Career Opportunities at CalSouthern

Adjunct Faculty Mentor

Maintains leadership position in peer review and training and participates in administrative duties. Academic responsibility for assisting learners in achieving their educational objectives by utilizing the Active Self-Learning Model.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include, but not limited to, the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed

  • Appointed by the Dean
  • Mentors a maximum of 500 students per calendar year and/or has student advising duties
  • Provides continued support to faculty mentors in effective online education mentoring process
  • Engages in scholarly activities and professional development in specific field of training, expertise and teaching
  • Responsible for administrative duties, as assigned by the Dean
  • Participates in University and community activities
  • Reviews and develops curriculum
  • Assists with the alignment of program objectives to institutional objectives
  • Conducts student assessment duties, as needed
  • Assists the administration in faculty governance
  • Recommends textbook and learning materials for assigned courses at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Prepares syllabi for review and approval by the Dean
  • Prepares answer guides to assignments and grading criteria for assigned papers/ projects in the course
  • Keeps Dean, Chair and/ or Academic Advisor informed of learner's academic progress
  • Establish initial contact with learner within one week of receiving notification of mentoring assignment, answers questions, and clarifies course expectations
  • Evaluates learner assignments, records grades earned, and submit an evaluation of learner assignments to the university and to the learner within five business days of receiving assignment from the learner
  • Promptly responds to learner questions and requests for clarification and assistance in completing course requirements in such a way as to give the learner positive feedback, reinforcement, and direction
  • Makes recommendations to the Dean, Chair and/ or Academic Adivsor on ways to assist learners in obtaining educational outcomes and/ or professional objectives
  • Submits a final grade to the university when a learner completes all course requirements
  • Provides periodic assessment of the effectiveness of assigned courses based on experiences with the courses, relevance to the body of knowledge, advances in theory and technology, and interaction with learners
  • Actively participates in university governance through established committee structures
  • Performs other assignments on an ad hoc basis as required by the Dean or Department Chair

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education And/ Or Experience:

Except for extenuating circumstances, such as extensive and recognized professional expertise and experience, faculty shall possess professional experience related to the mentoring assignment and an accredited college degree equal to or higher than the degree sought by the assigned learner. Faculty must be able to deal effectively with a variety of personalities and be able to provide productive and responsive academic instruction, counseling, and mentoring verbally and in writing. Faculty must be able to communicate with learners and with the university via e-mail with attachments.

Language Skills

Ability to analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical material related to the academic discipline, and university policies and procedures. Ability to prepare reports, business correspondence, and develop syllabi. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from learners, Deans, Department Chairs, Academic Advisors, and other university Employees.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts (such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions) to practical situations. Some mentoring assignments may require additional mathematical skills.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply principles of quantitative reasoning, logical or critical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism such as formulas and graphs. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The associate is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Required Applicant Documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Complete attached application; please save your completed version in order to email it to us
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CalSouthern is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment practices on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.