Position Description: The Public Policy Program of McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, seeks an experienced professional to teach classes to students on a part-time basis. The Program offers both the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees. It is the only program in the nation to offer these degrees within an ABA accredited law school. The design of the MPA and MPP curricula includes both law courses with JD students and public policy courses designed specifically for the two degrees. Consistent with the McGeorge JD program, the MPA and MPP programs are student-centered and emphasize developing professional competencies. The Program's adjunct faculty offer a wealth of practical experience and special expertise to our students, drawing on decades of professional experience and past graduate education. Adjunct professors are part-time, non-tenure/tenure track employees, contracted via mutually-signed offer letters, to teach specific classes during specific semesters (specific dates) as outlined in the offer letter.
The adjunct we are looking for fall 2020 is an experienced professional who can teach analytics for public managers. The course introduces students to the use of analytics in managing organizations and implementation of programs or policies. Course topics descriptive and inferential statistics to include: measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability and probability distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, contingency tables, correlation, simple regression, and an introduction to multivariate regression. Emphasis is given not only to statistical analyses but also to survey design, data collection, and presentation of analyses. Applicant must have experience in analyzing policy, program and organizational problems. Employment in future terms is possible, depending on success in teaching and program needs for adjunct professors.
Must hold a relevant graduate degree (e.g., MPP, PhD, DPA).
Must have substantial relevant professional experience, commonly a decade or more in managerial or executive roles, or similar experience.
Must communicate effectively.
Must maintain professional composure and demeanor at all times.
Must promote the vision, mission and core values of the school.
Prior teaching experience is desirable, but not essential. Must, however, demonstrate evidence of teaching potential.
Lead and function in an active change environment
Inspire excellence All adjunct faculty are expected to perform the following duties:
Complete all employment documentation and any required training, and submit employment documents such as signed offer letters in a timely manner.
Prepare for your course, which includes preparing the syllabus, selecting and submitting for printing any unique teaching materials, selecting books for student purchase, and preparing course materials and assessment/exam text. Syllabi include course descriptions, learning objectives, exam dates, teaching and exam policies, text and readings, and other policies and student deliverables.
Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning.
Adhere to all University and law school policies.
Teach the assigned course(s) as published in the Academic Schedule and noted in the offer letter, using pedagogical and other teaching methods fairly and effectively.
Track student attendance using tools provided, and refer students to the Administration if required for attendance and/or performance issues.
When appropriate, use the institutions learning management platforms (Canvas, etc.) to post assignments, syllabi and other reference materials, and to communicate with students.
Read submitted student work and assessments/exams, and provide written comments to students in a timely manner to provide feedback on performance.
Meet with students during office hours to provide individualized direction and assessment of progress.
In order to ensure the proper number of teaching hours is completed, work with Administration to schedule make-up classes for any cancelled classes.
Grade all exams, papers and other assignments as appropriate, and submit those grades per timelines to the Director, Public Policy Programs for review, and the to post grades to the Registrars Office for processing.
Review student-completed course evaluations conducted online at the end of each semester to analyze student perceptions of your teaching and to provide insight into possible teaching improvements.
Physical Requirements: Work Environment/Work Week/Travel Work entails travel in Sacramento, primarily at the Sacramento Campus. Work requires evening and/or weekend work to perform duties, based on class schedule.
Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.