Assistant Teaching Professor - Business/Management

  • Northern Arizona University
  • Flagstaff, AZ, USA
  • Sep 22, 2022
Full time BUS: Management/HR/OB/Strategy

Job Description


Assistant Teaching Professor - Business/Management

Location: Personalized Learning
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606623
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.

Special Information

  • This is a 12-month, non-tenured, non-tenure eligible faculty position. Annual continuation of appointment will depend on program success, the ability to provide students with the academic content and tools to succeed, and continued funding.
  • Remote duty station; workspace not provided
  • Position requires extensive use of technology; applicant must be comfortable working and communicating in an online environment
  • Position reports to PL Chair, or designee, and collaborates with Faculty Program Coordinator in academic discipline
  • This position requires the ability to meet, with or without reasonable accommodation, the Arizona Administrative Code Fleet Safety Policy requirements, as occasional travel to Flagstaff may be required.
  • This position requires ability to meet regularly via web-based conferencing and/or telephone, and periodically in-person at the NAU North Valley campus
  • A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations, unofficial copies of academic transcripts, and contact information for three professional references must be included with the online application.
  • This position requires Arizona residency.

Job Description

Instruction and Assessment - 80%

  • Assess student work (grade assignments, tests, projects, discussions, and essays, as needed), tutor and coach online students.
  • Provide high-touch assessment feedback
  • Advocate for resolution of student issues
  • Coordinate with Disability Resources about students requiring accommodation
  • Maintain and communicate regular hours of availability for synchronous student interaction
  • Develop a strong understanding of available problem-solving resources by collaborating with NAU student and academic services staff
  • Maintain electronic and academic student files and records, such as grading feedback, email, and Salesforce; document all pertinent student interactions and information
  • Customize student communications based on individual student goals as needed and as practical
  • Communicate clear student expectations
  • Establish a genuine partnership with students; communicate with students regularly

Curriculum Development - 15%

  • Support curricular assignments determined by Faculty Program Coordinator
  • Collaborates with PL colleagues to:
  • Review disciplinary curriculum, design, and evaluation
  • Identify learning outcomes and ensure that they are aligned with assessments
  • Identify and create learning resources to support course materials and student learning
  • Develop rubrics for evaluations and assessment
  • Monitor instructional materials to ensure sound academic practices
  • Ensure that materials are accessible (Section508ADA) and usable for all learners
  • Maintain functioning links and ensure currency of course materials

Service to the Profession, the University, and to the Community (as it relates to the mission and guidelines of the University and profession) - 5%

  • Serves on faculty search committees
  • Serves on departmental and college committees

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned Master's degree in related discipline
  • Three years' experience in academic coaching, tutoring, teaching, or training
  • Experience in business operations including marketing, management, HR, finance, leadership, or other aspects of business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree in Business related field
  • Experience working as part of a remote faculty team
  • Two or more years of experience in online or competency-based programs
  • Two or more years of experience in designing learning experiences and developing curriculum and assessments
  • Experiences working with two or more learning management systems
  • Demonstrate advocacy for student success and service
  • Demonstrates leadership and the ability to communicate and to work effectively within a culturally diverse environment
  • Demonstrates consistent accountability for a variety of assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Demonstrate core values of excellence in education, student success, educational access, diversity, integrity, and civility

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Willingness to serve as an active member of a remote academic team
  • Strong communication skills, especially working with students and colleagues remotely
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to predict and proactively answer student questions
  • Commitment to student accessibility
  • Innovative problem-solving
  • Skilled in online academic technology
  • Ability to interact effectively with faculty and students from diverse cultural backgrounds, ages, and experience levels
  • Detail-oriented; timely follow up with student inquiries and reports
  • Ability to work non-standard hours if needed to support student needs

Application Details

General Information

Northern Arizona University is a 29,569-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Commensurate with experience.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 606623, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of recent teaching evaluations; (4) unofficial copies of academic transcripts; and (5) names and contact information for three professional references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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