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Pro Tem Instructor/Lecturer (Education Studies) - Open Pool

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 5, 2024

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Pro Tem Instructor/Lecturer (Education Studies) - Open Pool

Job no: 530006

Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Education, Instruction

Department: Education Studies
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications must include a CV/resume and a letter of interest indicating the content area of expertise.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and will continue until positions are filled. This pool will remain active until June 30, 2023.

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 3 academic departments, 14 academic degree programs, 14 research and outreach units, the HEDCO Institute, 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 discover, design, and deliver solutions.

The Department of Education Studies (EDST) offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs to a diverse student body. For undergraduates who are interested in becoming elementary or secondary teachers, EDST offers the Educational Foundations BA/BS and Secondary Certificate program pathways to achieve the goal of becoming a teacher. Our UOTeach Curriculum and Teaching degree is the teacher licensure master's program for initial licensure in both Elementary Multiple Subjects and Middle/High School Education. Finally, the Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education (CSSE) Ph.D. program provides a comprehensive approach to educational research that considers the consequences of contemporary schooling systems while developing alternatives to current practices that result in systemic change. The faculty in the Department of Education Studies is diverse in terms of research interests and specializations, with award recognition for scholarship, teaching, and service. Our programs are known for a strong focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Position Summary

The University of Oregon's Education Studies Department (EDST) in the College of Education seeks to create a pool of qualified candidates to fill periodic vacancies for temporary teaching appointments. Instructors teach primarily undergraduate-level courses and lecturers teach primarily graduate-level courses. 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.

Some courses meet during evenings or weekends or are delivered to distant sites via video conferencing. Some courses are offered exclusively online; in these cases, instructors should make themselves available for student contact via email, Zoom office hours, or phone in lieu of in-person office hours. Travel within Oregon and to west coast states may be required for some courses.

Potential Undergraduate course subjects may include:
  • History of Public Education
  • Foundations of Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Childhood and Adolescent Studies
  • Education Technology
  • Literacy
  • Art Education

    Potential Graduate course subjects may include:
  • Methods in Elementary or Secondary Math
  • Methods in Elementary or Secondary Science
  • Methods in Secondary World Languages
  • Methods in Secondary Language Arts
  • Methods in Secondary Social Studies
  • Childhood and Adolescent Studies
  • Classroom Communities (Motivation and Management)
  • Education Technology
  • Literacy
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

    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 invites 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's Mission, Purpose, and Vision to help determine their potential success:

    Minimum Requirements

    Minimum qualifications for both Instructors and Lectures:
  • Relevant subject matter expertise and experience by course content (e.g., childhood and adolescent studies, educational technology, literacy and reading instruction, art education, etc.)

    Minimum degree requirement for Instructors:
  • MA or MS or equivalent graduate-level work in Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Education, or other research/education-related area.

    Minimum degree requirement for Lecturers:
  • Doctoral or terminal degree in a relevant field (curriculum and instruction, teacher education, etc.) or relevant subject area (Mathematics, Science, World Language, English, History/Geography/Political Science/Other Social Studies related field, Childhood and Adolescent Studies, Technology, Literacy, or English Language Learning).

    Professional Competencies

  • Commitment to and knowledge of diversity issues and trends
  • Commitment to and knowledge of gender and sexuality diversity issues and trends
  • Demonstrated potential to contribute positively to our diverse community and to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that will enhance community relations and support graduate student training
  • Demonstrated ability or potential for quality teaching

    Preferred Qualifications

    All Course Subjects:
  • K-12 teaching experience in an elementary or secondary subject area (or equivalent professional instructional position): Mathematics, Science, World Language, English, History/Geography/Political Science/Other Social Studies related field, Childhood and Adolescent Studies, Technology, Literacy, or English Language Learning (ESOL)
  • Public K-12 license (inactive is acceptable) or public K-12 instructional professional experience in an appropriate level subject area
  • Previous successful experience with the course(s) and relevant experience in university-level instruction
  • Experience with pre-service teacher education (ex. cooperating teacher, university supervisor, professional development)
  • Experience in public education issues related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic inequities, English language learners, gender and sexual orientation
  • Evidence of curriculum and pedagogy addressing diversity in the classroom

    Undergraduate Course Subjects:
  • Successful experience as a college-level instructor
  • Familiarity with teacher education curriculum and regulations
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Education, or other research/education-related area

    Graduate Course Subjects:
  • Successful experience in professional development with K-12 teachers
  • Extensive knowledge of teacher education curriculum and standards related to an instructional subject area

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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