Marylhurst University Faculty
  • 12-Apr-2018 to 29-Apr-2018 (PST)
  • School of Business
  • Marylhurst, OR, USA
  • Part Time

This pool will be used to fill specific department needs for academic year 2018-19.  Current Marylhurst University adjunct faculty are not required to apply.

JOB TITLE: Adjunct Faculty
DEPARTMENT: School of Business
REPORTS TO: Director

The School of Business offers undergraduate and MBA programs for working professionals who are looking to earn a business degree in an environment that emphasizes ethical leadership and applied learning.

We provide a diverse range of innovative undergraduate and graduate business programs in both standard and accelerated formats. Evening, weekend and online courses are available for students in campus-based programs, and some programs are taught entirely online. In the accelerated programs, students take one five-week course at a time, completing two consecutive courses in every 10-week academic quarter.

The School of Business offers B.S. and B.A.S. degrees in Business Management and an MBA degree with available concentrations in Sustainable Business, Health Care Management and Real Estate.

Currently seeking Adjunct Faculty to teach courses throughout the School of Business curriculum.  Of particular interest are faculty with expertise in finance, accounting and economics.


PURPOSE OF POSITION:  Teaching is the primary responsibility for all faculty at Marylhurst University and includes time spent in the classroom, lab, or on-line courses, course preparation, maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught, conferring with students, providing timely response and follow-through.  Our faculty challenge students intellectually, inspire personal and professional growth, and encourage students to develop critical thinking skills that will provide them the capacity to think and act in the world and serve them long after they graduate.  


The essential duties and responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member are those duties and responsibilities that are necessary to excellent instruction.  They include the following:

  1. Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned courses using the syllabus as a guide;
  2. Prepare syllabus, all course materials, lectures, labs, and  presentations;  complete follow-through on the course including course development; course revisions; class preparation; timely review, prompt feedback  and grading of student submissions; and student letters of recommendation;
  3. Submission of the course syllabus on time (by the first day of registration);
  4. Evaluate artistic presentations, and supervise or teach clinical internships or programs when applicable;
  5. Submit textbook orders and return books to the department program coordinator by the established deadline;
  6. Coordinate, plan and prepare for delivering courses in the day, evening, or on weekends on any Marylhurst University affiliated campus as assigned, according to approved course syllabus, plan each unit or lesson, both as to content and method, to make each class minute meaningful; incorporate instructional technologies in delivery, maximizing the learning opportunities for each student;
  7. Verify all students attending the class have registered with the university and if not promptly inform the advising department;
  8. Keep students informed concerning course content, requirements, and their progress through the prompt grading of papers and other work which includes participation, grading exams or assignments to allow prompt feedback to students;
  9. Ensure timely response to all student communications;
  10. Maintain accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established university deadlines;
  11. Follow Office of the Registrar's protocols for posting grades.  If a student receives an incomplete grade, the remaining work must be evaluated in the subsequent term including submission of the final grade;
  12. Maintain a connection to the faculty member's discipline and stay active at a high level of expertise in the subjects taught;
  13. Apply new knowledge in the faculty member's discipline to instruction;
  14. Stimulate enthusiasm for the subjects taught;
  15. Ensure that each program/class contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency; be informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities;
  16. Promptly notify advising center of a student who is at risk, failing to attend class or not completing academic work;
  17. Make use of available university online resources (program web page, Marylhurst G-mail, office hour posting, syllabi posting, grade book, daily updated voice mail message and 24 hour return call policy);
  18. Become thoroughly familiar with all university policies and procedures and comply with all university policies and procedures and strive for the qualities delineated in the criteria for faculty evaluation used by the university;
  19. Submit required reports to the appropriate university personnel in a timely manner;
  20. Work with other faculty and administrators in developing program curriculum, standards, and policies, including reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate;
  21. Provide; course books if not supplied; and course supplies and copies purchased off campus;
  22. Include students as appropriate in the creation of knowledge;
  23. Mentor students as follows:
  24. Support students as they identify areas of academic and professional aspiration;
  25. Demonstrate a genuine concern for each student through personal conferences and the full use of the faculty advisement system;
  26. Follow the students of concern protocol as needed;
  27. Assist students with need for accommodation through cooperation with the student services director.

Teaching duties and responsibilities may be reassigned at the discretion of the department chair with the approval of the provost.


  1. A Master's degree (PhD or other terminal degrees preferred).
  2. Professional experience in the discipline to be taught.
  3. Strong online and/or face-to-face teaching experience.
  4. Experience in student advising and counseling.

TO APPLY: Please visit and select Faculty Positions found on the job openings page.

During the application process, upload the following documents: Cover letter addressing your interests and qualifications for the position; Resume/CV.  You will also be prompted to respond to the following:

  • Describe 1-3 recent, significant professional accomplishments.
  • As an adjunct faculty member, how do you see your work contributing to the overall success of the Marylhurst School of Business and its students?
  • Provide a teaching philosophy statement.
  • OPTIONAL: provide link to LinkendIn profile

Marylhurst University was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary to provide a high quality academic experience and to educate the underserved in the community.  The university has a long standing reputation for providing innovative and personalized approaches to meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional students.  In keeping with the foundation created by the Sister's values and inspirations, the university places a high value on creating a sense of community, service and social justice and ethical leadership.   The university is located just south of Portland, Oregon, near Lake Oswego, in one of the most idyllic campus settings, adjacent to the Willamette River.  Visitors to the campus are struck by its beauty and peacefulness. Successful candidates are not required to be Catholic, or have any religious affiliation, to be a part of the Marylhurst community. We respect the Sisters' values as the foundation for the way we operate. Please visit for more information about the Marylhurst University community.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to age, gender, color, race, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by law.

Candidates with disabilities requiring accommodations and/or assistance during the hiring process may contact Human Resources.  Employment at Marylhurst University is contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.

We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, people with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.   We seek candidates whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. 

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