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Adjunct Faculty - General Education

at Pacific Oaks College

Posted: 10/7/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: R0002365-3
Keywords: teaching

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The General Education (GE) program at Pacific Oaks College is an important part of the undergraduate education.   A well-planned General Education program of study will provide students with the skills they will need to excel in whatever disciplines they choose to pursue.  In 2017, the Pacific Oaks College approved the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for the General Education program: 

  • PLO 1:  Written Communication - Communication by means of written language for informational, persuasive, and expressive purposes. Written communication may appear in many forms or genres. Successful written communication depends on mastery of the conventions of the written language, facility with culturally accepted structures for presentation and argument, awareness of audience, and other situation-specific factors.
  • PLO 2:  Information Literacy - According to the Association of College and Research Libraries, the ability to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use the needed information” for a wide range of purposes. An information-literate individual is able to determine the extent of information needed, access it, evaluate it and its sources, use the information effectively, and do so ethically and legally.
  • PLO 3:  Critical Thinking - The ability to think in a way that is clear, reasoned, reflective, informed by evidence, and aimed at deciding what to believe or do. Dispositions supporting critical thinking include open- mindedness and motivation to seek the truth.
  • PLO 4:  Oral Communication - Communication by means of spoken language for informational, persuasive, and expressive purposes.  In addition to speech, oral communication may employ visual aids, body language, intonation, and other non-verbal elements to support the conveyance of meaning and connection with the audience.
  • PLO 5:  Quantitative Reasoning - The ability to apply mathematical concepts to the interpretation and analysis of quantitative information in order to solve a wide range of problems, from those arising in pure and applied research to everyday issues and questions. It may include such dimension as the ability to apply math skills, judge reasonableness, communicate quantitative information, and recognize the limits of mathematical or statistical methods.

The Academic Affairs Department is currently seeking outstanding Practitioners-Scholars to join our diverse pool of adjunct faculty for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.

The adjunct faculty member will teach lower-division Bachelor’s level courses in the General Education program; there are several opportunities in five different categories.

Examples of the General Education program courses available for teaching assignments starting Fall 2018:

  • Math
  • English Composition
  • Criminology
  • History
  • Environmental Science
  • Political Science
  • Nutrition
  • Music
  • Speech
  • Literature


  • Teach assigned GE courses at our Pasadena, San Jose, Online Campus
  • Become proficient (training offered) in Canvas (the learning management system)
  • Participate in Academic Affairs adjunct faculty meetings once per academic year while teaching
  • Post grades per scheduled deadlines.


  • PhD degree preferred, Masters degree required in specific disciplines listed.
  • Graduate teaching experience and/or a minimum of 3 years clinical experience
  • Exemplary Professional Experience
  • Desire to teach in Culture-centered Model, relational and
  • Licensure in Field for certain selected courses, if applicable

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.

Pacific Oaks College

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. Central to the Quaker tradition and history of Pacific Oaks is the value we place on the individual.  This translates into core values we live by at Pacific Oaks of People, Diversity, Social Justice, and Participatory Decision-Making.

Pacific Oaks Children's School

Founded on the principles of social justice and inclusion, we are internationally known for our pioneering accomplishments in the areas of anti-bias education, emergent curriculum, and peaceful conflict resolution. Our approach is to be responsive to the needs, interests, and emerging abilities of the children we teach.

Pacific Oaks College & Children's School is an affiliate of the nonprofit TCS Education System (TCS ES), which features a network of fellow nonprofit institutions, each backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible professionals in applied fields such as education, psychology, and law. Other TCS ES affiliates include The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, Dallas Nursing Institute, Saybrook University, and Pacific Oaks Children’s School.

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