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Adjunct Faculty - Business Administration

Pacific Oaks College & Children's School
Pasadena, CA

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Job Description:

The Business Administration program (BSBA) is currently seeking outstanding business leaders in the community to join our diverse pool of adjunct faculty for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. The adjunct faculty member will teach or provide course development as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Business and Management Bachelors level courses.

BSBA program courses available for course development or teaching assignments:

  • eCommerce
  • Accounting
  • Technology
  • Technology Software-Excel, Presentations, Project Management, Social Media
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management (PMP)
  • International Finance and International Human Resources


  • Teaching students working toward their Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
  • Developing and managing the class syllabus and ensuring that the syllabus meets department and college standards
  • Planning and creating lectures, video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, class discussions, and assignments
  • Grading assigned papers and providing detailed feedback
  • Assessing grades for students based on participation, performance in the class, assignments, and presentations
  • Participating in the Assessment and Learning Process
  • Collaborating with colleagues on course curriculum and advising students on how to be successful in class
  • Staying updated on innovations and changes within the course field
  • Familiarity with CANVAS, Pacific Oaks’ learning management system
  • Participating in Pacific Oaks College functions
  • Marketing and promotion for the BSBA program
  • Performing other duties as assigned


  • Facilitate online and/or face-to-face classroom discussion & instruction
  • Active presence in the Canvas (LMS) classroom
  • Grade and provide feedback on all assignments within the specified time
  • Actively respond to student emails and requests within 24-48 hours
  • Post final grades by the College deadline
  • Prepare and update course material prior to the course start
  • Provide announcements, overviews, and insight for the course
  • Identify and refer at-risk students to academic support.
  • Contribute to the course content using lectures, PowerPoint, Zoom meetings, current events, current research articles, videos, and other materials
  • Participate in Adjunct training, meetings, events, and other College requirements
  • Assessment of student learning
  • Preferred Subject Matter Experts and experience in course development
  • Current Business and Management industry experience
  • Proficiency with technology and ability to assist students with technology


  • MBA, Master’s Degree, PhD or Doctorate in Business, Management, Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Relevant current professional experience
  • Official Transcript and 2 letters of recommendation
  • College level teaching experience and working with adult learners
  • Communicate effectively using Canvas, Pacific Oaks College’s learning management system (LMS) and Pacific Oaks College email
  • Proficiency with technology such as internet tools, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, LMS and other platforms and software systems
  • 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 8 years)
  • Highest degree unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hiring)

Typical Working Conditions (Describe environment including exposure to heat, cold, fumes, etc.)

Equipment Used:

  • Classroom projection and computer equipment
  • Internet
  • Virtual meeting platforms

Essential Physical Tasks: (List all physical tasks encountered in performing essential functions.)

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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