Adjunct Faculty- Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Job no: 505704
Position type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Division/Equivalent: K. Patel College of Osteopathic Med
Categories: Faculty - Health Professions

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Job Title: Adjunct Faculty- Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Adjunct Faculty
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Develop and manage syllabus materials.
2. Facilitate activities in the classroom, simulation laboratory, clinic, and/or other setting(s).
3. Act as a liaison between the students and the faculty course director.
4. Provide and facilitate examinations. May include assigning grades consistent with course requirements.
5. Teaches or facilitates classes based on varied schedules to accommodate diverse student needs and to meet the expectations of the College as assigned by the designated faculty course director.
6. Prepares assignments and follows the course curriculum as assigned.
7. Evaluates student performance and learning.
8. Maintains an active classroom environment conducive to student learning and success.
9. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Marginal Job Functions: Complete NSU mandatory trainings (i.e. HIPAA compliance, Title IX training, technology training, Canvas training)
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
1. Education/Training - Knowledge of principles/methods for curriculum/training design/teaching for individuals/groups, and the measurement of training effects.
2. English Language - Thorough knowledge of the structure/content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
3. Customer Service - General knowledge of principles/processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.

1. Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
2. Critical Thinking — Using logic/reasoning to identify the strengths/weaknesses of alternative solutions/approaches to problems.
3. Judgment/Decision Making — Considering the relative costs/benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
4. Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand, and asking questions as appropriate.
5. Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
6. Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop/evaluate options and implement solutions.
7. Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
8. Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences/paragraphs in work-related documents.
9. Learning Strategies — Selecting/using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning/teaching new things.

1. Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
2. Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
3. Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
4. Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
5. Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
6. Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
7. Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
8. Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
9. Written Comprehension — The ability to read/understand information and ideas presented in writing.
10. Written Expression — The ability to communicate information/ideas in writing

Physical Requirements:
1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
4. Manual Dexterity
5. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
6. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, including but not limited to pens, pencils, mobile devices, and computer keyboards.
7. Travel - May be required to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
8. May be required to work nights or weekends.
9. Must be able to lift, pull and push objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

As a member of NSU’s community, in your position, you are expected to follow NSU’s employee and faculty policies and adhere to the “Guidelines for Appropriate Conduct and Ethical Behavior for Employees”. The following guidelines do not represent an exhaustive list, but identifies minimal core values and standards:

Responsibilities to Students:
Due to the inevitable function as role models, NSU faculty, staff and administrators should be guided by the highest ethical/professional standards.

Responsibilities as Scholars:
A basic responsibility of the community of higher education in the United States is to refine, extend, and transmit knowledge. As members of that community, NSU faculty and administrators share with their colleagues in the other disciplines the obligation to discharge that responsibility.

Responsibilities to Colleagues:
NSU employees will treat colleagues with civility and respect.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Master's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience:  
Preferred Qualifications:  
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? No  
Pre-Employment Conditions:


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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