Adjunct Faculty - General Education

Employer
Pacific Oaks College & Children's School
Location
Pasadena, CA

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Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job location: Pasadena, CA


Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2020-09-29
Req: R0004438
Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Adjunct Faculty- General Education

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs

LOCATION: Pasadena Campus, NorCal Campus, Online Instruction

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

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; this is an ongoing job posting and you will be contacted if selected.

Pacific Oaks College follows the approved 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.

Examples of the General Education program courses available for teaching assignments:

  • Math
  • English Composition
  • Criminology
  • History
  • Environmental Science
  • Political Science
  • Nutrition
  • Music
  • Speech
  • Literature

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Teach assigned GE courses at our Pasadena, San Jose, Online Campus
  • Become proficient (training offered) in Canvas (the learning management system)
  • Participate in Adjunct training, meetings, events and other College requirements
  • Grade and provide feedback on all assignments within 5 days of the due date
  • Post grades per scheduled deadlines

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Facilitate and participate in the weekly discussion postings
  • Actively respond to student emails and requests within 24-48 hours
  • Contribute to the course content using current events, current research articles, videos and other materials
  • Prepare and update course prior to the course start
  • Provide weekly announcements and overviews for each week of the course
  • Identify and refer at-risk students to academic support services

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Typical Working Conditions:Classroom

Equipment Used: Computer/Laptop, Webcam, Projector, Whiteboard

Physical Demands:

Occasional (1%-33% of time)

Pushing/Pulling: Under 10 lbs

Reach Over: Shoulder/Head/Outward

Walk: Normal/Uneven/Slippery Surfaces

Bend

Frequent (34%-66% of time)

Lifting/Carrying: Under 10 lbs

Sit

Stand

Constant (over 66% of time)

Motion Parameters: Keyboard/Ten Key

Fingering (fine dexterity)

Handling (grasping, holding)

Repetitive Motion: Hands/Feet

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship

A background check (including a criminal and Educational records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Pacific Oaks. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current PO employees who apply for the position.

Pacific Oaks participates in E-Verify and verifies identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired

Pacific Oaks offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Pacific Oaks offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of diversity and social justice. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical, vision, and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, 403b with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition discount, and other perks.

Pacific Oaks is an affiliate of TCS Education System. To apply for this position or others, visit our Careers’ Page at: www.pacificoaks.edu

Pacific Oaks participates in E-Verify and verifies identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.
 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Pacific Oaks offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Organization

Working at Pacific Oaks College & Children's School

Mission

Grounded in its social justice heritage, Pacific Oaks College prepares students to be culturally intelligent agents of change serving diverse communities in the fields of human development, education, and related family studies.

Pacific Oaks College is a nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering bachelor’s completion, master’s, and certificate programs in human development, counseling, education, early childhood education, and teacher credentialing. The school offers classes at its main campus in Pasadena and at a number of convenient instructional sites throughout California, as well as online.

Founded more than 60 years ago by a small group of Quaker families, Pacific Oaks College has remained dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social justice, and the valuing of every human being. Three basic concepts underlie the educational philosophy at Pacific Oaks:

  • that every individual has a fundamental worth;
  • that growth is a dynamic and life-long process;
  • and that every individual has a unique identity and human potential.

Pacific Oaks has a long history of serving non-traditional and adult students and has become known and recognized for its progressive approach to teaching and learning—valuing real-world experiences in addition to academic achievements. This philosophy is embodied in the school’s Experiential Learning, approach, and opportunities such as the Credit for Life Experience option which allows students to gain academic credit for real-world experiences.

Pacific Oaks is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and has been since 1959.

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