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Adjunct Faculty Pool-Chemistry (Onground and Online)

Concordia University , Concordia University-Portland Campus

Job - Education

Close Date: 11/29/2019

University Mission:
Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.

Position Summary
The Adjunct Faculty – Chemistry position provides a part-time, temporary opportunity for dynamic educators to teach undergraduate chemistry courses at Concordia University - Portland.

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

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.

Work Contacts
Contacts include Dean of College of Health & Human Services, Department Chair, peer faculty, staff, and students on a regular basis.

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

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
A Master’s degree in Chemistry or related field. Terminal degree in Chemistry 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).

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.
Strong computer and technology skills; proficient in using the Microsoft Office Suite and able to effectively use Blackboard and other applicable technology on a regular basis.
Possess and demonstrate integrity, judgment, positivity and professionalism.
Working knowledge of FERPA and ability to handle confidential information with tact, discretion and good judgement.
Cultural competence and intercultural sensitivity.

Pre-Employment Screening Requirements
Successfully pass a criminal background check

Attitude and Demeanor of all Concordia University Employees
Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.
Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative 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 demands of the college and/or department).
Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, hygiene, etc.).

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