Marylhurst University Faculty


JOB TITLE: Faculty
CLASSISFICATION: Exempt, Full-time (9 months)
REPORTS TO:  Department Chair or Program Director

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  Teaching is the primary responsibility for all faculty at Marylhurst 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 and inspire personal and professional growth. Students are encouraged 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.  



  1. Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes using each course’s syllabus as a guide;
  2. Each term’s instructional (teaching) workload will be determined by the faculty member’s supervisor, which will be determined by the nature of the position, instructional needs of the department, and workload guidelines established by university policy.  Any exceptions to university workload policy are subject to advance approval by the provost;
  3. 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;
  4. Timely submission of the course syllabus by the first day of registration;
  5. Evaluate artistic presentations, and supervising or teaching clinical internships or programs when applicable;
  6. Submit textbook orders and return books to the department program assistant by the established deadline;
  7. 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;
  8. Verification all students attending the class have registered with the university and if not promptly inform the Advising department;
  9. Schedule, supervise, debrief, and evaluate students in clinical, internship, observation, field experience, and similar settings as appropriate for the course or program;
  10. 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;
  11. Ensure timely response to all student communications;
  12. Maintain accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established university deadlines;
  13. Follow the 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;
  14. Participate in department assessment and accreditation responsibilities;
  15. Stay active at a high level of expertise in the subjects taught and stimulate enthusiasm for those subjects.
  16. 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;
  17. Submit Student’s failure to report, early warning, notification of unofficial withdrawal, and other documentation when appropriate to the advising center;
  18. Make use of available university online resources (Program web page, office hour posting, syllabi posting, grade book, daily updated voice mail message and 24 hour return call policy);
  19. Become thoroughly familiar with all university policies and procedures; comply with all university policies and procedures; and strive for the qualities delineated in the criteria for faculty evaluation used by the university;
  20. Submit required reports to the appropriate university personnel in a timely manner;
  21. Include students as appropriate in the creation of knowledge;
  22. Attend faculty meetings, institutional meetings, professional development and orientation activities, and other meetings as requested;
  23. Work with other faculty and administrators in developing program curriculum, standards, and policies, including reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate;
  24. Faculty performs all other duties as directed by the program chair, the provost or their designee.

Student Mentorship: Mentoring includes time spent meeting with students regarding academic, curricular and career matters.

  1. Mentor students as they identify areas of academic and professional aspiration;
  2. Work in partnership with the advising center and registrar’s office on timely evaluation of student transfer credits, changes to students’ advising worksheets and graduation audits;
  3. Demonstrate a genuine concern for each student through personal conferences, office hours, and the full use of the faculty advisement system;
  4. Follow students of concern protocol as needed;
  5. Assist students with need for accommodation through cooperation with disability coordinator;
  6. Assist in recruitment and retention of students;
  7. Post and regularly maintain three (3) office hours weekly for student consultations.

Scholarly & Creative Work:

  1. Maintain connection to one’s discipline through service opportunities (review of scholarly and creative works, service on review panels, specialized accreditation reviews, journal boards, etc.);
  2. Develop independent and collaborative, externally-reviewed knowledge through publications or creative endeavors as appropriate to the field and to the university;
  3. Apply new knowledge in one’s discipline both to the classroom experience as well as to external service opportunities;
  4. Include students as appropriate in the creation of knowledge.

University Service

  1. Serve on two (2) of the following; committees, hiring committees, faculty senate, or as a student organization advisor;
  2. Attend local, regional, state, or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline subject to university budgetary restrictions;
  3. Mentor and assist in orienting new faculty and attend the annual convocation and orientation;
  4. Attend commencement and other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline or program;
  5. Attend departmental, divisional, and university-wide meetings where appropriate or as required by supervisor;
  6. Perform other academically-related duties as assigned by instructor’s supervisor;
  7. Comply with all university marketing standards. Assist marketing in content development for use in promoting the university and its programs.

Practicum Program (if applicable)

  1. Supervise practicum and fieldwork placements for students, including negotiating appropriate field sites and training supervisors.

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