Visiting Lecturer/Instructor Counseling and School Psychology

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Visiting Lecturer/Instructor Counseling and School Psychology

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The University of the Pacific, Stockton campus seeks an instructor to teach classes on a part-time basis to students in Counseling and School Psychology Program. 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 Lecturers/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. Faculty rank and title are contingent upon the successful candidate's experience and qualifications.

All part-time faculty are expected to perform the following duties:

  • Complete all employment documents and any required trainings, and submit employment documents such as signed offer letters in a timely manner.
  • Prepare for your course, including obtaining the approved syllabus, and updating course schedule, teaching methods, assessments, assignments as appropriate an required.
  • Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning.
  • Adhere to all University and school policies.
  • Teach the assigned course(s) as published in the Academic schedule and noted in the offer letter, using andragogical (adult learning theory) and other teaching methods fairly and effectively.
  • Track student attendance using tools provided, and refer students to the B-hive (Office of student support services) if required for attendance or performance issues.
  • Must use the University's LMS (Learning Management System) which is CANVAS, to post syllabus, assignments, reference materials, and to communicate with students.
  • Read submitted student work and assessments/exams, and provide written/oral/video comments to students in a timely manner to provide feedback on performance.
  • Meet with students during “office hours” to provide individualized direction and assessment of progress, as needed.
  • In order to ensure the proper number of teaching hours is completed, work with Administration to schedule “make-up” classes for any cancelled classes.
  • Grade all mid-term and final examinations/papers, and other assessments as appropriate, and submit those grades per timelines using the InsidePacific portal.
  • Review student-completed course evaluations conducted online at the end of each semester to analyze student perceptions of your teaching and to provide insight into possible teaching improvements.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Must hold a graduate degree in a relevant field.
    • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques including structural equation modeling and multiple regression.
    • 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.
    • Experience teaching or working directly with students online.
    • Demonstrated commitment to and teaching in diverse settings, as well as working with students from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Prior higher education teaching experience.

    Physical Requirements:
    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.

    Requires extended periods of sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and occasional
    walking and lifting.

    Work environment/work week/travel:
    Work is primarily performed in a standard classroom environment.

    Special Instructions:
    For first consideration, please apply on or before April 9, 2021.

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    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.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/31/2021
    Application Due: 4/10/2021
    Work Type: Full Time