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Adjunct Insurance Scholar Opportunity

Davenport University seeks nominations and expressions of interest for the Adjunct Insurance Scholar, generously funded through the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation. The Scholar will develop partnerships with insurance organizations, resulting in increased skills, credentials and knowledge across the sector.

The Adjunct Insurance Scholar will bring practical industry sector experience to the delivery of face to face and online course delivery for professionals in the Insurance and Risk Management industry. The Scholar will help develop and expand partnerships with insurance industry organizations, agencies and companies and will work to establish and promote learning environments that result in increased skills, credentials and knowledge across the sector. These responsibilities are performed in an ethical manner consistent with the IPEx’s mission, vision and cultural values.


  1. Serve as internal subject matter expert and work to forge linkages with insurance sector to develop and promote educational programs for insurance professionals.
  2. Demonstrate energy, passion and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring industry professionals.
  3. Delivery of one course per term, building a body of course materials that align with future academic program plans.
  4. Contribute positively to the advancement of a Davenport University Insurance program through:
    • Understanding the Davenport University curriculum.
    • Preparing instructional course syllabi and materials.
    • May provide input and feedback on selected textbooks, instructional resources, and electronic materials.
  5. Conduct course delivery in accordance with established outlines and approved instructional materials, including alignment with Insurance Institutes processes.
  6. Access information on current issues through University communications (i.e. e-mail and print correspondence, website, and publications).
  7. Maintain and demonstrate a positive approach that provides for innovation and personal growth.
  8. Maintain and demonstrate a high level of professional ethics.
  9. Provides GREAT customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of our customers.
  10. Demonstrate and promote University Cultural Values.


  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent credentials). Current Insurance Certifications.
  • Minimum of 10 years current professional experience related to Insurance and Risk Management.
  • Previous teaching or training experience in successful delivery of insurance related course content (i.e. INS 21, 22, 23; CPCU Sequence, ARM Sequence, State Certification Series).
  • Ability to teach one course per term, average time commitment for class between 3 – 6 hours per week.
  • Demonstrate a professional manner and attire.
  • Demonstrated effective knowledge and use of presentation, facilitation, and technology skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment, spirit of cooperation and positive reactions to change and conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both written and oral which transcend diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and relate well to faculty, staff, and others while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated motivational and problem solving capabilities with a high degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication to the mission of the University and IPEx.
  • Must be able to work an irregular schedule, evenings or Saturday as needed, additional hours during peak times or as required.

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