CAGS Nursing & Health Sciences General Affiliate

Colorado Christian University


About the Job

Colorado Christian University is currently looking for qualified instructors to become affiliate faculty. The University’s faculty is a group of experienced professionals who are able to integrate their evangelical Christian faith in the classroom and help disciple the next generation of Christian leaders.
College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) courses are offered in an accelerated format during evenings, on weekends, or in combination of the two. Courses are offered in a variety of durations, including five, seven, and ten weeks. Classes are taught using in-seat and online formats to a predominantly adult audience.
College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS) courses are offered during the day in a traditional in-seat, 15 week semester.

About CCU

Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.

Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914 on two principles — grace and truth. CCU’s scriptural foundation comes from John 1:17: For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (ESV)

CCU’s mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.

A leader in higher education, the University has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had nine consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

CCU offers more than 200 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 9,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.

Scripture states all Christians are called to serve Christ and to minister to others. Because Christians are individuals with different gifts and callings, we serve Christ in a variety of ministry vocations. CCU invites you to explore how you may use your calling and gifts at the University. 

What is most appealing about working at CCU?

  • Faith friendly: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you pursue academic excellence yet read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and work to impact our culture in support of Christian values?
  • Convictionally Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God’s Word.
  • Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings and preparing them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University’s Strategic Priorities.
  • We’re looking for candidates who have:

  • To teach in a baccalaureate program: Master’s or Doctoral degree, and five to seven years of documented work experience in a field of study related to desired area of teaching. To teach in a master’s program: Doctorate/ABD preferred, Master’s plus five to seven years of documented work experience accepted.
  • Appropriate certification and/or licensure may be required to teach some courses (i.e. CPA, Project Management, Nursing, Education).
  • Three to five years of higher education teaching experience preferred.
  • Willing to become proficient in Brightspace, Google Hangouts, and other multimedia or software programs. Must be willing and able to use a webcam and microphone for interactions with students and to grade student multimedia projects.
  • Proficiency in appropriate MS Office software required. Be able to use appropriate software and technology in the learning environment.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and integration of faith and learning required for CAGS affiliate faculty.
  • Passion for higher education and dedication to student success.
  • Key Job Duties

  • Contribute to CCU’s mission: Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. Affiliate Faculty contribute to the University’s mission by enhancing and advancing exemplary academics, spiritual growth, and engagement with the world.
  • Must follow all course policies and meet expectations according to established faculty guidelines, including timely grading of assignments, tests, papers, and final grade submission. Communicate with students in a timely manner. This includes: Contacting students using the Brightspace e-mail system before class starts to welcome them.
  • Using the Brightspace notification system to communicate with students and check it regularly to assist and support students. Participating in the course and in threaded discussions as appropriate. Returning assignments in a timely manner with meaningful and helpful critiques. Using the Brightspace Grade Center for all assignments and returning all graded assignments to maintain a permanent record of student work.
  • Commitment to the integration of Christian faith and learning.
  • Class preparation and continual course maintenance required. Course maintenance includes updating assignment due dates in the calendar function in Brightspace and providing a phone number and e-mail address to students.
  • Faculty have access to their Brightspace course one month before their course is scheduled to begin and are expected to take the time necessary to familiarize themselves with the course objectives, content, text, assignments and delivery format. Technology training is not provided, so faculty must be willing to watch videos provided by the university to learn how to use the learning management system.
  • Grades must be turned in a maximum of 14 days after the last day of class. (Note: final payment will not be made until grades have been turned in.)
  • Provide supplemental material that will enhance the class according to the experience and expertise of the faculty. Adhere to the course and course objectives for basic content.
  • Maintain established office hours (minimum of two hours per week) when contracted for a course and be available for individual student consultations (during evenings and weekends for CAGS students).
  • Participate in the faculty orientation program, bi-annual faculty meetings and other training & forums as required.
  • Communicate promptly with the Dean; Regional Center Administrator, Director of Faculty Development, or other designated CAGS staff, if you face any difficulties. Report errors, deficiencies, misrepresentations and make suggestions for improvement in course content to the Dean or Director of Curriculum.
  • Work Environment

    While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk; stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; speak with clarity, have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

    Affiliate Faculty pay is $1,200 – $1,800 per class for undergraduate classes. Graduate level classes are paid at $1,000 per credit hour. If the University decides the course will be delivered, total payment will be for seven (7) or more students. Classes with 3 – 6 students will be paid a total payment of 6/7th of a contract and classes with one or two students will be paid $300 per student.

    System Requirements

    A positive course experience is highly dependent upon your computer system. Please check the following information to insure that you have met the minimum system requirements.

  • Processor: 4 GHz minimum for PCs, or Mac equivalent (2.4 GHz dual core or better recommended)
  • RAM: 2 GB DDR3 RAM (4 GB or higher recommended)
  • Hard disk space: 50 GB (120 GB or higher recommended)
  • Operating system: Windows 7 or higher (Windows PC), OS El Capitan (Mac)
  • Internet connection: A high-speed Internet connection (Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. Some courses require download and upload of videos and other media.
  • Screen Resolution: 1024×768 or higher
  • Webcam: Either one that is built into your computer or an external one will do.
  • Microphone: Most laptops and webcams have microphones built in. For the clearest sound, it is best to have an external microphone.
  • Software Requirements

    You are required to used Microsoft Office products to grade word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. You must have Office 2010 or newer to ensure the greatest compatibility for:

    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft Powerpoint

    Spiritual Requirements

  • Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming “born again” thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
  • Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
  • Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
  • Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU’s Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Priorities promulgated by the University.
  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU is committed to an environment free from discrimination and harassment and calls on every member of the university community to be vigilant in deterring and reporting all violations. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.

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