Pro Tem Instructor of Physical Education & Recreation - Open Pool

University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

Posted: 6/29/2017
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The Department of Physical Education and Recreation is seeking part time instructors to teach a broad range of physical activity and lecture based classes for credit and non-credit classes.

Department:Physical Education and Recreation
Annual Basis:9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants
This pool is for temporary, limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. Applications accepted on a continuous basis through June 30, 2018, with screening as positions become available and continue until positions are filled.

For full consideration, applicants must submit:
1. Cover letter identifying your area of expertise.
2. Resume and/or copies of relevant certifications.
3. Three professional references.

Questions regarding the application procedure can be sent to:
Patty Smith
Executive Assistant
Physical Education and Recreation, 541-346-1041

Department Summary
The Department of Physical Education and Recreation (PE & Rec) enhances the lives of UO students, faculty and staff by providing physical activity programs and services that promote health, fitness, active recreation and participation in sports.

Our Core Purpose: Physical Education and Recreation educates, engages and inspires the campus community to live Active, Balanced Lives.

Our Vision: Being active and seeking balance is a way of life.

Our Core Values: In addition to the values set forth in our vision and core purpose, we value and are committed to:
Compassion – We act with empathy, respect, kindness and understanding.
Cooperation – We acknowledge, encourage and support each other within the department, across the division and community.
Development – We challenge and support ourselves and others to learn, grow, and improve personally and professionally.
Equity and Inclusion – We commit to creating a safe and welcoming environment where everyone belongs.
Excellence – Our energy, expertise and investment is evident in the exceptional quality of our services, programs and facilities.
Fun – We infuse playfulness and positive energy into what we do.
Integrity – We are accountable, responsible, transparent and honest. We strive to do the right thing. Stewardship – We expect ourselves and others to act responsibly with the human experience and all resources.

The University of Oregon is one of the only large universities in the nation that administers a credit granting Physical Education curriculum within the administrative structure of campus recreation. Approximately 4,500 UO students take courses each term choosing from over 140 options. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation therefore provides a unique diversity of employment including both academic (activity course) teaching and recreation leadership opportunities.

Position Summary
The Department of Physical Education and Recreation is seeking qualified applicants for its open instruction pool. Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to three years. Course loads will be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Potential courses may include, but not limited to: Basketball, Volleyball, Mind-Body, Swimming, Personal Trainer Preparation, and Weight Training.

Instructor responsibilities include:Attend fall department orientation meetings and area specific training. Prepare and deliver class content according to set curriculum; implement the teaching progressions, strategies, techniques, and safety measures outlined by the course calendar; administer assignments and/or tests; follow the course syllabus; keep accurate attendance and performance records; ensure physical participation and help guide improvement through practice; assign grades and submit them online adhering to deadlines set by Office of the Registrar. Implement risk management and safety procedures in the classroom. Respond to department communications and follow through with assignments (work calendar, evaluation summary, etc) as requested. Understand and follow department and university policies that apply to the teaching appointment.

Instructors are expected to maintain area specific credentials and keep current in their area of specialty through workshops, conferences, training, networking, and/or reading; and will make themselves available to students before and after class where possible, in person, via email and/or phone. Space will be made available for student conference upon request.

PE instructors will be made aware of optional opportunities to serve within the department and across the University and may participate in shared governance in the department as outlined in the Physical Education Internal Governance policy document.

Instructors report directly to an Assistant Director, who reports to the Associate Director for Physical Education.

Minimum Requirements
• One year of experience, demonstrated expertise, and/or certification in the hired area of instruction
• CPR and First Aid certification or the ability to obtain prior to the start of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelors Degree

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.

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 Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, 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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