JOBS AT SIMMONS COLLEGE

Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

General Statement of the Job: 

The Department of Mathematics at Simmons College of Kentucky invites applications to fill a faculty position of Assistant Professor with a start date of January 2023. We are currently seeking a full-time mathematics professor, who will engage in modeling and mentoring relationships with students to join our team. We are seeking professors who have experience working with diverse populations, are driven by student success, evaluate student performance using a variety of measures, and are creative in addressing individual learning needs. The successful candidate will teach a variety of core and major courses within the Mathematics degree program. Additional expectations include academic advising, serving on academic and college-wide committees, and strong commitment to undergraduate education.

 

Simmons College of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student, and graduate success. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (502) 776-1443.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Teach a full-time course load equivalent to 12 hours each semester
  • Teach on-ground, online, and evening classes as needed
  • Create a classroom environment where students are engaged and feel comfortable participating and learning at high levels
  • Adapt instructional content and delivery methods for different levels and types of learners
  • Develop and prepare students for assessments using a variety of measurements to address student and program outcomes
  • Seek additional resources, research materials and textbooks that are meaningful to students. Low cost or OER (open educational resources) textbooks are preferred
  • Use technology to enhance student learning and assessment
  • Develop rubrics to assign grades that are fair and accurate
  • Maintain office hours for student conferences and tutoring
  • Respond timely to communication from students and faculty
  • Advise students in the Mathematics major
  • Continue professional development in accordance with college expectations
  • Attend and participate in committee, department, and college-wide meetings/events
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chairperson and/or AVP of Academic Affairs


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate effective written, oral, and organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to effectively interact with traditionally underrepresented and at-risk students
  • Display collegial disposition and open to new ideas for improving processes
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to change

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in a relevant academic field from an accredited institution, with at least 18 graduate credits in mathematics.
  2. One year of teaching at the college or university level or equivalent experience.
  3. Computer and technology proficiency.
  4. Strong interpersonal, observational and communication skills.
  5. Excellent writing, analytical and organizational skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in relevant academic field.
  2. 2-4 years teaching at the college or university level.

 

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems

General Statement of the Job: 

The Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) at Simmons College of Kentucky invites applications to fill a faculty position of Assistant Professor with a start date of January 2023. The successful candidate will teach a variety of core and major courses within the CIS degree program. Additional expectations include academic advising, serving on academic and college-wide committees, and strong commitment to undergraduate education.

 

Simmons College of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student, and graduate success. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (502) 776-1443.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Teach a full-time course load equivalent to 12 hours each semester
  • Teach on-ground, online, and evening classes as needed
  • Create a classroom environment where students are engaged and feel comfortable participating and learning at high levels
  • Adapt instructional content and delivery methods for different levels and types of learners
  • Maintain office hours for student conferences and tutoring
  • Advise students in the CIS major
  • Continue professional development in accordance with college expectations
  • Respond timely to communication from students and faculty
  • Attend and participate in committee, department, and college-wide meetings/events
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chairperson and/or AVP of Academic Affairs

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate effective written, oral, and organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to effectively interact with traditionally underrepresented and at-risk students
  • Display collegial disposition and open to new ideas for improving processes
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to change

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Science or closely related discipline from an accredited institution with at least 18 graduate credits in related field
  2. Ability to teach a broad spectrum of courses across the Computer Information Systems and Data Science curriculum

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Science, or closely related discipline (e.g., Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Data Analytics)
  2. Three years’ experience teaching in higher education

 

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Teaching Philosophy – (500 words or less), should highlight how your teaching philosophy and practices fit the Mission and Values of Simmons College of Kentucky.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – All letters of recommendation should be professional references and at least one (1) from a recent superior. If you do not have those documents at the time of application, please note that “Recommendations will be sent independently.” Recommendation letters can be mailed to Academic Affairs at the address stated below.
  • Student Evaluations (three classes minimum) – Student evaluations from the last year (at least three different classes)
Assistant Registrar

General Statement of the Job: 

Performs duties that facilitate all students’ matriculation and academic progress at Simmons College of Kentucky. In addition to the roles traditionally associated with registration and student records, this position provides leadership to other functions commonly associated with the Office of Institutional Research, including scheduling, registration, and commencement.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Manages student registration and graduation processes for the campus by maintaining student academic records and preparing and distributing communications to the student, including acceptance, denial, and re-entry letters.
  • Plans registration and collaborates with faculty to create each term’s schedule of classes, classroom assignments, and exam schedules
  • Work extensively with the Office of Information Technology and Office of Institutional Research all facets of reporting, data collection, and merging records into the student information system.
  • Conducts training and workshops to assist campus administrators with navigating Sonis
  • Collaborates with Falcons Academic Center of Excellence to provide the following information: probation, warning, and academic honors.
  • Create a front office environment that is student-centered, responsive to students’ needs, friendly, and helpful in the Office of the Registrar
  • Leads and coordinates registration for the campus.
  • Processes and posts transcripts, grade changes, program transfers, course add and drops
  • Attend professional conferences and meetings
  • Compiles and presents reports, proposals, and recommendations related to advising and registration
  • Serves as a Designated Service official for SEVIS for current students
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for veteran affairs
  • Responds to current student and alumni questions and concerns promptly.
  • Ensures the integrity and confidentiality of student and alumni records following college policy and FERPA guidelines.

 

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship and open communication with the Registrar team through scheduled weekly meetings and written reports.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with the Student Success Advisor.
  • Provides backup support to other team members as needed and during absences.
  • Serves on University Committees as assigned.
  • Follows University’s core values.
  • Supports and demonstrates student-centered behaviors.
  • Upholds University’s professional, ethical, and integrity standards.


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  2. Three years of experience in student services preferred
  3. Professional demeanor with strong communication and presentation skills
  4. Exhibits passion for supporting students’ commitment and success in higher education
  5. Extensive demonstrated experience using Student Information System technology.
  6. Demonstrated experience using computer technologies such as databases, the internet, spreadsheets, tracking systems, and word processing.
  7. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and time while under pressure to meet deadlines.
  8. Team focused

 

 Business Competencies:

  • Collaborates – Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.
  • Instills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under challenging circumstances.
  • Innovation – Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Coordinator of the Education Library

General Statement of the Job: 

This full time, exempt, permanent position is with the Simmons Teacher Education Program (S.T.E.P.). The Coordinator serves as the lead for the Simmons Teacher Education Program’s specialized library in collaboration with the college librarian and other libraries in the greater community. The applicant encompasses professional level coordination and technical expertise in library or information management systems for collection, research, cataloging, preservation, reference, or public services in the education department at Simmons College of Kentucky.


Responsibilities include overseeing, coordinating and performing complex integrated activities in the specialized library services’ operations of the Simmons Teacher Education Program with a focus on elementary education. 

 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

 

·         Knowledge of emerging trends and best practices in academic librarianship, instructional design, and outcomes-based assessment practices

·         Knowledge of library policies and procedures

·         Knowledge of University and State purchasing and accounting regulations, particularly in regard to the acquisitions of library resources

·         Ability to use MS Office Products, including Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel

·         Effective communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal

·         Ability to plan, schedule and organize work

·         Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks concurrently

Essential Job Functions


·         Manages and supervises the day-to-day activities of the education curriculum resource center, to include ordering, receiving and maintaining the list of available resources

·         Develops and formulates rules and regulations, adhering to high quality standards that ensure smooth flow of the curriculum resource center

·         Implements strategies to ensure professional development

·         Works closely with librarians

·         Serves as a consultant for faculty and staff in the acquisitions of departmental resources

·         Teaches scheduled classes

Qualifications


·         Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA -accredited school or requisite experience

·         Two (2) years’ experience providing library instruction

·         Three (3) years’ professional experience in the field of Library and Information Science

·         Demonstrated experience using current educational technologies and multimedia tools to deliver or enhance teaching, learning, and/or user services in both physical and online environments


Curriculum Designer

General Statement of the Job: 

A Curriculum Designer is responsible for collaborating with cross-departmental faculty in conceptualization, design, and on-time delivery of high-quality college-level courses. A Curriculum Designer is an active participant in supporting faculty to develop courses and assessments which meet high quality standards. The Curriculum Designer will support all learning environments including online, hybrid, and traditional face-to-face courses.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

●     Support faculty in leveraging existing course curriculum to create or revise distance learning courses in Canvas.

●     Build new courses in Canvas while collaborating with faculty as subject matter experts.

●     Ensure all online courses meet or exceed Quality Matters standards.

●     Apply tested instructional design theories, practice, and methods

●     Design instructional aids for stand-alone or instructor-led classroom or online use

●     Present and make recommendations regarding course design, technology, and instruction delivery options

●     Conduct needs assessments and strategic learning assessments to develop the basis for curriculum development or to update curricula

●     Adapt instructional content or delivery methods for different levels or types of learners

●     Facilitates training content as needed

●     Develop videos, live training sessions, and webinars for faculty development regarding LMS, assessment practices, and other related topics.

●     Help enhance retention and transfer of knowledge in learners

 

Skills and Qualifications:

 

●     Bachelor’s degree in education or related field

●     At least three years of related work experience required

●     At least two years of experience using the LMS platform Canvas

●     Quality Matters certification

●     Experience with developing learning content and assessment using technology tools

●     Experience working cross functionally with tech and non-tech teams

●     Experience creating, developing, manipulating, and sharing learning contents using a variety of technology.

●     Project management skills like strong interpersonal skills, organizational ability, and a deadline-driven focus.

●     Deep understanding of learning models such as ADDIE, Bloom’s Learning Taxonomy,and Backwards Design Theory.

●     Strong collaboration skills

●     Excellent attention to detail

●     Excellent oral and written communication skills

●     Knowledge of Adult Learning pedagogy

 

Preferred Qualifications:

●     3-4 years of experience using the LMS platform Canvas

●     Experience with NC-SARA regulations

●     Experience with Higher Education accreditation regulations

Program Coordinator, Second Chance Pell

  

JOB SUMMARY: Simmons College of Kentucky is launching a Second Chance Pell program that will enable incarcerated individuals to pursue a post-secondary degree using federal Pell Grants.  This full-time, salaried position will be at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in LaGrange, KY two days a week and North Point Correctional Facility in Danville, KY two days a week. Mileage will be reimbursed. Some presence on Simmons College of Kentucky’s campus will be required as needed.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

·         Assist the Director of Academic Operations in the overall planning, budgeting, and execution of the Second Chance Pell program

·         Promotion of and recruitment for the Second Chance Pell program at participating facilities, including explanation of participant expectations

·         Collaborate with staff at participating correctional facilities

·         Assistance with Admissions Application, Major Program of Study Exploration, Financial Aid Application, Course Selection, and online course Learning Management System navigation      

·         Serve as a liaison between participants and the staff of Simmons College of Kentucky

·         Coordinate faculty on-site visits as needed

·         Collaborate with Student Support Services to ensure that participants’ needs beyond the classroom are being met

·         Prepare requisitions for needed supplies in accordance with budget parameters

·         Tracks participant progress from matriculation through degree completion


 

Other Skills and Abilities:

          Flexibility

          Collaboration

          Communication

          Teamwork

          Time Management

          Attention to Detail


 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

1.      Bachelor’s degree in any field.

2.      Two years’ professional experience.

3.      Demonstrated ability to work in a positive manner to build partnerships and work effectively in support of student retention.

4.      Demonstrated experience using computer technologies such as databases, internet, spreadsheets, tracking systems, and word processing.

5.      Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and time while under pressure to meet deadlines.

6.      Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.


Technology Support Specialist

General Statement of the Job: 

Provides instruction, training, and resources to facilitate the use of technology in the classroom and across campus. May assist in coordinating and directing all activities of technology support for students, staff, and instructors on and off campus. Reports to the Director for Information Systems and works collaboratively with members of the department, faculty, and campus leadership on the appropriate and effective integration of technology into teaching, learning, and administration.

The primary objective of the Technology Support Specialist is to provide technical expertise in the design, installation, and ongoing support of instructional and administrative technology. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, troubleshooting both immediate and non-immediate help calls, providing software training to groups and individuals, assisting in project plans, installing hardware and software, and maintaining technology equipment in all college classrooms, offices, and conference rooms. The incumbent will also be responsible for troubleshooting both immediate and non-immediate classroom help calls via Simmons’ MSP’s Ticketing System.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Work with Simmons’ current MSP to provide input in the development of a system-wide approach to support instructors and students with the use of technology supported teaching and learning. Investigates and disseminates information on best practices for technology integration, sources of information on trends, research and applications related to technology at Simmons College of Kentucky.

  • Manages account permissions, provides access and use instructions and support for software and equipment
  • Develops documentation and training materials in various formats to support administrative and instructional technologies
  • Consults with faculty and other department staff on the identification and implementation of appropriate technology and instructional strategies to meet student learning outcomes
  • Supports faculty in the effective and appropriate use of technology, including multimedia equipment and video editing software to meet curriculum goals
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Performs basic problem solving and assistance on various software applications and hardware systems for department users and/or the university community.
  • Performs routine technical assistance and maintenance duties while escalating the more difficult problems to Simmons’ MSP, using their Ticketing System.


Testing Coordinator & Academic Advisor

General Statement of the Job: 

The Testing Coordinator works with the school’s administration and faculty in developing, understanding, and communicating assessment protocols and schedules to generate effective responses to the school/students’ needs and to ensure the best possible testing environment. Additionally, testing coordinators are professionals who are responsible for preparing and administering proficiency examinations or standardized tests. The Academic Advisor provides direct academic advising to undergraduate students regarding degree requirements, academic standing, appropriate course selection, relevant policies and procedures, e-advising tools, and campus resources.

 

About F.A.C.E.: The Falcons Academic Center of Excellence (formally named “Enhancing Student Persistence, Progression and Graduation) is positioned to engage in a paradigm shift to a more comprehensive and holistic model that removes silos and creates an environment that is more conducive to students’ needs. Academic success is priority. However, to achieve greater results, a more inclusive approach is necessary. Many students are experiencing new and different challenges which develop into barriers that affect, retention, progression, and graduation. The Falcons Academic Center of Excellence aims to remove those barriers and guide students on a path of academic, personal, and professional success.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for test planning and preparation.
  • Meet and comply with internal procedures and policies.
  • Meet regularly with the Director of Academic Operations to review current testing models, dates, and outcomes.
  • Ensuring data integrity across operations (process control, descriptive statistics).
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining, and updating student files/records.
  • Provide academic advising to undergraduate students, assists with problem solving and teaches them to advocate for themselves.
  • Provide academic advising to undergraduate students n matters of curriculum, course, and degree requirements.
  • Provide degree audits for undergraduate students.
  • Provide academic advising to all undergraduate students with academic and personal issues as they pertain to their enrollment at Simmons College of Kentucky.
  • Manage and submit all necessary paperwork.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of campus resources, critical dates, policies, and procedures for undergraduate students.
  • Conduct student success workshops.
  • Meet with students in academic distress and develop success plans.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Class and Faculty Support:


The incumbent would be responsible for working with the Director of Academic Operations to coordinate testing services and working closely with students with fewer than 60 credit hours, as well as those students on warning and probation. In addition, the coordinator will maintain adequate records for reporting.

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any field.
  2. 1-3 years of progressively responsible experience in advising college level students
  3. Experience in advising that promotes and improves student retention
  4. Experience working with a diverse range of students, including those with physical, emotional, and learning disabilities
  5. Experience with various software (testing)
  6. Ability to generate reports, Excel spreadsheets and graphics using computer systems
  7. Knowledge of Canvas
  8. Basic research methods and data analysis techniques

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