Adjunct Faculty, Anatomy & Physiology

Novi, Michigan, United States

Job description

About this Organization
Established in 1899, South University ( is a private academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. The University traces its heritage to 1899, when Dr. John Draughon established Draughon’s Practical Business College in Savannah, Georgia. Over the past century-plus, South University has experienced continued growth transforming from a two-year college into a university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs.South University’s approach to higher education, and the resulting varied academic experiences, provides students with the pragmatic approach necessary to create the foundation for personal and professional fulfillment. The University provides a learning environment, both on-campus and online, that helps students identify goals and the means to achieve them. With this philosophy in mind, students can learn by interacting with a community of faculty, staff and administration dedicated to South University’s academic purpose. South University offers more than 50 academic programs across its 11 campuses and through online programs. The University’s academics are organized across five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health, Theology – and a School of Pharmacy. South University’s students are engaged in the communities in which they live and attend school. They volunteer their talents to organizations large and small, personifying a commitment to service and to their communities. With the introduction of South University, Online Programs, students can pursue both undergraduate degree and master’s degree programs ranging from the areas of Criminal Justice to Business – giving South University students more opportunities to make a difference, both personally and professionally.

Category: Faculty (Full TIme & Adjunct)

Job Type: Adjunct Faculty

Company/Division: Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC -> South University

Minimum Education Required: PhD

Requisition Code: 13001.1111159R1

Location: South University – Novi – Novi, MI 48377 US (Primary)

Travel Required: No travel

Job Summary

  • Instruct and facilitate meaningful learning of the course outcomes in the curriculum and proactively support all facets of the learning environment.
  • Provide education through learning-centered instruction that will enable graduates to fulfill the evolving needs of the marketplace.
  • Encourage a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long learning, diversity and ethics as well as personal and professional development.
  • Assure that the South University philosophy: quality service to students; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.
  • Participate in activities that promote the stature of the academic programs, departments, and colleges and abide by the mandates set by the South University Board of Trustees and administration.

Key Job Elements:

  1. Manage the educational process to ensure every student is involved in a positive educational experience through the learning, teaching, and social environment.
  2. Perform faculty responsibilities as outlined in the faculty job description and in accordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the South University Employee Handbook.
  3. Provide course instruction that aligns with the South University model of curricula as well as supports the South University style of system delivery.
  4. Design and deliver class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course outcomes, the development of activities which support lesson objectives, and for online courses, deliver the instruction as approved within each course shell.
  5. Enable the achievement of pre-described outcomes for student achievement and evaluation of learning by providing instruction which fosters proficiency and establishes student performance criteria and evaluation.
  6. Deliver learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement as well as effectively planning and preparing for classes and student success.
  7. Promote student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and students and engaging students in the learning process.
  8. Manage the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing academic and attendance policies consistent with the school, campus, or online division.
  9. Relate professional/life/industry experience to learning by the continuation of professional/technical skills development, the introduction of industry perspective into courses, and the active awareness of professional/industry trends and opportunities.
  10. Participate in the faculty development process to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities in learner-centered instruction.
  11. Communicate consistently and effectively with supervisor(s), faculty, and other South University administrators.
  12. Contribute to a learning culture by participating on curriculum and system task forces, support local campus events such as orientation and graduation, and participate in various other workshops and meetings. (Onground)


Reports to: Program Director or Assistant Program Director

Directly Supervises: N/A.

Interacts with: Academic affairs (i.e., college/school deans, department chairs, program directors, faculty), other school/campus/online functional areas (e.g., curriculum task force and other committees), and campus and/or online administration.

Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):


a.For graduate programs, a terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in the discipline to be taught, with a concentration in the teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline) required.

b.For undergraduate programs, a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the discipline to be taught, with a concentration in the teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline) required.

c.Experience in instruction or formalized education process, preferably in a post-secondary or college institution.

d.Membership in a professional association tied to area of instruction preferred.

e.Active, valid, and unencumbered state licensure or certification as applicable to the discipline.

f.At least six months teaching experience at South University or another post-secondary education institution preferred, with online experience a plus (for online only).


a.Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to build successful relationships with student populations.

b.Outstanding conflict resolution skills.

c.Excellent time management and detail-oriented skills.

d.Computer based skills (i.e., software, analytical, and report writing skills).

e.Experience with computerized learning management systems, including proficiency with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.

f.Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills.

g.Excellent teaching skills as evidenced in prior teaching evaluations.


a.Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines.

b.Ability to develop a professional rapport and work cooperatively and flexibly with diverse school/campus/online constituents.

c.Ability to develop and complete projects without continued direct supervision.

d.Ability to learn from students’ participation, demonstrate fair and consistent behavior in all matters, and show compassion without being ineffectual.

e.Ability to physically work in the United States while performing all responsibilities of the position for the University.

f.Ability to read, understand, interpret, and follow academic and educational policies and procedures of the University.

g.Ability to access a personal computer, Internet connection, and telephone connection (hardware, software, and Internet access specifications to be provided) to fulfill teaching and related administrative responsibilities.

h.Ability to hold required office hours and respond to student questions and administration within the required response time.

i.Ability to successfully complete the New Faculty Orientation and other assigned/required training (e.g., Code of Conduct) through South University.

How to apply

Apply online

Work Environment & NoticeWork 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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

South University is a private educational institution, proudly displaying more than a century of academic excellence. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive education for the intellectual, social, and professional development of our diverse student population.