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Instructor (PAC) Pool - 2017/18 Social & Artistic Dance

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by August 31, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

  1. A resume/CV; and
  2. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Drew Ibarra at drew.ibarra@oregonstate.edu.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Position Details

Position Information

Department Physical ActivityCourses (HHS)
Position Title Instructor (PAC)
Job Title Instructor (PAC) Pool - 2017/18 Social & Artistic Dance
Appointment Type Academic Teaching/Research Faculty
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent vary
Appointment Basis 9
Faculty Status Regular
Tenure Status Fixed-Term
Pay Method Salary
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary is Commensurate with Education and Experience
Position Summary

The Physical Activity Courses (PAC) Program, a part of the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for one or more part-time, fixed-term, non-tenure track Instructor (PAC) positions to teach Social & Artistic Dance on a term-by-term basis for the 2017-2018 academic year. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the program Director.

The primary mission of the PAC Program is to provide all Oregon State University students with the knowledge and experience to make sound decisions regarding present and future physically active lifestyles. The intent of the PAC Program is to provide quality instruction in safe, adequately equipped facilities and to create a positive, enjoyable learning environment.

The PAC Instructor position will serve as an integral member of the PAC program team, where each instructor plays a specific role to the larger organization. Recognizing individual interests and abilities, the program provides courses covering a wide variety of physical activities. We make an effort to address contemporary trends and student interests. Courses offered through the PAC Program may include but are not limited to classes in the areas of: aquatics, artistic & social dance, fitness development, martial arts, mind/body, outdoor recreation, resistance training, sports, and games.

These are part-time positions.

For additional information about the PAC program, please visit http://health.oregonstate.edu/pac.

Position Duties

95% Teaching:

  • Teach courses in Artistic & Social Dance.
  • Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning. Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students. Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs. Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the internet, telecourses, interactive technology, when appropriate. Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives. Develop, update, and post course syllabi and grades in a timely manner. Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Establish meaningful student learning outcomes for courses/programs. Develop learning assessments that clearly measure student progress toward student learning outcomes. Maintain accurate records of student progress. Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances.

2.5% Support:

  • Be accessible to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation. Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies. Maintain confidentiality of student information. Substitute for other instructors within field or discipline in case of an absence.
  • Participate in meetings and events required by the program administrators. Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from college, division, and program administrators.

2.5% Personal and Professional Growth:

  • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of their field or discipline. Connect their subject matter with related fields. Stay current in their subject matter through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences, certifications or workshops. Learn and use appropriate technologies to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate.
  • Maintain familiarity with college and program goals, mission, and long-range plans. Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels. Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college, division, and programs.
Minimum/Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • Extensive participation or involvement in activity area of expertise and/or Professional Certification, when applicable.
  • 1 year of dance instruction/teaching experience
  • Current, valid Adult CPR and AED Essentials and First Aid certifications; must be completed prior to the start of classes. More advanced training will be accepted.
  • Evident commitment to educational equity.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Dance or related discipline OR Master’s degree in any discipline.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
  • Previous successful teaching experience in a higher education setting.
  • Previous experience assessing student learning outcomes and curriculum development.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule

In the performance of the duties of the position, incumbents will be required to lead physical activity courses and demonstrate activity-specific movements for a minimum duration of 50-90 minutes per scheduled class.

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P01417UF
Number of Vacancies vary
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2017
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 07/03/2017
Full Consideration Date 08/31/2017
Closing Date 06/15/2018
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by August 31, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

  1. A resume/CV; and
  2. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Drew Ibarra at drew.ibarra@oregonstate.edu.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * In what ways have you addressed multicultural issues in classes you have taught?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please list your experience in any of the following dance courses as well as any other type of class not listed (including those outside of Dance): Latin, Ballroom, Swing, Salsa, Cuban Salsa, Country Western, Line Dance, Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Dance Fitness classes, other.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents