Adjunct Instructor/Division of Social Sciences

Southern Oregon University

United States

September 15, 2023

Description

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F00105

SOU Land Acknowledgement

We want to take this moment to acknowledge that Southern Oregon University is located within the ancestral homelands of the Shasta, Takelma, and Latgawa peoples who lived here since time immemorial. These Tribes were displaced during rapid Euro-American colonization, the Gold Rush, and armed conflict between 1851 and 1856. In the 1850s, discovery of gold and settlement brought thousands of Euro-Americans to their lands, leading to warfare, epidemics, starvation, and villages being burned. In 1853 the first of several treaties were signed, confederating these Tribes and others together – who would then be referred to as the Rogue River Tribe. These treaties ceded most of their homelands to the United States, and in return they were guaranteed a permanent homeland reserved for them. At the end of the Rogue River Wars in 1856, these Tribes and many other Tribes from western Oregon were removed to the Siletz Reservation and the Grand Ronde Reservation. Today, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (https: // www. grandronde.org) and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (https:// www. ctsi.nsn.us/) are living descendants of the Takelma, Shasta, and Latgawa peoples of this area. We you may say I or the name of a program/department encourage YOU to learn about the land you reside on, and to join us in advocating for the inherent sovereignty of Indigenous people.

Faculty Title Adjunct Instructor/Division of Social Sciences Job Title Adjunct Instructor/Division of Social Sciences 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 Social Sciences 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 Social Sciences including: -Criminology & Criminal Justice -Economics -History -Political Science -Psychology -Sociology & Anthropology -Native American Studies -Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies -International Studies See specific needs below in each major area of study.

Criminology & Criminal Justice – SOU offers a Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) that prepares students for a wide variety of employment in such organizations as governmental agencies, law enforcement, public agencies, and the prison system. The CCJ program seeks applicants that can teach either or both online and traditional courses in support of the CCJ degree. Specific needs vary by term, but individuals with experience teaching introductory courses in Criminal law, criminology and law enforcement are encouraged to apply. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise

Economics – SOU offers a Bachelor's degree in Economics that prepares students for a wide variety of employment in such organizations as governmental agencies, consulting firms, public interest groups, and not-for-profit organizations, and law firms. The Economics degree prepares students to work in a variety of administrative, management, and financial positions. Instructional needs include introductory courses in both macro and microeconomics. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise

History – SOU offers a Bachelor's degree in History that prepares students for a wide variety of employment in such organizations as governmental agencies, media, and not-for-profit organizations. The degree also prepares students for graduate programs in history, public policy, law, education, and business. Applicants with experience in both U.S. and World History are invited to apply. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise.

Political Science – SOU offers a Bachelor's degree in Political Science that prepares students for a wide variety of employment in such organizations as governmental agencies, consulting firms, public interest groups, and not-for- profit-organizations. The degree also prepares students for graduate programs in political science, public policy, law, education, and business. The Political Science program seeks applicants that can teach either or both online and traditional courses in support of the Political Science degree. Specific needs vary by term, but individuals with experience teaching introductory surveys, public policy, law, American politics, and international politics are encouraged to apply. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise.

Psychology – We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate both academic preparation at the Master's degree level (Ph.D. preferred) and experience teaching in the following areas; I/O, learning and memory, behavioral neuropsychology, and personality. We are also seeking candidates with experience teaching both introductory psychology and research methods. Willingness and ability to teach using online methods is desirable. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise.

Sociology & Anthropology (SOAN) – The sociology and anthropology degree offers students a major based on the shared intellectual foundations and methods of inquiry of two distinct social science disciplines. The program also supports the Human Service degree, Social Justice minor and certificates in Cultural Resource Management and Regional Studies and Applied Research. The SOAN curriculum emphasizes an appreciation of cultural diversity and a critical, historical, and comparative perspective on social worlds. Qualified applicants will have experience teaching introductory college-level courses. Applicants with experience in either Sociology or Anthropology are invited to apply. 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.

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 07/27/2022 Application must be received by for priority consideration 09/15/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/15/2023 Contact Name for Applicant Questions Human Resources Contact Email hrs@sou.edu Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.sou.edu/postings/6870 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

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  • 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
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • (Optional) Please select secondary program if interest
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • (Optional) Please select tertiary program of interest
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • References
  • Optional Documents

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