Associate Faculty

· Washington, District of Columbia
Employment Type Full-time

Associate Faculty

Faculty · Washington, District of Columbia


Nexford University (NXU) is seeking innovative Associate Faculty members with expertise in general education, business and technology fields, including but not limited to Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, IoT, Marketing, Economics, Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship, Management, Human Resources, Leadership, International Business; please see the Academic Catalog for a full listing of degree/course offerings:


Under the general direction of the Program Director, this role will have the opportunity to influence and shape the future of learning. The Associate Faculty will support learner success by ensuring the quality of NXU’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum and delivery. The Associate Faculty will support the overall mission of Nexford to bring high-quality, affordable, dynamic education that prepares learners for the global workplace.


Key responsibilities


The Associate Faculty members should motivate learners to actively engage in all aspects of their educational journey and focus on the commitment to learner success. The Associate Faculty:


  • Manages online courses through the Learning Management System (LMS) and other innovative technology tools
  • Interacts with learners online via discussion, chat, virtual office hours, live engagements, and emails
  • Teaches and facilitates the course(s), as designed, in an efficient and engaging manner
  • Provides personalized and substantive feedback on learner submissions and other assignments within five (5) days of submission date
  • Actively responds to learner emails, MS Teams calls, and messages within 24 hours
  • Mentors learners on course content and skill development that expands the learner experience with insights, unique personal experiences, professional applications and other practical/conceptual knowledge and expertise
  • Posts updates and announcements to course(s) regularly to support learner learning
  • Participates in NXU webinars, blogs, and marketing campaigns, as applicable
  • Provides feedback and recommendations on course content to ensure high quality and relevant delivery of information
  • Remains current in his/her academic program or discipline, attending conferences and maintaining any licensure or continuing education requirements
  • Participates in departmental and university affairs as requested
  • Performs other duties as assigned



Required Skills and Qualities


  • Has a clear vision for education and commitment to excellence using an innovative practical approach
  • Track record for making data-driven decisions that constantly improve instructional delivery
  • An advocate for and promoter of quality curriculum utilizing high levels of engagement, and with a high commitment to learner success that is fully aligned with workplace requirements
  • Flexible work style appropriate for remote and international team collaboration
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills appropriate for NXU’s fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture
  • Technology savviness, fluent using social media channels, learning management systems, and other new and innovative technology systems that support an enriching learning experience
  • Outstanding communication skills and polished presentation style
  • Strong outcomes-based orientation and track record for achieving results
  • Progressive mindset that promotes a next-generation experience serving the unique needs of the future of work.


Required Experience


  • A minimum of an earned degree from an accredited educational institution (Bachelor’s degree required for teaching within the Associate degree programs, Master’s degree required for teaching with the Bachelor’s programs, or a Doctoral degree required for teaching within the Master’s programs; a minimum of 18 semester credit hours of coursework required to teach general education or specialty areas)
  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience; preferably with prior online teaching experience
  • A minimum of 4 years professional experience within the area of expertise
  • Earned professional certifications (as applicable)
  • Effective English communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to relate to and communicate well with individuals to support global learner population




  • Experience with Competency-Based Education (CBE)
  • 1+ years of online teaching experience



Application Instructions


For full consideration, an application should include a cover letter, resume/CV, and unofficial transcripts.

This position classification has been defined as exempt and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).



About Nexford University


Nexford University is a next-generation university based in Washington DC offering a competency-based learning model. Nexford’s mission is to enable greater social and economic mobility by providing an affordable high-quality education that will positively impact millions of lives around the world. 


Nexford offers the following degrees and certificates: Associate of Applied Science in Business (AAS), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), MBA, nine undergraduate certificates and three graduate certificates in the field of business. Nexford provides learners with a fully online global education based on mastery of competencies relevant in the workplace. A global team of faculty and advisors support learning and professional success through the innovative use of technology, such as AI and machine learning. 


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Nexford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Nexford is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We evaluate qualified applicants and treat all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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