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Drake University Adjunct Instructor, Teaching and Learning - 220060 in Des Moines, Iowa

Adjunct Instructor, Teaching and Learning - 220060


The Drake University Teaching and Learning Department invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor. The instructor will be responsible for teaching one of two sections of a three-credit undergraduate/graduate course titled EDUC 108/208: Student Development and Learning Theory (the sections of these courses are cross-listed for both undergraduate and graduate students). The course is focused on human growth and development and learning theory, with special attention paid to motivation, classroom management, human behavior, and mental health, and their implications for curriculum and classroom teaching. The instructor will be responsible for classroom instruction, facilitating course activities and projects (including a twenty-hour practicum field experience), and assessing and grading all related coursework. The available section meets Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30-1:45 p.m.


  • Serve as instructor of record for the course.

  • Utilize the provided syllabus and materials as the foundation for instruction.

  • Incorporate existing course objectives.

  • Motivate students to actively participate in all aspects of the course.

  • Maintain timely communication with students to assist them in achieving course objectives.

  • Monitor and document individual student progress.

  • Assess student work on assignments and their progress to meeting degree and program goals.

  • Facilitate the completion of a twenty-hour practicum experience.

  • Assess student competency using provided InTASC Standards

  • Communicate with Drake Teaching and Learning Department faculty liaison.


Required: Master’s degree or higher in Education.

Preferred: At least 3 years of 5-12 teaching experience

The ideal candidate will have specific master’s or doctoral training in education and secondary teaching experience.

Date Available:


Required Documents Message:

Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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