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Assistant or Associate Professor
Grantham University in Lenexa, Kansas
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Date Posted 01/03/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position: Assistant or Associate Professor
Reports to: Dean – Mark Skousen School of Business
Location: On-Site or Remote
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time

Grantham University Makes an Impact! We have been named a top military friendly school for the last ten years. We have been recognized as a military spouse-friendly school. We are ranked in the top 5% on Ingram’s 2019 Top Private College and Universities (Missouri/Kansas) list for Best Online Colleges regarding University Excellence. We are ranked third for affordability on the Best Nationally Accredited Online Colleges by EDsmart. The Mark Skousen School of Business has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The university is also ranked in the top 5% of 2020 overall diversity nationwide by College Factual, as well as ranked in the top 5% of 2020 location diversity nationwide by College Factual. Our MBA program is recognized as one of the best online MBA programs providing a Quality Education not requiring a GMAT or GRE!

Maximize Your Impact! Our faculty in the Mark Skousen School of Business are industry professionals with real-world experience bringing courses to life. Our Faculty are eager to share their experience to help students succeed in their chosen career path. At Grantham University, Faculty help our students refine the skills that employers seek in their star performers – critical thinking, entrepreneurial-minded, and communications. The objective of our business program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to advance as high quality, relevant professionals with a solid business foundation. Our coursework builds a foundation and broad base of skills in business to become a leader in your chosen field. We are looking for candidates who can make an impact with our students as either an Assistant Professor or an Associate Professor to teach in our Business school.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Our Assistant and Associate Professors are responsible for effective teaching, subject area expertise, and proficiency in applicable learning methodologies. Assistant and Associate Professors teach courses, attend departmental or University meetings, as needed, as well as engage in special projects for the program area. The annual teaching load for either position is dictated by the role and is based on the courses and course levels taught. The student count will be set by the academic dean for each calendar year. The Assistant or Associate Professor is required to work part of their schedule on-site and part of their schedule remote, as the level of position dictates, should the individual live locally to campus. The work schedule shall be arranged between the individual and supervisor. Participation and interaction with students and their families/friends during graduation events (Meet and Greet; Commencement ceremony) is required for any faculty residing locally. This is a non-supervisory role.

Candidates seeking the Associate Professor role will be appointed to the role through the approval of the Provost and Academic Deans.


  • Provide instruction in accordance with the philosophy of the University and within the scope of departmentally-defined courses, programs of study, and degrees.

  • Keep accurate electronic records for both the learning management system maintenance as well as the University records system and submit all records when required.

  • Prepare for, and personally conduct, all assigned courses.

  • Provide “office hours” support and communicate (e.g., email, posting, livechat, etc.) in a timely manner with students, other faculty, staff, and College Dean and/or Chair, particularly on student concerns or issues.

  • Required “office hours” include some evenings and weekends,

  • Provide students with frequent, regular feedback and note progress toward course/program goals and objectives.

  • Conduct fair evaluation (resulting in grades) and apply standards equally to all students.

  • Make referrals to support services when a student’s scholastic or personal needs require special attention. Follow University policies and procedures for documenting student behavior, particularly regarding Code of Conduct violations.

  • Follow principles of good educational practice: provide ongoing contact between students, develop reciprocity/cooperation among students, use active learning techniques, give prompt feedback, emphasize time on task, communicate high expectations, and respect diverse talents and ways of learning.


  • Attend and participate actively in pertinent committees (Academic Council, Faculty Committee, college and/or departmental meetings, and others) as specified by Dean

  • Collaborate with department leadership as needed.

  • Provide input to management to improve processes within the department.

  • Undertake special projects which may include but are not limited to: program reviews, supporting programmatic accreditation, course design and revisions, researching academic standards and trends, and others determined necessary by Dean and Chair.


  • Assume responsibility to keep current in the field of study/area of expertise and continue to develop professionally in content, methodologies, and distance strategies.

  • Participate actively in faculty development opportunities (internally and externally).

  • Translate professional development activities into opportunities to contribute to the development of fellow faculty members in the department.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A master’s degree in the field of study, or master’s degree and 18 graduate credit hours of coursework in the subject area, is required to teach in the Associate and Bachelor degree programs (graduate hours in Education do not qualify) is required. A doctorate, or the accepted terminal qualification in the field of study, is required to teach graduate programs. A doctorate degree is expected for the Associate Professor role.

  • All degrees earned must have been awarded by institutions accredited by agencies that are recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

  • Specialization in management or entrepreneurship is required.

  • Appropriate certifications as needed by academic discipline.

  • Two years of college level teaching experience (may be a combination of online and on-ground teaching experience) is required.

  • Three years of professional or practical experience appropriate to the subject area is required.


  • Able to make decisions and work independently with exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Required proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Products,

  • Knowledge of, and use of Blackboard Learning Management System

  • Able to gather, analyze, evaluate, and integrate information electronically

  • Advanced academic writing skills required

  • In-depth knowledge of distance learning educational models, adult learning styles, and technology-assisted instruction.

  • Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and by telephone) and in writing.

  • Language Skills: Able to read, analyze, and interpret academic journals and documents. Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students. Able to effectively present information to executive management, faculty, staff, and/or students.

  • Mathematical Skill: Able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Reasoning Ability: Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Able to deal with a variety of information presented in oral or written formats.

  • Able to deal with non-verbal behavior in assisting with problem resolution.

  • 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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of computer keyboards) and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone, headset and computer). 

  • Occasionally required to walk, stand, and make presentations

  • This position may involve sitting at a desk for extended periods of time in a cubicle-styled work space

  • Specific vision abilities include: close vision and distance vision

Grantham will seek to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability. Such reasonable accommodation may take the form of making existing facilities readily accessible to or usable by individuals with a disability, restructuring jobs, modifying schedules, acquiring or modifying equipment, adjusting training materials, adjusting employment policies, and the like.


  • Classroom Management

  • Classroom Teaching

  • Mission Oriented

  • Engagement/ Collaboration

  • Initiative/ Motivates/ Results-Oriented

  • Influence

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