Post Date: 11/08/2019
Close Date: 12/31/2019
The Adjunct Faculty – Natural Sciences position provides a part-time, temporary opportunity for dynamic educators to teach undergraduate biology, chemistry, geology, microbiology, astronomy, anatomy/physiology, and environmental science 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 biology, chemistry, geology, microbiology, astronomy, anatomy/physiology, and environmental science courses.
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.
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 biology, chemistry, geology, microbiology, astronomy, anatomy/physiology, and environmental science courses or related field. Terminal degree is 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