DCEH Full Time - Lead Faculty - Media Arts & Animation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

The Lead Faculty is responsible for managing, monitoring, and evaluating online faculty performance within a pertinent programmatic area of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division (AIPOD).

Working closely with and under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Faculty, the Lead Faculty helps manage the performance of online faculty, provides appropriate initial training, assures online classroom quality, monitors online classrooms, and evaluates online faculty performance to ensure the academic policies and standards of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (AiP) are implemented in accordance with the institution’ s accreditation guidelines.

The position is based remotely, but must reside within the U.S.

The Lead Faculty teaches eight courses each academic year to remain appraised of curriculum and instruction implementation issues and surface key areas for improvement.

Incumbent must assure that the Company philosophy – quality services to students; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements:

  • Manages and leads online faculty daily across each course session within the pertinent programmatic area.

  • Ensures online faculty are in compliance with AiP policies and accreditation standards (both institutional and programmatic) as implemented within AIPOD.

  • Ensures online faculty set up and close all classes prior to and at the end of each session.

  • Investigates and resolves online faculty problems requiring academic actions, exception etc. under the approval of the Associate Dean of Faculty

  • Conducts online course observations and provides feedback and periodic updates on faculty performance and success to the online faculty and Associate Dean during and after course sessions.

  • Identifies online faculty training and development needs and participates in the development and implementation of online faculty initiatives.

  • Facilitates necessary initial and ongoing online faculty corrective action plans, providing the Associate Dean necessary documentation for any disciplinary action. Facilitates faculty substitutions necessary during a course session.

Reports To: Associate Dean of Faculty

Interacts With: online faculty, programmatic department chairs, Director of Teaching and Learning Effectiveness.Supervises: AiP online faculty

Job Requirements:


  • A master’ s degree from a regionally accredited institution or accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in a discipline pertinent to the academic department, with a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter hours of graduate coursework in the pertinent programmatic area.

  • Three to five years of teaching experience, predominantly in the online modality.

  • Three to five years of industry-related or professionally-related experience.

  • Held positions of increasing responsibility or project/initiative leadership within an education or industry setting, with online and/or academic experience a plus.


  • Excellent oral communication, writing, editing, and proofing skills.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office and appropriate software within the programmatic area.

  • Proficiency in instruction within a learning management system, preferably Pearson LearningStudio.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with diverse populations.

  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.

  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills.

  • Superior change management and project management skills.


  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects under time constraints and successfully meet strict deadlines.

  • Ability to interact effectively as a member of a department team and to work collaboratively with other diverse groups.

  • Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities, and to work under pressure.

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion when handling highly sensitive and confidential issues.


Job Requirements:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Requisition ID: 13090.4