Adjunct Faculty for Online Courses/Human Development

Pacific Oaks College & Children's School
Pasadena, CA

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Job location: Pasadena, CA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-06-28
Req: R0006343
Job Description:


Pacific Oaks College is looking for qualified individuals to provide support and mentorship as Adjunct Instructors for Online courses in the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts programs in the School of Human Development (HD). The Adjunct Faculty will provide instruction in the Undergraduate and/or Graduate Human Development degree programs, dependent on highest degree earned and years of experience teaching college level courses. Instruction for this position takes place entirely Online, utilizing the Canvas learning management system. This position will report directly to the Dean of Human Development, who is based out of the main campus in Pasadena.


  • Teaching graduate and undergraduate Online courses, in a specific field of expertise
  • Utilizing the Canvas learning management system to deliver course information, assignments, assignment feedback, class announcements, and other course management duties
  • Planning and creating Online lessons, discussions, and assignments
  • Grading assignments
  • Assessing grades for students based on participation, performance, and assignments
  • Collaborating with Faculty Course Leads on course curriculum
  • Advising Online students on how to be successful in class
  • Staying updated on innovations and changes within their course field


  • Master’s degree in related education or human services field; PhD preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in education or human services settings
  • Exemplary professional experience
  • Previous Online teaching experience
  • Knowledge of Canvas learning management system, and Zoom teleconferencing tool, a plus
  • Grade and provide feedback on all assignments within 5 days of the due date.
  • Facilitate and participate in the weekly discussion postings.
  • Actively respond to student emails and requests within 24-48 hours.
  • Post final grades by the College deadline.
  • Provide weekly announcements and overviews for each week of the course.
  • Identify and refer at-risk students to academic support services.
  • Participate in Adjunct trainings, Online meetings, Online events and other College requirements.


  • Master’s degree in related education or human services field; PhD preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of exemplary professional experience working in education or human services settings
  • Previous experience teaching in the Online Modality
  • Knowledge of Canvas learning management system and Zoom teleconferencing tools, a plus
  • Communicate effectively using Canvas, Pacific Oaks College’s learning management system.
  • Proficiency in common internet tools, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Commitment to support the mission of Pacific Oaks College.

Please include the following attachments with your online application to be considered for this position:

  • CV and cover letter.
  • 2 recent letters of recommendation (within the last 1-2 years).
  • Highest degree unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hiring).

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:

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.


Working at Pacific Oaks College & Children's School


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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