Title Instructor, OLLI at Pacific (Temporary Employee Pool)
Department Benerd College
Posting Number F00482
Full or Part Time Part Time
Open Date 10/06/2021
Close Date 01/04/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Days Per Week
Weeks Per Year
Primary Purpose and Essential Functions
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of the Pacific, Stockton
campus seeks instructors to teach classes on a part-time basis to lifelong
learning members in intellectually stimulating, non-credit Education programs.
Our current part-time faculty are drawn from regional expertise in teaching
and leadership, and offer a wealth of practitioner-based expertise to our
students. Visiting Instructors are part-time, non-tenure-track employees,
contracted via mutually-signed offer letters, to teach specific classes during
specific semesters (specific dates) as outlined in the offer letter.
Serve as a subject matter expert and resource to members within given
Ensure syllabus, course materials, are consistent with University policy
and best practices.
Non-tenure-track faculty members collaborate in fulfilling the University's
mission to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience
integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals
for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and
1. Design and conduct educational programs and courses of instruction in
accordance with the policies of the University.
2. Actively participate in the comprehensive planning or review of the
development and quality improvement of the educational programs and courses of
study, assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of such programs and
courses, and to make recommendations to the Deans and Provost concerning the
educational mission, programs, and policies of the University.
3. Recommend educational policies and degree requirements which effectively
carry out the mission of the University.
4. Advise students on academic progress, and recommend student candidates for
5. Participate in the selection, evaluation, and advancement of faculty and
6. Contribute to the advancement of knowledge through open inquiry, creative
activity and research as appropriate.
7. Participate in service as requested or required.
The faculty member may consider any matter in connection with the
effectiveness and quality of the educational program or the professional
welfare of the faculty, may make recommendations to the department chair,
academic dean or provost concerning any policies, programs, or procedures
which affect the educational program or faculty welfare.
Each school and college in the University may have a faculty of its own
consisting of all members of the University faculty within the particular
school or college and subject to the approval of the Provost, adopt by-laws
and rules concerning its own organization, governance, and procedures.
Each faculty shall function under the Dean and Provost and be subjected to the
policies of the University.
A master's degree or its equivalent in the field of specialization and
promise of teaching success and of scholarly or artistic achievements; a
candidate without a master's degree must have equivalent educational or
professional experience in the appropriate area of instructional
responsibility, and the recommendation for appointment must contain a
statement of this equivalence. The rank of Instructor is not a tenure
eligible appointment. No one may hold the rank of instructor on a full-
time continuous appointment for more than three years or for more than two
years with one or more years of prior full-time four year college or
University teaching experience.
Relevant professional experiences in educational or other settings as
appropriate to the specific course.
Content and pedagogical knowledge required for the specific course.
Ability to teach adult learners.
Demonstrated commitment to and teaching in diverse settings, as well as
working with students from culturally and linguistically diverse
Prior higher education teaching experience preferred, not required.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communication.
Annual sexual harassment prevention training.
Criminal background check.
Experience online teaching depending on course assignment.
An earned doctorate or terminal degree in the field of specialization.
Published research in field of specialization.
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
May require extended periods of sitting and standing, bending and stooping,
and occasional walking.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in a standard office, classroom, or online
THIS POSTING IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF AN OPEN POSITION. Your application will be
active for 90 days. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and are
reviewed by the hiring department as openings become available. To maintain
your application within the system, you will need to re-apply.
Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to
be considered for a position. Candidates who are called for an interview must
notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable
accommodation needed before the date of the interview.
Note: if a job-specific posting is created and you are interested in that
specific position, please apply to that job posting. Submission of materials
does not guarantee consideration for future employment in openings of this
type since availability can be unpredictable and consideration competitive.
Are Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting? Yes
Minimum Number of References 3
Maximum Number of References 3
Background Check Statement
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to
execute a release and authorization for a background screening.
AA/EEO Policy Statement
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity
employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law
and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse
faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and
staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic
information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual
orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression,
or mental or physical disability.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Pacific participates in federal healthcare programs. As such, a required part of the hiring process is to verify that potential employees have not been excluded from participating in federal programs for mandatory exclusions (including for fraud, controlled substances crimes, patient abuse or neglect, or other program-related crimes) or for other permissive exclusions by the Office of Inspector General. A "Yes" response would be considered disqualifying. Please answer the following question accordingly: Have you received notice that you are under review for possible exclusion from any federal programs (including Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal healthcare program)?
Pacific participates in federal healthcare programs. As such, a required part of the hiring process is to verify that potential employees have not been excluded from participating in federal programs for mandatory exclusions (including for fraud, controlled substances crimes, patient abuse or neglect, or other program-related crimes) or for other permissive exclusions by the Office of Inspector General. A "Yes" response would be considered disqualifying. Please answer the following question accordingly: Are you currently excluded from participation in federal programs (including Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal healthcare program)?
How did you first learn about this employment opportunity?
University of the Pacific Website
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
Chronicle of HIgher Education
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - Northern California (NorCal HERC)
Professional or Association Listserv
Publication or website from a professional organization
San Francisco Chronicle
Other Online Job Board
Cover Letter/Letter of Application