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Conflict Resolution Adjunct Pool - Academic Year 2017-2018

Position Announcement

Position Details

Proposed Start Date 09/16/2017
Working Title Conflict Resolution Adjunct Pool - Academic Year 2017-2018
Position Number D93224
Representation AP - AFT, Local 3571

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

A thriving campus in the heart of the city, Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university and we offer tremendous opportunity to 27,000 students from all backgrounds. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to finding innovative, sustainable solutions to local and global problems. Our location in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities gives our students unmatched access to career connections and an internationally acclaimed culture scene. PSU is the only Oregon university to offer a four-year degree guarantee.

The Bachelors of Arts/Sciences, the Minor, and Masters of Arts/Sciences degree programs in Conflict Resolution are interdisciplinary, encompassing the practical and theoretical bases of mediation, negotiation and an array of peace-enhancing perspectives and strategies. The programs involve research, theory, and competency-based education focusing on building the necessary personal, social and institutional conditions necessary for positive peace, conflict transformation (from destructive to constructive), and universal respect for context-sensitive human rights.

Position Summary

Portland State University’s Conflict Resolution Program invites applications for Adjunct Instructors with expertise in core areas of conflict resolution, peace studies, and similar fields and instructional experience to teach undergraduate and/or graduate sections of conflict resolution courses.

Minimum Qualifications

M.S. or M.A. in Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies or a closely related field and prior teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies or closely related field and prior teaching experience.

Key Cultural Competencies

• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship
Required Professional Standards of Conduct

At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at

Compensation $928 per credit per AFT collective bargaining agreement.

Application Instructions

Additional Information

Please submit the following:
cover letter
curriculum vitae
the names and contact information for three professional references
a brief statement of teaching interest that lists your availability for fall, winter, spring and summer quarters

and a teaching portfolio that includes:
statement of teaching philosophy
sample syllabi
assignment sheets
teaching evals, if possible

If you have questions about this adjunct faculty opening, please email and enter “Adjunct Faculty Application” in the subject line.

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No
Background Check Required No

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional References
  4. Statement of Teaching Interest
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Optional Documents
  1. Other 4 (describe)
  2. Other 2 (describe)