Pro Tem Instructor/Lecturer - Open Pool

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 12, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Pro Tem Instructor/Lecturer - Open Pool

Job no: 527768
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Instruction, Psychology

Department: Counseling Psychology and Human Services
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a CV/resume and a letter of interest indicating content area of expertise.

Department Summary
The College of Education (COE) at the University of Oregon is a community of leading researchers and practitioners dedicated to transformational scholarship, integrated teaching, and collaborative practice designed to enhance individual lives and systems within a culture that values diversity and promotes respect and inclusion.

The COE is home to 4 academic departments, 14 academic degree programs, 14 research and outreach units, and the HEDCO Clinic. Our tenure-track, instructional career, and research career faculty are devoted to inspiring and mentoring the approximately 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students who will be the next generation of educational and social science leaders. The COE faculty, staff, and students have a distinguished record of developing widely adopted, evidence-based assessments and interventions that serve millions of children in thousands of schools across the country and world. Our faculty, staff, and students also have a common drive: A spirit of discovery that uses research to drive change with the goal of a more equitable, educated, and healthy tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at the College of Education. Our goal at the College of Education is to set our graduates on career-long paths to purposeful, reflective, creative, and meaningful careers; addressing inequity and racial injustice is a thread that runs through our majors and programs while focusing on critical and effective pedagogies. We are committed to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member of our college contributes to the enrichment of our college community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

The Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services is one of four academic departments in the College of Education. It is comprised of four major programs: Counseling Psychology (CPSY), Couples and Family Therapy (CFT), Family and Human Services (FHS) and Prevention Science (PREV). The department offers degrees from undergraduate to master's and doctoral. Programs in Counseling Psychology and Human Services educate and train professionals in counseling psychology, couples and family therapy, and family and human services. Our students are trained to effectively and collaboratively identify, treat, and prevent psychological problems in children, adolescents, adults, and families. Through education and training, students gain the skills to interpret and apply scientific information from the behavioral sciences in general, and from their discipline in particular, to professional practice. Students learn how to conduct research and contribute to the knowledge base of their disciplines. At the doctoral level, students engage in producing scientific knowledge through research in collaboration with their faculty mentors. Field placements, practicum placements, and internships at all levels of training provide our students with opportunities to practice in school, community agency, clinical, and research settings under the supervision of faculty, agency personnel, and collaborating scholars.

Position Summary
The University of Oregon's Counseling Psychology and Human Services (CPHS) department seeks to create a pool of qualified candidates to fill periodic instructional vacancies. The department anticipates hiring instructors for undergraduate or lecturers for graduate-level courses in the following content areas: academic instruction in prevention science, public policy, group counseling, counseling diverse populations, career counseling, adult and child psychopathology and behavior, psychological services for Spanish speaking populations, research methods in counseling, human development, psychological assessment, and contemporary issues in addiction. Courses may be offered in any of the programs within the department.

Duties may include course preparation, classroom teaching, preparation and evaluation of student assignments and exams, and scheduled office hours. Some courses meet during evenings or weekends. Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. Appointments may range from one to three terms per year, including summer.

All faculty are expected to contribute to the equity and inclusion goals of the college and to incorporate the best inclusive practices indicated in their field of expertise. Addressing issues such as inequities and racial injustice is a thread that runs through our majors and programs while focusing on critical and effective pedagogies. We are committed to enhancing the culture of the College of Education (COE) by continuing to increase the diversity of our people, programs, and curricula.

The College of Education welcomes a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are underrepresented in the profession. Additionally, candidates who have worked with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests. In deciding whether to apply for a position at the COE, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the COE Mission, Purpose, and Vision to help determine their potential success:

Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in psychology, prevention science, human development, or related fields
  • Relevant subject matter expertise (psychology, prevention science, counseling, human development)
  • Professional experience in one or more of the content areas listed above

  • Ph.D. or other doctorate in psychology, prevention science, human development, or related fields
  • Relevant subject matter expertise (psychology, prevention science, counseling, human development)
  • Professional experience in one or more of the content areas listed above

    Professional Competencies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that will enhance community relations and support graduate student training
  • Demonstrated potential to contribute positively to our diverse community and to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability or potential for quality teaching

    Preferred Qualifications
    Preferred qualifications for instructors:
  • PhD or other doctorate in psychology, prevention science, human development, or related professions

    Preferred qualifications for instructors/lecturers:
  • Previous successful experience with the course(s) and relevant experience in university-level instruction

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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