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University Professor (Sri Lanka)

Nexford University

Nexford University

Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

📌 Position Title: Teaching Faculty

🌍 Location: Sri Lanka - Remote

💰 Salary: We are open to negotiating the salary based on your background and experience level.

Working Rhythm: Innovation is a 24-hour gig, but we value your downtime. Officially, your rhythm is set to the beat of Learner Engagement and needs. This is a full-time position, and the typical work week is Monday – Friday, but the days and times will vary monthly depending on when assignments are due and when terms begin and end. Unofficially? We know great ideas don’t always stick to a schedule!

📝 Contract Type: Permanent, full-time

🤝 Reporting To: Ann Larson, Program Director

📅 Start Date: 01 September, 2024

Join our team of passionate educators at Nexford University! We are seeking dynamic teaching faculty in specialisms that include FIANANCE, ACCOUNTING, MARKETING and INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. Please select your area of expertise and evidence your experience in this discipline as part of your application and resume.

Role Impact 🚀

As a teaching faculty member at Nexford, you will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our learners. By ensuring the high-quality delivery of NXU’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum, you will directly support learner success and drive our mission to provide affordable, dynamic education that prepares students for the global workplace. Your passion for education will motivate learners to engage deeply in their studies, guiding them through their educational journey and helping them achieve their career aspirations.

A Day in the Life of a Teaching Faculty Member☀️

No two days are the same in this dynamic role! Your schedule will be guided by assignment deadlines, learner inquiries, and scheduled calls with students from our global community. You'll embrace the flexibility to attend diverse meetings and webinars, balancing your work across different time zones. Some mornings will be dedicated to grading and feedback, while afternoons might be spent on interactive webinars or one-on-one sessions with learners. Evenings could involve exciting virtual discussions or collaborative meetings. Adaptability is key as you engage with our vibrant, international learner base, making a real impact every day.

Key Responsibilities 🎯

The Constants 🔒:

  • Deliver Engaging Courses: Based on your discipline, you will bring your subject expertise to life by teaching dynamic courses through the Canvas Learning Management System, inspiring and engaging learners every step of the way.
  • Connect with Learners: Be responsive and supportive by answering learner inquiries via email or live sessions within 24 hours. Host monthly webinars to foster a strong learning community.
  • Provide Timely Feedback: Offer personalized, insightful feedback on assignments within four days of submission, helping learners grow and succeed with clear, constructive guidance.

The Variables 🔄:

  • Support Learner Success: Work closely with the Learner Success Team to identify and assist at-risk learners, ensuring they receive the support and guidance needed to thrive.
  • Revise and Improve Curriculum: Regularly review and update course content and assessments to keep our curriculum fresh, relevant, and aligned with industry standards.
  • Engage in University Affairs: Participate actively in academic committees and contribute to departmental and university-wide initiatives, helping to shape the future of Nexford.

Skills and Qualifications 🌟

We value a diverse pool of candidates who bring a combination of skills, experience, and the right mindset to our team. While we don't expect every candidate to have every point, here are some skills and qualifications that would make you a great fit for this role:

  • A minimum of an earned doctoral degree in a related field from an accredited educational institution. If your discipline is in accounting or finance, please note that we require a minimum of 18 semester hours in these areas.
  • A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience, preferably with prior online teaching experience, showcasing your ability to engage and inspire learners in a virtual environment.
  • A minimum of 4 years of professional experience within your area of expertise, bringing real-world insights and knowledge to the classroom.
  • Earned professional certifications relevant to your field (as applicable), demonstrating your commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Exceptional English communication skills, both written and oral, are a must. As a US-accredited university, we require first-class written and verbal English skills to connect and communicate effectively with our global learner population.

What Does Success Look Like in this Role? 🏆

In the Teaching Faculty position, achieving success means:

  • Ensuring course completion rates are at a minimum of 90%.
  • Boosting learner engagement through dynamic live webinars, small group sessions, and one-on-one interactions.
  • Contributing to a minimum goal of 90% learner retention by fostering a supportive learning environment.
  • Building strong relationships with the Learner Success team to enhance overall learner success.
  • Supporting marketing efforts to increase Nexford University’s brand awareness through blog posts, webinars, and other engaging activities.
  • Continuously reviewing and updating the curriculum to meet the evolving needs of employers and learners.

About Nexford University 🎓

Nexford University is a next-generation learning institution based in Washington, D.C. We're on a mission to revolutionize education by providing learners worldwide with access to high-quality, affordable, and dynamic online education that equips them for success. We prioritize skills over theory, preparing our learners for the workplace of the future in industries with immense growth potential.

Our goals are clear:

🚀 Empower learners with the skills they need to achieve their career aspirations.

🌍 Deliver a 100% online global education, ensuring accessibility regardless of location.

💼 Offer an educational model centered on mastery of workplace competencies.

🧠 Foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and lifelong learning skills.

🤝 Create a global community, harnessing collaborative technology for learner success.

💲 Provide flexible, affordable, and continuously updated educational opportunities.

At Nexford, we cater to a diverse community of learners, whether they're pursuing a degree to advance their careers, taking courses to enhance their skills, or seeking certifications for professional growth. We provide comprehensive educational opportunities to meet the unique needs of every individual.

Interested in finding out more about us? Visit www.nexford.edu for more information and join our mission!

Compensation and Benefits 🎁

We understand that attracting top talent requires more than just a competitive salary. We believe in creating an environment where our team members can thrive both personally and professionally. Here are the Compensation and Benefits you can expect as a standard when you join our team:

  • Competitive Salary: We offer a competitive salary package,
  • Generous Vacation Days: Enjoy a generous allotment of 10 vacation days to maintain your work-life balance.
  • Professional Development: Access 12 days of paid personal development time off post-probation to advance your skills and career prospects.
  • Learning Opportunities: Receive a 50% discount on tuition for all Nexford courses for you and your family!
  • Unlimited LinkedIn Learning: Gain access to a wide range of courses on LinkedIn Learning for continuous skill development.
  • Modern Tools: Utilize agile collaboration tools to enhance productivity.
  • Reward and Recognition: Get the chance to be nominated as a top performer in our Employee Spotlight program, with perks including vouchers, mentorship opportunities, and a feature on our Spotlight page!
  • Remote Work Flexibility: Work from outside your primary location to enjoy flexibility and travel while you work.
  • Global Exposure: Collaborate with a diverse team from around the world, gaining insights into different cultures and markets.

Application Process:

  1. Apply: Get started by submitting your application online. Don't forget to include your 1-2 page CV/Resume. Show us why you're the one we're looking for!
  2. Connect: If your application catches our eye, one of our friendly Talent Acquisition Partners will reach out for an informal chat. No formalities, just getting to know each other.
  3. Interview: Here, you’ll meet the hiring manager. They'll discuss your skills, aspirations, how you can contribute to our mission, and what we can offer you.
  4. Assessment: Show us what you've got! Take on a real-world exercise related to the role you're pursuing. We want to see your skills in action and give you a taste of what’s involved.
  5. Meet the Team: Hang out with your potential future teammates. Get a taste of the awesome people you'll be working alongside.
  6. Offer: If all goes well, we'll extend a formal offer and welcome you aboard the Nexford adventure!