Adjunct Faculty – Subject Matter Expert, Public Speaking at University of New England – UNE

  • Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

Website University of New England - UNE

Adjunct Faculty – Subject Matter Expert Public Speaking

Position Type: Adjunct
Faculty Track: Non Tenure
Position Title: Adjunct Faculty – Subject Matter Expert Public Speaking
Employment Status: Part Time
Campus: Remote

Subject matter experts (SMEs) within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) are critical to the success of UNE’s online programs. SMEs work closely with a member of the UNE Instructional Design Team who serves as the project manager, facilitates the development of the course, and ensures that pedagogy and content meet program expectations. SMEs receive supervision and guidance from the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions Program and must work with Instructional Design to meet deliverable deadlines set by CGPS. The role of the SME in CGPS course development is to help design a post-baccalaureate level course(s) for online students using best practices for online education that are aligned to program learning outcomes and can be delivered by instructors other than/in addition to the SME.
SMEs are responsible for:

Creating a list of course learning outcomes
Writing a course syllabus
Recording video “lectures”
Designing engaging visual representations to help students learn content
Creating engaging assignments, group activities and presentations, writing interactive discussion board topics that enable students to delve more deeply into the content while building community
Designing assessments to measure learning outcomes
Creating an instructor guide to assist course facilitators
Provide expert knowledge in Histology
Develop learning modules that guide students through their educational experience while upholding and adhering to the CGPS commitment to student success
Willingness to analyze best practices in online Histology education
Curriculum design experience and familiarity with implementation of principle of backward design
Demonstrated skill in creating learning activities and meaningful assessments of student learning
Writing and editorial skill, understanding of copyright issues
Technical skill in generating and editing chemical graphics/images
Ability to design, edit, and embed multi-media content in html files
Excellent collaborative and communication skills
Ability to work independently once a task is thoroughly explained and effectively during time-on-task
Commit to weekly check-in meetings with the Instructional Design team and/or the Program
Participate in drafting a schedule for deliverables
Meet agreed-upon deadlines per the master course development schedule


The ideal candidate has experience teaching online in an educational setting, has demonstrated expertise in curriculum development and assessment, and has a passion for teaching Public Speaking
Master’s degree with a focus on Public Speaking or similar subject content- PhD preferred
A minimum of three years teaching experience in the area of Public Speaking
A desire to motivate and encourage students in academic and professional settings
Previous course development experience with working adult students and non-traditional students in an online setting
Expertise teaching online and the desire to learn and apply new technological approaches to education
Experience using the Blackboard Learning Management system

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