Adjunct Instructor for Transitional to College Learning
Willamette University - Salem, OR

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Position Summary

Willamette University seeks an adjunct instructor to teach “Transition to College Learning” where students will be introduced to academic environment and culture of Willamette University.

Course description:
Students will explore what it means to think critically: how knowledge is acquired in a given discipline, the interpretation of data, logial reasoning, problem solving, the scientific method, modes of arguments, and methods of analyzing and synthesizing ideas and arguments. Student will leran hot to effectively use the Writing Center and the Hatfield Library, employ strategies for reading assignments, taking effective notes, academic writing, and participating in class discussion. Students will also learn about the academic support/advising system, registration and degree planning, technology services and general strategies for a holistic approach to success as university students, including time management.

Teaching load is half-credit couse (2 semester hours) and meets two hours a week. courses in the Spring of 2013. Compensation is $1,900/semester.

Additional Information/About the Department

For more information about Willamette University, please visit: .

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a Master’s Degree preferably in Education or Teaching; other disciplines will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in academic support is a plus.

Special Instructions

In order to apply for this position you will need to create an account. As part of your application you will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references.

To apply please submit the following materials:
1) Cover letter detailing your teaching philosophy

2) CV

3) Unofficial Copies of Transcripts (attached as one file, up to 9MB)

4) Contact information for three references

For optimal consideration, apply immediately. Application deadline is Nov. 30, 2012.

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

If you need assistance applying for this position please contact Linda Flamenco in Human Resources, or 503.370.6210.

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