Posting Number F00095
Faculty Title Adjunct Instructor/Art-Ceramics (Pool)
Job Title Professional Rank
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
Adjuncts are for temporary, part-time, limited-duration teaching positions.
Positions could be one term (thirteen weeks) or multiple terms as needed.
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
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 may include: providing students with practical
experience using state-of-the-art 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 apparatus
and hazardous materials.
Incumbents appointed to multiple terms of teaching, require professional
development and service.
Professional development includes maintaining currency in the discipline
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
Visa Sponsorship This employer will not sponsor applicants for visas.
Appointment Basis Other
FTE 4 ELU's
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
Other Job Location
Hiring Pay Rate Anticipated rate of $650/ELU for professional adjunct
instructors (term-by-term) and $750/ELU for professorial adjunct instructors
(term-by-term). Typical 4 credit course is loaded
Benefits Eligible No
Individuals appointed from this pool will have the primary responsibility to
teach courses within the Art Program – Ceramics (Conceptual Hand Building
This position will teach ART255, Introduction to Ceramics (hand building) to
Art majors. Candidate must be able to teach students basic hand building and
glazing skills, and how to use the slab roller, extruder, and general studio
best practices and maintenance. The candidate will engage students in critical
and historical ceramic conversations. Candidate must have general ceramic
technical knowledge. ART255 will be using electric kilns and candidate will
coordinate the firing of student work. Candidate must be able to fire an
electric kiln, mix glazes and clay. Candidate will be responsible for sourcing
Catalog description of ART 255 Introduction to Ceramics: 4 Credits- Introduces
fundamental ceramics techniques and concepts. Provides exposure to the design,
construction, glazing, and firing of ceramic work. Surveys the history of
ceramics and issues in contemporary ceramics.
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.
•Initial appointment at the rank of Instructor requires a masters degree in
the discipline taught, or a related field, and demonstrated teaching
•Bachelor's degree in the discipline taught, or a related field, plus 2 years
teaching experience/work experience in the field.
•Familiarity with the appropriate equipment as required for the discipline.
•Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and active participation in
the life of the institution.
•Commitment to student learning, retention, support, and assessment are
Activities may involve standing, sitting, working at a computer, and
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 07/21/2021
Application must be received by for priority consideration 12/15/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2021
Contact Name for Applicant Questions Human Resources
Contact Email email@example.com
Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.sou.edu/postings/6782
•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for
occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet
special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
-Position classifications defined as “non exempt” are subject to overtime
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under
the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.
Notice to Prospective Employees
Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and
Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires
that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU's Annual
Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and
campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and
fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use,
possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to
inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime
An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the
https: // inside.sou.edu/assets/security/AnnualCrimeReportFinal.pdf. A physical
copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy
please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland
OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email
Professional: Teaching, professional development and service.
Percent of total time 100
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How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
Chronicle of Higher Ed
Oregon Employment Department
Women in Higher Ed
Latinos in Higher Ed
None of the above
What is the highest degree you have earned?
High School Diploma/GED