Adjunct Instructor/Division of the Oregon Center for the Arts

Southern Oregon University

United States

September 15, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number F00111

Faculty Title Adjunct Instructor/Division of the Oregon Center for the Arts Job Title Adjunct Instructor/Division of the Oregon Center for the Arts 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 9 months FTE Up to 15 ELU per term or 45 ELU per year for 1.0 full-time equivalence Department Center for Arts Admin.Dept. 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 the Center for the Arts including: -Art and History -Creative Writing -Emerging Media/Digital Arts -Music -Theatre Arts -Shakespeare Studies

Art and Art History Program The Art program is committed to professional art training within the context of a liberal arts education. Art students are interested in investigating, developing, and refining their understanding of artistic production, theory, and history within the dynamic intellectual atmosphere of The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. The Art program seeks candidates with MFA degrees in studio art or a masters or a terminal degree in Art History. In your cover letter please address your expertise. Specific needs vary by term.

Creative Writing Program The objectives of the Creative Writing program are to educate students to develop their own styles, to clearly communicate original ideas and to present their understanding of themselves and the larger world through cogent, expressive writing in a variety of forms. Creative Writing students study established traditions as well as emerging content and methods. Applicants should have a terminal degree in Creative Writing with expertise in short stories, fiction, poetry or a combination of all. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise.

Emerging Media/Digital Arts Program Emerging Media & Digital Arts' interdisciplinary programs afford opportunities for faculty and students to form novel combinations in response to emerging developments in digital media. Real-world projects with community partners create practical opportunities for students to apply their digital-media ideas and skills in ways that catalyze intellectual growth, foster opportunities for civic engagement, and enrich our region. Applicants need to have current experience in digital media and should have master's degree although a bachelor's degree could be acceptable depending upon the depth of experience. In your cover letter, please address your area(s) of expertise.

Music Program – General Studies The Music program at Southern Oregon University develops students' creative and technical abilities in ways to prepare them to perform, teach, create, and support music making in their communities throughout the world. We support music as a part of a liberal arts education at Southern Oregon University by fostering the joy and discipline of learning, encouraging the exploration of diverse cultures, developing the ability to collaborate, and by preparing students to make music a meaningful part of their lives. Music offers music majors and minors an integrated curriculum designed to teach the varied skills necessary for a professional career in music and to develop the student's understanding and appreciation for the art of music. Applicants should have a terminal degree in music but a masters degree would be considered depending upon experience. Willingness and ability to teach using online methods is very desirable. In your cover letter, please address your area(s) of expertise.

Music Program – Applied Music provides individual instruction by nationally and internationally renowned artists in the areas of woodwinds, upper and lower brass, percussion, piano/keyboard, guitar (pop and classical) and voice (classical and musical theatre/pop). Applied instruction is designed to enable highly motivated students with diverse musical backgrounds to become skilled musicians capable of making artistic musical contributions to society as performers, educators, composers, music-business professionals, and active supporters and appreciators of music. A terminal degree is preferred however depending upon experience and expertise a master's degree is acceptable. In your cover letter, please address your area of expertise.

Theatre Program (Performance, Production, and Design) The Theatre program offers educational and practical experience in all areas of theatre, including acting, directing, costuming, stage scenery, lighting, sound, makeup, management, dramatic literature, and theatre history. Theatre majors participate in the department's active and ambitious production program and experience the close working relationships that develop between faculty and students as they produce live theatre together. Through its presentation of classic and contemporary dramatic works, the Theatre program contributes significantly to the social and cultural enrichment of SOU and southern Oregon communities. Dedicated to creating opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills in practical ways, the program not only supplies performance opportunities for students, but it also mounts productions that are often designed and predominantly executed by students. Candidates for all position in the Theatre program should have terminal degrees however master's degrees are acceptable depending upon experience and expertise. Willingness and ability to teach using online methods is desirable too. In your cover letter, please address your areas of expertise. Shakespeare Studies The Shakespeare Studies minor is part of the Theatre program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. The interdisciplinary field of Shakespeare Studies connects the playwright and his works with the culture of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. The Shakespeare Studies minor at SOU emphasizes the performance of Shakespeare's plays and their cultural impact during the past 400 years. Applicants preferably should have a terminal degree or at least a master's degree in Theatre History with expertise in Shakespeare and Elizabethan Theatre. In your cover letter, please address your area of expertise.

Dance Studies Dance/Movement Studies is a suite of courses that is part of the Theatre program and it compliments a student's chosen degree major. Dance equips students with the techniques, skills, and practical experience to perform with confidence before an audience. Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree however a Master's degree is preferred in dance and/or movement with expertise in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, musical theatre, improvisation and/or choreography. In your cover letter, please address your area of expertise.

Musical Theatre Studies As an additional area of study to compliment your chosen degree, students can pursue both music and theatre passions through Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU's Musical Theatre Studies. This suite of courses helps to prepare students entry into the burgeoning world of musical theatre. Applicants preferable should have a terminal degree or at least a master's degree in some aspect of Music Theatre whether it be Theatre, Dance or Music. In your cover letter, please address your area 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/7171 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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  • 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
  • Art & Art History
  • Creative Writing
  • Emerging Media/Digital Arts
  • Music/General Studies
  • Music/Applied
  • Theatre
  • Shakespeare Studies
  • (Optional) Please select secondary program of interest
  • Art & Art History
  • Creative Writing
  • Emerging Media/Digital Arts
  • Music/General Studies
  • Music/Applied
  • Theatre
  • Shakespeare Studies
  • (Optional) Please select tertiary program of interest
  • Art & Art History
  • Creative Writing
  • Emerging Media/Digital Arts
  • Music/General Studies
  • Music/Applied
  • Shakespeare Studies
  • Theatre
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • References
  • Optional Documents

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