Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking part time instructors for the non-credit program, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. A program specifically for adults over 50 looking for an opportunity to expand their horizons, learn in an engaging environment, and meet new friends, OLLI-RU is a unique learning community situated within the Division of Continuing Studies. The instructor course materials range from academic subjects to skills and activities. We encourage a variety of teaching formats, including facilitated discussions of books, films or ideas; informational lectures, hands-on instruction; and field trips. Instructors may teach in one or more of the following areas (but not limited to):
Art Art History Computer Science Contemporary Issues Crafts Environmental Science Film Studies History Music Music History Philosophy Photography Poetry Political Science Psychology Science- Biology, Physiology, Astronomy etc. Writing
The position will be responsible for course creation and content delivery during the Spring program. Courses meet for 90 minutes once a week throughout New Jersey.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Requires at least two years of instructional experience. Also requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Requires experience instructing hiring unit's relevant program content. Success in this position will be measured through attendance, course evaluations, and class member engagement.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Individual will have knowledge of classroom management, adult learning, and effective communication/facilitation techniques. We are an inclusive learning community, and classroom spaces should reflect that, regardless of subject matter.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be willing to travel since classes are offered throughout New Jersey.
Posting Number: 20FA0028
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 109192
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.