Job description for Faculty Intern (Contract) - Computer Science & Information Systems Department role at Ashesi University in Berekuso
Date Posted: 15 weeks ago
Employment Type - full-time
Employer's Proposed Salary - Not provided
Application Deadline - Not provided
Ashesi's mission is to propel an African renaissance by educating ethical, entrepreneurial leaders. Located in Ghana, this private, non-profit university combines a rigorous multidisciplinary core with degree programs in Computer Science, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, and Engineering. A student-led honour code, integrated community service, diverse internships, and real-world projects prepare students to develop innovative solutions for the challenges facing their individual communities, countries and the continent at large.
As a Contract Faculty Intern (FI), you will support faculty in the Computer Science & Information Systems Department with teaching and learning, and other pre-assigned department activities (where applicable). The FI role is an opportunity to gain relevant teaching experience, prepare for graduate school, and/or a career as an Academic. Note Contract Faculty Interns are expected to provide support for up to three (3) undergraduate classes per semester. See Ashesi’s academic calendar here, for dates and timelines.
Responsibilities and Duties
Attend all lectures (in-person and/or online) and provide real time support to faculty and students including but not limited to tracking student attendance liaise with the Hotline and IT teams to prepare all tech tools required for the class monitor students participation in class activities disseminate readings to students ahead of classes etc.
Lead and facilitate discussion/lab sessions and other class sessions where necessary to review class content with students
Assist faculty with grading of assignments and quizzes. Note, Faculty Interns are not allowed to grade Final and Mid-Semester Assessments.
Administrative / Logistical Responsibilities
Schedule office hours to provide extra support to students who have general questions, are struggling or need extra revision support.
Coordinate off-site field trips with contact persons on the field, monitor student safety during field trip activities and liaise with relevant departments at Ashesi for bus and meal arrangements, etc.
Support faculty with lesson development and conduct desktop research for articles and other necessary information to be included in lesson plans
Document all recordings for online classes and share recording links with students
Report all student behavioural, participation and attendance concerns to the Hotline team as part of student inactivity reporting.
Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in educational administration or a higher education environment is a plus.
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to elicit and communicate information and to prepare clear, informative and concise materials.
Initiative and judgment to independently problem-solve and prioritize work. Can also work as a strong team member when the situation warrants.
Reliability, dependability, and a generally good attitude and disposition
Ability to analyze, synthesize and summarize information.
Excellent communication skills, especially in writing and interpersonal conversation
Advanced proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Software suite (i.e. MS Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Comfortable with learning new technology tools for information gathering and sharing ability to instruct/assist others in use of these tools e.g., Canvas (Learning Management System) Student Information System, other web-based software.
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