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Pro Tem Lecturer (Education Studies/Methodology, Policy, and Leadership) - Open Pool

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

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Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
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Pro Tem Lecturer (Education Studies/Methodology, Policy, and Leadership) - Open Pool

Job no: 530005

Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Education, Instruction

Department: Education Studies
Rank: Lecturer
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.

Programs in the areas of educational methodology, educational policy, and leadership bring together scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds with shared expertise in using data-informed evidence to guide professional practice and policymaking that ultimately improves how education and social systems effectively serve students, families, and communities.

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 in the areas of educational methodology, educational policy, and leadership. 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.

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

  • Doctoral or terminal degree in a relevant field (e.g. education, research methodology, law, etc.)
  • Relevant expertise and experience by course content

    Professional Competencies

  • 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.
  • Ability to teach a broad array of applied leadership courses on topics such as research methodology, policy, leadership, and writing.

    Preferred Qualifications

    All courses:
  • Previous successful experience with the course(s) and relevant experience in university-level instruction.

    Research Methodology courses:
  • Experience either in the previous teaching of research courses or direct experience in conducting educational studies in K-16 settings
  • Expertise in at least one of these areas: (a) designing research studies, (b) measuring development and scaling, (c) data structuring and management, (d) statistical analyses (both parametric and non-parametric), and (e) writing summaries of results for technical reports and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

    Policy courses:
  • Experience in the development and/or interpretation of policies in educational/institutional settings at the federal, state, or local levels
  • Expertise in at least one of these areas: (a) writing policies, (b) writing policy briefs, (c) reviewing constituencies for analysis of risk and consequence, (d) understanding of legislation (both laws and regulations) and legal implications to guide decision making, and/or (e) awareness of current educational issues surrounding policy adoption and review.

    Writing courses:
  • Experience either in the previous teaching of writing courses or direct experience in writing empirical articles for publication.
  • Expertise in at least one of the following areas: (a) synthesizing empirical literature, (b) writing articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and (c) APA expectations for writing and style.

    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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