Adjunct Faculty - General Education

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Pasadena, CA
Part time

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The General Education (GE) program at Pacific Oaks College is an important part of the undergraduate education. A well-planned General Education program of study will provide students with the skills they will need to excel in whatever disciplines they choose to pursue. In 2017, the Pacific Oaks College approved the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for the General Education program:

  • PLO 1: Written Communication - Communication by means of written language for informational, persuasive, and expressive purposes. Written communication may appear in many forms or genres. Successful written communication depends on mastery of the conventions of the written language, facility with culturally accepted structures for presentation and argument, awareness of audience, and other situation-specific factors.
  • PLO 2: Information Literacy - According to the Association of College and Research Libraries, the ability to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use the needed information" for a wide range of purposes. An information-literate individual is able to determine the extent of information needed, access it, evaluate it and its sources, use the information effectively, and do so ethically and legally.
  • PLO 3: Critical Thinking - The ability to think in a way that is clear, reasoned, reflective, informed by evidence, and aimed at deciding what to believe or do. Dispositions supporting critical thinking include open- mindedness and motivation to seek the truth.
  • PLO 4: Oral Communication - Communication by means of spoken language for informational, persuasive, and expressive purposes. In addition to speech, oral communication may employ visual aids, body language, intonation, and other non-verbal elements to support the conveyance of meaning and connection with the audience.
  • PLO 5: Quantitative Reasoning - The ability to apply mathematical concepts to the interpretation and analysis of quantitative information in order to solve a wide range of problems, from those arising in pure and applied research to everyday issues and questions. It may include such dimension as the ability to apply math skills, judge reasonableness, communicate quantitative information, and recognize the limits of mathematical or statistical methods.

The Academic Affairs Department is currently seeking outstanding Practitioners-Scholars to join our diverse pool of adjunct faculty for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.

The adjunct faculty member will teach lower-division Bachelor's level courses in the General Education program; there are several opportunities in five different categories.

Examples of the General Education program courses available for teaching assignments starting Fall 2018:
  • Math
  • English Composition
  • Criminology
  • History
  • Environmental Science
  • Political Science
  • Nutrition
  • Music
  • Speech
  • Literature

  • Teach assigned GE courses at our Pasadena, San Jose, Online Campus
  • Become proficient (training offered) in Canvas (the learning management system)
  • Participate in Academic Affairs adjunct faculty meetings once per academic year while teaching
  • Post grades per scheduled deadlines.

  • PhD degree preferred, Masters degree required in specific disciplines listed.
  • Graduate teaching experience and/or a minimum of 3 years clinical experience
  • Exemplary Professional Experience
  • Desire to teach in Culture-centered Model, relational and
  • Licensure in Field for certain selected courses, if applicable

Pacific Oaks College and Children's School offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

Pacific Oaks College and Children's School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 8/7/2018
Application Due: 10/6/2018
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