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Andrea Malimisura, AUx Instructor & Assistant Director of First Year Advising, facilitating her class
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Instructor Position Description

The AUx Instructor serves as a role model, teacher, and mentor to their AUx students. It is the Instructor’s responsibility to attend weekly AUx class sessions and hold weekly office hours for their students. Along with the AUx Peer Facilitator, the AUx Instructor prepares weekly lesson plans including dialogue facilitation and active learning component. The AUx Instructor is responsible for adhering to the standardized curriculum, AUx program policies, and grading rubrics.

  • At least one year of employment at American University prior to the semester they are teaching
  • Employed as a faculty or staff member at American University
  • A master's degree in a relevant field
  • Written approval to teach AUx by department chair or supervisor
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing training prior to the start of the semester and throughout the semester
  • Co-facilitate weekly section of AUx
    • Each section meets weekly for 75 minutes
  • Synthesize assigned online content, compile supplementary readings, and research to inform classroom instruction
  • Mentor first-year students regarding their academic, cultural, and psycho-social adjustment to American University, making appropriate referrals to campus resources
  • Hold weekly office hours
  • Meet weekly with AUx Peer Facilitator counterpart to coordinate course planning, teaching, and classroom logistics
  • Grade and provide thoughtful feedback on all assignments through Blackboard in a timely manner

If you are interested in teaching AUx1 or AUx2, please submit a statement of interest and resume to Izzi Stern, AUx Program Manager, at