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As one of the fastest growing universities in North America, we are always seeking to expand our Faculty to include qualified, professional individuals. Here you can learn more about our hiring and application process, programs and concentration and the benefits of joining AIU Online as an online Faculty member.

Faculty Hiring and Application Process

Faculty Applying to AIU Online

Prospective faculty members must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Documented expertise in the academic subject area as well as interpersonal, oral presentation, and written communication skills, as demonstrated by data sheets, diplomas, transcripts, certifications, CVs/Resumes, and phone or face-to-face interview;
  • Minimum of 2 years of industry experience with prior post-secondary teaching experience preferred;
  • Masters degree, however, a Terminal Degree in given discipline is preferred.
When applying for a position, the following must also be included:
  • Resume/curriculum vitae;
  • Cover letter of application;
  • Professional references;
  • Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts;
  • Teaching philosophy statement.
Hiring Process
  1. Faculty applicant submits all required documents.
  2. Academic Recruiter contacts applicant to discuss credentials and provide specific information about the opportunity.
  3. Phone interview is conducted with Recruiter and Dean of Instruction.
  4. Applicant, Recruiter, and Dean of Instruction determine what courses applicant is academically qualified to teach and his/her availability.
  5. If applicant is selected to teach, he or she will attend an online orientation, hosted on our Virtual Campus, and complete the new hire packet.
Faculty members do more than teach at AIU Online. Faculty members are actively engaged in student retention activities as well as planning, development and maintenance of program curriculum.

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Programs and Concentrations

AIU Online is looking for qualified, professional Faculty members to join the university and become part of the future of online higher education. There are several areas in which AIU Online is currently employing Full-time and Adjunct Faculty:

BIT/MIT Programs: Programming, Networking, Internet Security and Database Administration

BBA/MBA Programs: Accounting/Finance, Advertising/Public Relations, Management, Economics, Healthcare Management, HR Management, Marketing and Technology Management

AA Program: Art/Art History, Business, Economics, English, Introduction Computer courses, Introduction Management Courses, Introduction to Marketing Courses, Sociology/Psychology and Natural Science

MEd Program: Education (Adult Learning Theory, Distance Education), Curriculum Design and Development

BFA Program: Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Computer Graphics, Lettering and Typography, Computer Animation and Web Design

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Benefits of Joining AIU Online Faculty

There are many benefits other than income, to becoming an AIU Online faculty member. Some of these benefits include:

Flexibility
AIU Online faculty can determine how many courses they can fit into their schedule. Since our internal course development staff work with subject matter experts to develop all courses in-house, online faculty have more time to teach, coach and interact with students. If you are a working professional, you will be able to maintain your full-time career and teach on a part-time basis at AIU Online.

Add to Your Experience
AIU Online faculty members are exposed first-hand to premier online education and course delivery. Our rich multimedia courses provide both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities for students. This exposure, combined with the unique interaction instructors will have with students, allows AIU Online faculty an opportunity to enhance skills, develop new experience and expand their overall professional development and credentials.

Thus, to help students succeed, AIU Online provides experienced faculty who bring their real-world experience and expertise, along with their advanced academic credentials, to their students. Faculty members are expected to lead a rich, collaborative online learning experience to facilitate the educational process for each student. In addition, professional growth opportunities are provided as well as an expectation that faculty members continue to experience external professional growth opportunities each quarter so that they stay proficient in their respective fields of study. Through this, AIU Online students are ensured that the University places training and professional growth of online faculty as a first concern in offering online courses and degree programs.

Networking with Others
Since we have so many faculty and students across the United States, faculty and students alike will meet other professionals in and outside of their industries. The more we grow, the greater the networking opportunities will be!

It is the policy of AIU Online, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified people available, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a Special Disabled Veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran or other qualifying veteran.

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