Adjunct Faculty (Section Leaders) – Online MS in Finance Program (Pooled Position)

Location: W&M Online
Contact: Mason HR - [[w|masonhr]]
Full Description
The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary is recruiting a pool of adjunct faculty (Section Leaders) to lead one or more 7.5-week course sections within the Online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program.
The Online MSF program is centered on four pillars—principled value creation; financial modeling, analysis and decision-making; global financial strategy; and effective communication of complex financial information and strategies. These are the conceptual and technical skills every financial professional must possess and fully master in order to find near and long-term success in corporate finance, investment management, real estate finance, commercial banking, consulting and more. Please visit the following website to learn more about the Online MSF program at William & Mary:
Section Leaders serve a vital role within the Online MSF program and are valued members of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the William & Mary community. Under the guidance of the Master Teacher, Section Leaders facilitate course activities, monitor discussion boards, provide students with timely feedback, and grade assignments and exams. Section Leaders are provided with professional learning opportunities and are invited to attend on-campus events.

Position duties include:
  • Maintain frequent and open communication with William & Mary faculty and staff through email, mail, telephone, and any other medium deemed appropriate.
  • Complete online instructor orientation and technology training before teaching online for the Mason School and continuing training each year after.
  • Complete all training and paperwork required by William & Mary and/or the Mason School.
  • Review course content, activities, and assignments prior to the term start date.
  • Coordinate course activities with the Master Teacher.
  • Meet all designated course instruction guidelines.
  • Post weekly announcements communicating upcoming deadlines and other relevant information.
  • Provide students with timely and specific feedback.
  • Grade assignments and exams in a timely manner based on the instructions/rubrics provided by the Master Teacher (48 – 72 hours).
  • Respond to student inquiries within 24 hours.
  • Monitor discussion boards and participate as applicable.
  • Offer weekly virtual office hours for individual or group consultation.
  • Meet weekly with the Master Teacher during regularly scheduled calls throughout the course.
  • Submit final grades to the Master Teacher according to William & Mary and Mason School grading policies and the Online Programs calendar.
  • Submit end-of-semester feedback and reflection form.
Section Leaders typically spend 15 to 20 hours per week on the duties listed above. Selected candidates must demonstrate proficiency using the learning management system and knowledge of applicable policies and procedures by completing all required training and orientation activities prior to the term start date. 
Required Qualifications
Please make sure your cover letter and CV clearly indicate how you meet the following required qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, or a closely related field, or an MBA with a concentration in finance. (Note: A master’s degree in accounting is preferred for the Financial Statement Analysis and Modeling course.)
  • Significant expertise and relevant professional and/or instructional experience in the subject matter.
  • Experience providing instruction to adult learners in an academic or corporate setting.
  • Demonstrated excellence communicating and collaborating in digital environments. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment for a diverse student population.
  • Demonstrated commitment to upholding William & Mary’s historic reputation for academic excellence and innovation.
Preferred Qualifications
Please make sure your cover letter and CV clearly indicate whether you meet any of the preferred qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree directly related to the discipline.
  • Demonstrated excellence teaching adult learners in a professional degree program.
  • Experience providing online instruction.
  • Enthusiasm for delivering education in an online mode.
  • Proficiency using video conferencing technologies and web-based collaboration platforms.
  • Experience using Canvas or a similar learning management system.

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