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Adjunct Faculty (Onground) - Human Anatomy and Physiology

Concordia University , Concordia University-Portland Campus

Job - Education

Close Date: 11/29/2019

University Mission:
Concordia is a Christian University preparing leaders for the transformation of society. Our mission centers on three core themes: Lutheran, Rigor, and Servant Leadership.

Position Summary
Are you qualified to teach undergraduate Human Anatomy & Physiology? We need instructors to participate in teaching the two-semester sequence in Human Anatomy and Physiology this spring. These courses are part of the curriculum for students interested in a variety of health professions including nursing, medicine, and exercise and sport science. We are seeking applicants interested in teaching Anatomy & Physiology labs. This will require some work with human cadavers. Lab sections are scheduled throughout the day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Spring 2020 courses start the week of January 6, 2020 and end April 16, 2020. Various scheduling options may be available. Candidates must have significant experience and expertise in human anatomy, and a minimum of a Master’s degree in an appropriate scientific or clinical discipline. Teaching experience in anatomy and cadaver experience is highly preferred. Please submit a CV and letter of interest which includes your time availability with respect to the course dates listed above.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
A Master’s degree in Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, or related field. Terminal degree in
Anatomy, Physiology, Medicine, or related field preferred.
1+ years experience teaching at the collegiate level commensurate with the philosophy of a private, liberal arts Lutheran university.
Ability and commitment to work as an integral part of the Natural Sciences Department.
Experience teaching in multiple delivery modalities preferred (on-ground, on-line, and hybrid)

Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Department: College of Health & Human Sciences
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Grade: Varies by individual degree level, course length and number of students.
Work Schedule: Lab sections for the Spring semester start the week of January 6, 2020 and end April 16, 2020. Lab sections are scheduled throughout the day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
EEO Classification: 25-1199 Post-Secondary Teachers

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the College of Health and Human Sciences dean, the adjunct faculty member will:
1. Teach undergraduate courses in the field of Chemistry.
2. Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course's standard course outline as a guide.
3. Provide subject matter expertise to support the specified academic program, ensuring that student learning outcomes are achieved and are aligned to departmental, college, and university standards.
4. Provide prompt and meaningful feedback to students in a fair, objective and consistent manner. Use established rubrics and clear grading criteria and the Blackboard management system and Taskstream where appropriate.
5. Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations. Submit grades and records by established deadlines.
6. Demonstrate service to the larger university community and surrounding environs, including serving as a champion and spokesperson for the Lutheran Intellectual Tradition generally and in the context of the Pacific Northwest specifically.

Scope of Work: Work is subject to academic review and supports the execution of strategic initiatives of the University. Acts as a subject matter expert. Keeps leaders informed of results, outcomes and obstacles.

Working Conditions: Face to face on-ground Instruction, virtual classroom and office environment.

Minimum Physical Requirements:
Ability to teach coursework onsite or in a virtual classroom, depending upon position.
Ability to use technology and administrative software (i.e. Blackboard, Microsoft Office Suite, Taskstream, etc.) to enter data, respond to inquiries and create teaching materials.
Ability to use computer hardware and peripherals as well as office equipment including copiers and scanners.
Ability to communicate effectively in person, in front of audiences, electronically and via telephone.
Ability to make repetitive motions including keyboarding and writing.

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Effective and professional written and verbal communication.
Experience and desire to create an academic environment that respects, includes and enhances diversity of thought and promotes effective consideration of alternative points of view.
Commitment to culturally responsive teaching practices and experience with diverse student populations.
Strong computer and technology skills; proficient in using the Microsoft Office Suite; proficient in using electronic records (if necessary for position); and able to effectively use Blackboard and other applicable technology on a regular basis.
Receptive to mentoring, feedback and coaching.
Ability to demonstrate integrity, judgment, positivity and professionalism.

Pre-Employment Screening Requirements
Successfully pass a criminal background check.

Attitude and demeanor of all Concordia University employees: As part of a work environment that highly values Christian education, educational excellence and service to students, all members of the community will:
Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.
Communicate effectively with clarity, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.
Work as a team member in a professional environment.
Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the department).
Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, personal hygiene, etc.).

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