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CYFS Adjunct Pool - Academic Year 2017-2018 (External)

Position Announcement

Position Details

Proposed Start Date 09/16/2017
Working Title CYFS Adjunct Pool - Academic Year 2017-2018 (External)
Department 240100 - SSW School of Social Work
Position Number D97731
Representation AP - AFT, Local 3571

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

The PSU School of Social Work is committed to the enhancement of the individual and society. Further values and beliefs include a dedication to social change and to the attainment of social justice for all peoples, the eradication of poverty, the empowerment of oppressed peoples, the right of all individuals and groups to determine their own destinies, and the opportunity to live in harmony and cooperation. While the School maintains a special commitment to these values, it recognizes the need for joining with others in society who are working toward this same purpose. The School of Social Work includes two undergraduate majors: the Child, Youth, & Family Studies program and the BSW Program, and graduate programs: the MSW Program, and PhD Program.

Position Summary

The Child, Youth, & Family Studies program invites applications from qualified instructors to teach in our undergraduate major and minor curricula. Possible courses include:
CFS 101: Intro to Child, Youth, and Family Studies
CFS 310 Critical Histories in CYFS: Gender/Race/Class
CFS 312U Families in Lifecourse Perspective
CFS 320U ABCs of Early Childhood Education
CFS 330 American Families in Film & Television
CFS 340U Queer Families
CFS 350U Impact of Domestic Violence on Children & Families
CFS 381U Families, Stress, and Change
CFS 382U Mental & Emotional Disorders
CFS 385U Working with Diverse Families
CFS 390U Sex & the Family
CFS 391 Family Theories
CFS 393U Community Resources & Family Support
CFS 399 Special Topics
CFS 410 Special Topics
CFS 450 Youth & Youth Work
CFS 486 Parent & Family Education
CFS 487 Examining Bias and Belief
CFS 488 Structural Oppression
CFS 489 Activism for Social Change
CFS 492 Family Law & Policy
UNST 228 Families & Society

Minimum Qualifications

Successful applicants must hold a masters degree in a field of study closely related to children, youth, and families (e.g., education, sociology, human development, psychology, youth studies, family studies, social work, early childhood); OR a bachelor’s degree and demonstrated teaching or practice experience.

Preferred Qualifications

We primarily seek applicants who have expertise in critical theory or epistemologies, experiential or emancipatory pedagogies, writing instruction, aging in families, and related aspects of the Child & Family Studies curriculum (including courses in family of origin and bias recognition, social justice and anti-oppression work, family theory, stress and coping, family law and policy, and related courses). CFLE credentialing is desired. Ideal candidates will also provide evidence of their experience working effectively around issues of social justice, diversity, and inclusion, with demonstrated capacity to meet the needs of underrepresented students and other marginalized groups.

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.

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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 Adjunct faculty are paid per credit hour, per the AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement: Salary may be adjusted above the minimum rates based on qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

Additional Information

Please Submit Cover Letter and Resume/CV. In your Cover Letter please specify which course(s) you are interested in teaching, what makes you qualified to teach these courses and evidence of teaching/training effectiveness.

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

Search Details

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae