Adjunct Instructor - Outdoor Recreation

Jul 07, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Adjunct Instructor - Outdoor Recreation

Position Category:

Under administrative direction from the program coordinator, department chairperson, and dean, individual shall perform some or all of the following duties:
Design and teach courses in field of study.
Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught.
Prepares instructional materials (course outlines, syllabi, exams, mock-ups, visual aids, and instruction sheets) as necessary.
Instructs, manages, and supervises individual and groups in classrooms, laboratories, and shops through using appropriate teaching methods.
Evaluates instruction and learning by means of appropriate testing methods.
Maintains a student-oriented approach to education.
Recommends students for advancement and graduation.
Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up.
Coordinates cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned.
Assists counselors, department chairperson and or program coordinator, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program.
Serves on committees and attends faculty and other meetings as assigned.
Improves professionally and maintains currency in the courses taught by: Reading and utilizing materials found in trade, technical, and professional publications; Surveying and researching industrial and business establishments; Obtaining and maintaining certification and degrees as required; Attending professional and specialty courses; Keeping abreast of new development trends, and techniques.
Is thoroughly familiar with the academic freedom and professional responsibility statement and adheres to these policies.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited university with a bachelor’s degree OR a combination of education and experience with at least a minimum of 9 months experience teaching in the related field of interest.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of subject matter and course content of classes to be taught, instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge of student management, motivation, and evaluation.
  • Extensive knowledge of evaluation of instruction, curriculum development, program development and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of work experience programs (if appropriate for assignment).


  • Effective human relations skills and communication techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of appropriate field of study.
  • Thorough knowledge of counseling and advising techniques.
  • Skill in public speaking.


  • Ability to apply effectively general principles to specific conditions.
  • Ability to follow written and oral procedures and instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively with people.

Preferred Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in the subject matter or a closely related area and two years of teaching or closely related professional experience. For field based courses a minimum of current CPR certification and First Aid (Wilderness First Responder required for certain courses).
-Four years of teaching or closely related professional experience. For field based courses a minimum of current CPR certification and First Aid (Wilderness First Responder required for certain courses).

Physical Requirements:
Standing, sitting, moving about a classroom continuously, continual talking and listening.

Benefits Summary:


Pay Range: DOQ (for salary schedules)

Advertisement Number: FAC05817
Open Date: 07/02/2017
Review Start Date:
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Adjunct faculty are hired on an as needed basis for a semester appointment only. Please Attach copies of CPR and First Aid or WFR certifications. This position is posted on a continuous recruit basis. This means that applications are accepted even though there may not be a position currently available. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal and educational background check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment. Application materials become the property of UVU.

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Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.


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