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Adjunct Faculty - Department of Transformative Social Change

Saybrook University

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Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-10-20
Req: R0006098

Job Description:

Saybrook University is seeking Adjunct Faculty Members to join its Department of Transformative Social Change.

Under the direction of the Transformative Social Change (TSC) Program Director, the Adjunct Faculty members will be responsible for teaching courses within the program.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Faculty will revise and update course syllabi as needed.
  • Faculty will prepare online course shells for instruction in Canvas (Learning Management System).
  • Faculty will make contact with students enrolled in their course within the first week of the new semester/term and before the residential or educational conference.
  • Faculty will respond to emails or phone calls and acknowledge received assignments within two business days. 

  • For courses with weekly discussions, faculty will be in contact with students at least three times per week for online courses to provide substantive contributions and respond to student posts. This will include engagement across the duration of the weekly discussions. 

  • For individually mentored courses, faculty will schedule with each student regular online and off-line communication. 

  • For other course designs, faculty will demonstrate how they are engaging students in a consistent and meaningful way across the semester or term. 

  • Faculty will return student papers with feedback for course assignments submitted through Canvas within the following guidelines (applicable to course papers, candidacy essays, MA theses/projects, and dissertations): 

  • 1 week for work less than 5 pages in length, 

  • 2 weeks for work up to 25 pages in length, 

  • 3 weeks for work 26-50 pages in length (and for final thesis/project), 

  • 4 weeks for work over 50 pages in length (including the dissertation).

Position Requirements:

  • Teaching of courses online.
  • Serving, as needed, on student Ph.D dissertation and candidacy committees, and M.A. project or thesis committees.

Position Qualifications:

  • Expertise in the field of Transformative Social Change
  • Graduate degree in related field, e.g., Ph.D.
  • Prior teaching experience in peace studies, conflict resolution, social sciences, and/or advocacy or related fields.
  • Prior online teaching experience preferred.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students and all who enter our facilities, Saybrook University has made the decision to require COVID-19 vaccination for all employees, unless granted medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment beginning January 31, 2022.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded 50 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University’s academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and human science, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Saybrook University 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.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Working at Saybrook University 

Saybrook University is the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies. It is a rigorous and unique learner-centered educational institution offering advanced degrees in psychology, mind-body medicine, and organizational systems. Saybrook’s programs are deeply rooted in the humanistic tradition and a commitment to help students develop as whole people – mind, body, and spirit – in order to achieve their full potential. Experiential learning and professional training are integral components of the transformative education offered through Saybrook’s programs.

Saybrook University is growing to bring together new disciplines and apply its humanistic perspective to a broad spectrum of practical fields.

The University comprises graduate programs divided into four cohesive schools focused on specific disciplines and career and professional outcomes:

·  School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation (OLT)

·  School of Mind-Body Medicine

·  School of Clinical Psychology

·  School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Our global community of scholars and practitioners is dedicated to advancing human potential to create a humane and sustainable world. We accomplish this by providing our students with the skills to achieve and make a difference, empowering them to pursue their passions and their life’s work. Our scholars and practitioners are creative, compassionate innovators pursuing new ways of thinking and doing for their professions, organizations, and communities.

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