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Adjunct Instructor/Division of Business, Communication and the Environment

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POOLED ADJUNCTS: By applying to this pool, you are not applying for a specific position. You are submitting your application to be considered for adjunct appointments that may become available at Southern Oregon University during the posted biennium. Adjuncts are for temporary, part-time, limited-duration teaching positions. Positions can be one term (thirteen weeks) or multiple terms as needed. Your application will be kept on file and you will be contacted if a position becomes available that matches your educational background and experience. You can withdraw your application from the pool at any time. This pool will be refreshed biennially and you will be notified by hrs@sou.edu of the requirement to re-apply for continued consideration. Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to: Southern Oregon University Human Resource Services Churchill Hall, Room 159 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard Ashland, OR 97520 For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553. This position is intended not to be benefits eligible. Should employment conditions warrant eligibility, the incumbent will be notified by the HR Benefits Officer. For additional information, please visit https://inside.sou.edu/hrs/benefits.html or call 541-552-8553.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F00101
Faculty Title Adjunct Instructor/Division of Business, Communication and the Environment
Official Transcripts

Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost’s office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.

Special Instructions to Applicants

POOLED ADJUNCTS: By applying to this pool, you are not applying for a specific position. You are submitting your application to be considered for adjunct appointments that may become available at Southern Oregon University during the posted biennium. Adjuncts are for temporary, part-time, limited-duration teaching positions. Positions can be one term (thirteen weeks) or multiple terms as needed. Your application will be kept on file and you will be contacted if a position becomes available that matches your educational background and experience. You can withdraw your application from the pool at any time. This pool will be refreshed biennially and you will be notified by hrs@sou.edu of the requirement to re-apply for continued consideration.

Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to:

Southern Oregon University
Human Resource Services
Churchill Hall, Room 159
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

This position is intended not to be benefits eligible. Should employment conditions warrant eligibility, the incumbent will be notified by the HR Benefits Officer. For additional information, please visit https://inside.sou.edu/hrs/benefits.html or call 541-552-8553.

Appointment Basis 9 months
FTE Up to 15 ELU per term or 45 ELU per year for 1.0 full-time equivalence
Department Division of Business, Communication and the Environment
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
Other Job Location
Hiring Pay Rate Anticipated rate of $550/ELU for professional adjunct instructors (term-by-term) and $650/ELU for professorial adjunct instructors (term-by-term). Some specialized and graduate-level courses may be paid at a higher rate. Typical 4 credit course is loaded
Benefits Eligible No
Position Summary

Individuals appointed from this pool will have the primary responsibility to teach courses within the Division of Business, Communication and the Environment(BCE) including:
-Business
-Communication
-Environmental Science & Policy
See specific needs below in each major area of study.

Business – The Business program offers an MBA and an undergraduate Business Administration Degree with concentrations in Accounting, Marketing, Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Certificate programs include Business Information Systems, Non-Profit Management, Management of Human Resources, Wine Business, and Applied Finance and Economics. In your cover letter, please address your area(s) of expertise: Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Information Systems, Business Computing Applications (MS Office), Non-Profit Management, Hospitality, and/or Wine Business.

Communication – The Communication Program has concentrations in Communication Studies, Social Media & Public Engagement, and Digital Cinema. The Communication Studies concentration helps students learn how to navigate interpersonal, group and organizational cultures. The Digital Cinema concentration provides students with the benefits of both a traditional film school curriculum and a forward-looking education in visual storytelling and innovation for the 21st century. The Social Media and Public Engagement concentration provides students with practical and critical skills required to live, work and make their mark in the modern media landscape. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise, especially addressing the career goals of students interested in journalism, public relations, strategic communication and content marketing.

Environmental Science & Policy – SOU offers a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & Policy that prepares students for a wide variety of employment in such organizations as governmental agencies, industry, non-profits, and environmental consulting firms. A BS in Environmental Science & Policy prepares students for graduate and professional schools in areas such as environmental policy and management, ecology, geology, law, public policy, and environmental science. The program integrates natural sciences, physical sciences, geospatial sciences, and social sciences to address complex environmental issues. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise.

Diversity Statement

Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Qualifications

Most positions are anticipated to be hired at the adjunct instructor level.
Adjunct Instructor (term-by-term):
•Initial appointment at the rank of Instructor requires a Master’s or terminal degree in the discipline taught, or a related field;
OR
Bachelor’s degree in the discipline taught, or a related field, plus equivalency of Master’s degree in years of professional experience in the field.
•Demonstrated teaching potential.
•Familiarity with the appropriate equipment as required for the discipline.

Adjunct Assistant Professor:
•Initial appointment at the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor requires a terminal degree in the discipline taught, or a related field;
OR
Master’s degree in the discipline taught, or a related field, and is in the process of completing the appropriate terminal degree.
•Demonstrated teaching potential.
•Familiarity with the appropriate equipment as required for the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Adjunct Instructor (term-by-term):
•Master’s degree in the discipline taught, or a related field
•Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and active participation in the life of the institution.
•Commitment to student learning, retention, support, and assessment are critical.

Adjunct Assistant Professor:
•Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, development of a record of scholarship and active participation in the life of the institution and profession.
•Work experience that equates to one-academic year of full-time college teaching, or one-academic year of the combination of part-time teaching experience while a graduate student.
•Professional experience in the field related to teaching assignment, particularly if working with more advanced students

Physical Demands

Activities may involve standing, sitting, working at a computer, and lecturing

This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check. Yes
Posting Date 12/01/2017
Application must be received by:
for priority consideration
12/25/2020
Closing Date 12/31/2020
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 01/02/2018
Contact Name for Applicant Questions Human Resources
Contact Email hrs@sou.edu
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/6842

Job Duties

Duties

•The primary responsibility of a faculty member is teaching. Teaching encompasses normal instructional activities beyond the teaching of assigned courses such as academic advising, working with students outside of class, posting and maintaining appropriate office hours, course and curriculum planning, etc.

Efforts associated with teaching may include, but are not limited to: preparation; direct instruction; assessment; student contact outside of class (office hours, appointments, email); presenting complex concepts to a group of diverse learners; listening; understanding and responding to student questions in real time/in a classroom environment; and applying critical judgement to student work, both written and verbal delivery of information.

Efforts associated with lab/workshop may include: providing students with practical experience using instrumentation and equipment in a way that enables student learning and ensures safety; simultaneously monitoring and managing multiple students individually and in groups; demonstrating and executing complex procedures; and using complex instrumentation and hazardous materials.

•Incumbents appointed to multiple terms of teaching, may require professional development and service.

Professional Development includes maintaining currency in the discipline taught. Service includes program and institutional administrative, committee, and student support and retention activities.

•In addition to teaching and service, the primary responsibilities at the professorial level include participation in scholarly and/or creative activities, including mentoring student research projects, often related to the successful candidate’s research program.

Percent of total time 100

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Craigslist
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Listserve
    • Oregon Employment Department
    • The Oregonian
    • Personal Referral
    • Saludos
    • SOU Website
    • Women in Higher Ed
    • CUPA HR
    • Monster
    • Mail Tribune
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • Simply Hired
    • None of the above
  2. * What is the highest degree you have earned?
    • None
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctoral Degree
  3. * Please select primary program of interest
    • Business
    • Communication
    • Environmental Science & Policy
  4. (Optional) Please select secondary program of interest
    • Business
    • Communication
    • Environmental Science & Policy
  5. (Optional) Please select tertiary program of interest
    • Business
    • Communication
    • Environmental Science & Policy

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Other Document
  3. Teaching Evaluations
  4. Letter of Recommendation