These faculty will primarily be assigned to the Seattle campus, although they will be part of a transition to a university-wide School of Undergraduate Studies and collaborate with faculty colleagues and work with undergraduate students across all Antioch campuses/units. Ideal candidates will live within commuting distance of Seattle, but candidates who live further afield will be considered if they can be present in Seattle for up to a week several times a year.

Core faculty roles offer three year rolling contracts. Our BA in Liberal Studies and Health Counseling and Psychology degrees serve working adult completion students who are often on a pathway to graduate studies. We offer a dynamic, interdisciplinary upper-division liberal arts curriculum that integrates classroom learning with lived experience in the community. Antioch faculty are committed to an anti-racist pedagogy and decolonizing the curriculum.

Many classes are taught remotely via synchronous zoom, with some hybrid course offerings that require physical presence on the Seattle campus. Faculty are expected to be proficient with a wide range of experiential teaching/learning strategies. Individualized academic advising is a significant part of the core faculty role, as is overseeing independent studies and evaluating prior learning. Successful candidates will be committed to social justice education, bring creativity and adaptability to their work and be highly collaborative.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Core faculty members have responsibility in all our areas of faculty engagement including student learning, scholarship, service, and institutional citizenship. The percent of time devoted to each area varies with unit needs, and individual skills and capacity, and stage of career.

Teaching: The Core Faculty load for a 100% position in these programs is the equivalent of 24 credits per year. Reductions in teaching load will be negotiated in a separate workload addendum that takes into account the specific administrative and academic responsibilities required by the program. Teaching may include some combination of day and evening, Saturday, Sunday, on and off campus, and remote and online teaching as assigned.

As a member of Antioch's teaching community, all faculty are expected to:
  • plan courses carefully and to submit a complete and timely syllabus;
  • for any real time activities, meet with the class or students as scheduled, for the time allotted, or to help arrange substitute faculty and makeup classes where necessary;
  • be familiar with Antioch's policies and procedures and maintain a professional level of responsibility in relation to requirements and deadlines;
  • uphold high academic standards and to encourage the free expression of divergent points of view in class;
  • take into account feedback received from students in the evaluation process, and to respond sincerely to it by modifying ineffective teaching methods or class activities;
  • teach in a manner that reflects the best practices in the field(s) or discipline(s) in which the course is set, and the spirit of Antioch's mission, values and approach to teaching.

Advising: Student advising requires knowledge of Antioch policies and a quarterly review of student advisees' academic records and progress. Student advising also requires availability during regular office hours and timely response to students by email, telephone, and/or Zoom. Faculty advisors are expected to usually advise between 15-25 students, depending on the program and enrollment. Faculty advisors are expected to:
  • provide thorough advice and counsel about program requirements, student educational goals and directions;
  • provide timely response to student inquiries and questions;
  • hold regular office hours and post accessible times (in office, online, etc.)

Institutional Citizenship: Core faculty members are expected to engage in institutional service to the program, school, and university, and other duties as assigned. This includes but is not limited to serving on program, school, and university committees, participating in the work of the faculty, including developing the curriculum and ensuring the quality of the curriculum and instruction, school, etc.

Administrative duties may include coordination with the chair and other concentration heads within the area of specialty to help coordinate the curriculum, recruit and hire of faculty, and other administrative duties related to the successful management of the programs. In addition, this position will provide any needed administrative support and tracking related to the advising duties, consistent with the expectations of other faculty advisors, as well as other program support duties as assigned. These duties will be coordinated with the chair of the Undergraduate program in Seattle.

Core faculty in these positions are expected to contribute towards a team-oriented, shared leadership model both at the program and School level, with the potential for additional responsibilities in academic leadership. There are opportunities for growth into roles with academic leadership responsibilities.

Service: (external service). The University further encourages service by its faculty to the community. "Service" refers to service to the professional community and to the general community; service to the institution is a separate category (Institutional Citizenship). Service to the profession is achieved by carrying out responsibilities, usually but not necessarily related to one's area of expertise in professional organizations or the general community. Service to the general community is achieved by applying one's area of expertise outside the University, including the local or global community.

Scholarship: The University encourages professional growth and scholarship among its faculty according to categories following the Rice/Boyer model: discovery, integration, application or practice, and teaching. In each case, scholarship (1) leads to the creation of new knowledge, (2) is publicly available in some way, (3) is presented and shared with a community of scholars, and (4) enriches knowledge and practice in the discipline or professional practice.

Other duties: Performs other duties as assigned by the Chair that are appropriate to the position.

  • At least a terminal degree in related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning, though a doctorate is preferred; Minimum of five years of teaching and/or professional experience working with adult learners.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching and advising at the undergraduate level, preferably with experience in working with nontraditional students.
  • Experience teaching in areas related to Antioch's degrees that are embedded in the Liberal Arts, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity, the dynamic connections between theory and practice, and a demonstrated commitment to anti-racist education. For the Health Psychology position, experience teaching in subjects within and related to this field is expected.
  • Demonstrated digital literacy experience applicable to student advising, classroom management, pedagogy, academic administration, campus citizenship and service.
  • Administrative experience working in an educational setting, sufficient to support tasks related to tracking academic activities, curriculum development, and other program work.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with small and larger groups of faculty in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to contribute to shared models of leadership.
  • Willingness to comply with University guidelines regarding faculty duties and requirements.
  • Willingness to participate in special events such as commencement ceremonies, recruitment events, and new student orientation.

Work Schedule: A full-time position at 100% effort. This position has a teaching load of the equivalent of 24 quarter credits per year. Courses are offered for 10 weeks for four academic quarters per year. Faculty have unscheduled time the thirteenth week of each quarter. Full-time faculty are required to have a minimum of 24 regularly scheduled hours per week (Note: remote working environment may adjust these expectations) and post regular office hours.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job with our without an accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Antioch University reserves the right to change the duties of the job description at any time.

Benefits Summary (Exempt Faculty)

Voluntary Health, dental and vision plan and flexible spending account options; employer retirement plan contribution of 6% and employer paid life insurance. Short term disability is employee paid via the Washington State Paid Family Leave Program; voluntary supplemental life insurance, long-term disability, accidental death/dismemberment, critical illness, and accident coverage plans; 12 days per year sick leave and carry-over up to 65 days; 15 paid holidays; tuition remission for employees and dependents at Antioch University campuses; and employee paid options with AFLAC, LegalShield, and Liberty Mutual.

To be considered for these positions, please submit the following documents here
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Current CV
    3. Contact information for three (3) references

This position is included in the bargaining unit of Antioch University faculty that is represented by SEIU Local 925. Terms and conditions of employment for bargaining unit positions are subject to change based on collective bargaining.

Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, family status, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs.


Posted: 2023-05-04 Expires: 2023-06-05

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