If you’re passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country-and you’re
committed to working hard to play your part in building that future-consider WGU as the next step in your career.
Driven by a mission
to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work
for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has
received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in
helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.
Position Summary –
learning is the primary responsibility of WGU faculty. Course Instructors are subject matter experts who teach and mentor students when
students engage in their assigned courses. Course Instructors vary the type, length, and intensity of instructional method based upon
student needs. Course Instructors work on a team to support an assigned group of students and offer specialized instruction on challenging
topics. Using technology, Course Instructors interact with students in both group and one-on-one settings. As part of WGU’s disaggregated
faculty model, Course Instructors provide their expertise and collaborate with the faculty who are responsible for developing and evaluating
courses and assessments.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities –
Acts as a steward for carrying
out WGU’s mission and strategic vision. The Course Instructor must demonstrate a high level of commitment effectively and consistently.
Cover one weekend day
Provides expertise in assigned content area and maintains current knowledge in his/her
Fosters student learning through innovative teaching practices.
Responds with urgency to meet
student needs and communicates professionally and respectfully with students and all other members of the WGU community.
Offers proactive support and outreach to assigned students.
Uses technology-based teaching and communication
platforms to aid students in the development of competencies.
Collaborates with other professionals within the university
to promote a positive, student-obsessed atmosphere.
Participates and or leads training activities;
Responds with urgency to changing requirements, priorities, and short deadlines.
Knowledge and Abilities –
technological competency: Data entry, email and calendar, word process, and database programs.
service and communication skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with ability to present
information clearly, concisely, and accurately; friendly, persuasive speaking and writing style.
Well organized -
conscientious and through with detail
Masters, or terminal degree in a specific content area. Education must be from an accredited institution. Education is verified.
Separate qualifications and/or licensure may be required for some degree programs.
Minimum of 3
years’ experience providing student support and instruction; demonstrated ability to work with at-risk learners.
and/or federal legislative requirements and/or college accreditation requirements may apply in order to maintain the necessary credentialing
for this role.
Working Conditions – Specific requirements of the job such as travel and the
environment in which the job is performed.
Travel/Commute: works primarily from home within the continental
United States but is available to travel to meetings as required.
Ability to work a student-friendly schedule
Disclaimer: This Job Description has been designed to indicate the
general nature, essential duties, and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this
classification. It does not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications
that are required of the employee to do this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at
any time with or without notice. This Job Description does not constitute a contract of employment and the University may exercise
its employment-at-will rights at any time.
As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes that our strength lies in our people.
We are committed to diversity.