Adjunct Instructor/Division of Humanities and Culture

Southern Oregon University

United States

September 15, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number F00103

Faculty Title Adjunct Instructor/Division of Humanities and Culture Job Title Adjunct Instructor/Division of Humanities and Culture 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 triennium. Adjuncts are for specific 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 triennially 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.

Visa Sponsorship This employer will not sponsor applicants for visas. Appointment Basis Other FTE Up to 15 ELU per term or 45 ELU per year for 1.0 full-time equivalence Department Division of Humanities and Culture 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). 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 Humanities and Culture including: -English -Foreign Languages & Literatures -Gender Sexuality & Women Studies -International Studies -Native American Studies -Philosophy See specific needs below in each major area of study.

English – The English Program offers course in literature, rhetoric, professional writing, teaching, and linguistics. Our students receive a strong foundation in critical analysis that allows them to better understand the varied literary and social expressions of the human condition. Our program also provides students with foundation research and writing skills. Qualified applicants will have experience teaching introductory college-level literature, rhetoric, and/or linguistic classes. On rare occasions, the English Program will seek individuals who can teach upper division courses. Candidates for these upper division courses must have a Ph.D. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise.

Foreign Languages and Literatures – The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers courses in French, German, Japanese, Spanish and American Sign Language. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree on campus also must complete two years of a foreign language. International Studies majors must complete three years of university language studies, or the equivalent. The Department at times needs teachers to teach first or second year language courses, particularly in ASL, French, or Spanish. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise.

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies – Teaching emphasis on Gender, Sexuality and Women Studies but instruction may also include Humanities, Social Sciences, Policy and Culture. Classes both face to face and online are offered. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise.

International Studies – The International Studies program offers a major and minor in International Studies, and also a minor in Latin American Studies. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and draws upon courses from several departments on campus. At times, the program has a need for adjunct faculty to teach an Introduction to International Studies course or upper division courses, particularly in areas such as regional and country studies or international political economy. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise.

Native American Studies – The Native American Studies program has an ongoing need for adjunct instructors to teach various Native American Studies courses at the undergraduate level in a variety of sub-disciplines, on a temporary, part-time, limited-duration basis. Instructional needs include Native American traditional ecological knowledge, languages of Native America, Native language revitalization, Indigenous ethnobotany, and various Native American topics. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise.

Philosophy – SOU's Philosophy Program is a thriving Minor that offers courses serving many other academic programs, as well as SOU's University Studies curriculum. We seek a colleague who is active in the discipline and who demonstrates a record of dynamic and successful teaching. We further seek a colleague who can add to the diversity of our campus and its programming, and who can enrich our campus through cross-disciplinary collaboration and engagement. 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 07/21/2021 Application must be received by for priority consideration 09/15/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2021 Contact Name for Applicant Questions Human Resources Contact Email hrs@sou.edu Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.sou.edu/postings/6852 Special Conditions

•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 emergency basis. •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 prevention.

An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link: 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 clerycoordinator@sou.edu.

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 ().

  • 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
  • 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
  • Please select primary program of interest
  • English
  • Foreign Languages & Literatures
  • Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies
  • International Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • (Optional) Please select secondary program of interest
  • English
  • Foreign Languages & Literatures
  • Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies
  • International Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • (Optional) Please select tertiary program of interest
  • English
  • Foreign Languages & Literatures
  • Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies
  • International Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • References
  • Optional Documents

  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Other Document
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Letter of Recommendation
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