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Adjunct Instructor/Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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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 F00102
Faculty Title Adjunct Instructor/Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
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 Other
FTE Up to 15 ELU per term or 45 ELU per year for 1.0 full-time equivalence
Department Division of STEM
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). Graduate-level courses may be paid at a higher rate. Typical 4 credit course is loaded at 4 ELU.
Benefits Eligible No
Position Summary

Individuals appointed from this pool will have the primary responsibility to teach courses within the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) including:
-Biology
-Chemistry
-Computer Science
-Environmental Education
-Mathematics
-Physics
See specific needs below in each major area of study.

Biology – Adjuncts teach undergraduate biology courses, primarily laboratory sections of non-majors courses in general biology, and human anatomy and physiology. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise. Candidates must be knowledgeable about and able to clearly explain biological concepts and laboratory procedures and techniques, which may include:
•ability to identify anatomical structures using human cadavers and models
•use of compound and dissecting microscopes
•biological and chemical health and safety practices in the lab
•ability to demonstrate data analysis and graphical display (excel)

Chemistry – Adjuncts teach undergraduate chemistry courses, primarily laboratories and non-majors lecture courses. Specific topics include those typically covered in environmental, general, and organic chemistry courses. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise. Candidates must be able to use and demonstrate data acquisition software and instrumentation. Candidates must be knowledgeable about and able to clearly explain both basic concepts and laboratory procedures and techniques, including:
•use of scientific laboratory equipment and apparatus
•scientific methods of measurements
•health and safety practices and precautions applicable to a chemistry laboratory

Computer Science – Adjuncts teach undergraduate computer science courses, primarily programming for non-majors, introductory web development, and a first course in programming for majors. On rare occasions CS will seek individuals who can teach an upper division elective in a current or emerging area of computer science (recent examples: AI, Big Data, Cybersecurity). Candidates for these upper division courses must have extensive professional experience related to the course being taught. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise.

Mathematics – Adjuncts teach undergraduate mathematics courses, primarily developmental mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, and precalculus courses. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise.

Physics – Adjuncts teach undergraduate physics courses, primarily lower division laboratories. Specific topics include those typically covered in general physics courses. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise. Candidates must be able to use, demonstrate, and assist students in data acquisition software and instrumentation. Candidates must be knowledgeable about and able to clearly explain both basic concepts and laboratory procedures and techniques, including:
•use of scientific laboratory equipment and apparatus
•scientific methods of measurements
•health and safety practices and precautions applicable to a physics laboratory

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.

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 12/05/2017
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/6848

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, the primary responsibilities at the professorial level include participation in scholarly and/or creative activities, including formal research.

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
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Environmental Education
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
  4. (Optional) Please select secondary program of interest
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Environmental Education
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
  5. (Optional) Please select tertiary program of interest
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Environmental Education
    • Mathematics
    • Physics

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