Physical Demands Posting Details The Department is using this position announcement to build aqualified pool of instructors to fill teaching needs as theyarise.An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completionof a background screening.Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employmentauthorization will not be considered for this position.Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunityand prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability,gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin,race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, orany other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects ofthe employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring,training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, andtermination. Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree in Sociology or related field from a regionallyaccredited institution. Advertised: March 31, 2021Applications close: Minimum Qualifications Yes In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryvilleactively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in theirfields and have a passion for teaching. Adjunct faculty are anintegral part of the University’s learning community and teachcourses on-campus.The College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for anacademically/professionally qualified adjunct faculty member toteach Sociology undergraduate courses. NOTE: All coursesare taught face to face on Maryville’s campus in St. Louis,MO.Specifically, we are seeking individuals for the following coursesduring the Fall 2021 semester:Introduction to Sociology: Monday and Wednesday 8:00-9:15amIntroduction to Sociology: Monday and Wednesday 2:00-3:15pmSocial Problems: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:45 amEssential Job Functions/Responsibilities:• Teach assigned course as specified in the schedule and coursecontract.• Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with theUniversity’s mission, academic policies and procedures,expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).• Prepare essential learning objectives, lesson plans, andassignments. Develop course syllabus.• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes,teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectivelydeliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-worldapplications of concepts covered.• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, classassignments, group projects, etc.• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thoroughmanner (with 24-36 hrs.).• Establish office hours to provide additional assistance withstudent questions/concerns.• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging inthe course.• Additional duties as assigned. Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Job Summary/Basic Function • Doctorate with at least 15 graduate hours in Sociology from aregionally accredited institution.• Teaching experience and relevant experience in the field.
The water supply at the Maths and Philosophy faculties has been cut off this week in an alleged E. coli scare.Following a routine safety check, higher-thanusual levels of E. coli bacteria were found in the water in the Mathematical Institute and the Radcliffe Humanities buildings. Staff and students have been unable to wash their hands or drink the water in the buildings since the discovery was made.E. coli bacteria are found in human and animal faeces, and are one of the most common causes of gastrointestinal infections and diarrhoea. It is also a common source of food poisoning.An anonymous employee at the Maths Institute told The Oxford Times, “We came in this morning and they’ve all been warning employees that there might be E. coli in the water and it isn’t safe to drink.“Everyone here is really grumbling.”They added that bottles of water and hand sanitiser were being distributed in the common room.A University spokesperson said in a statement, “We routinely test the water in our buildings and a recent set of results showed higher bacteria levels than normal in the Mathematical Institute and Radcliffe Humanities buildings.“We immediately sought expert advice and, as a precaution, have provided bottled water for people working in the buildings.“All the staff have been advised not to drink tap water while we take measures to resolve the matter. We are continuing to test the water and will notify staff as soon as the situation is resolved.”The University water supply is managed privately, rather than by Thames Water.Speaking to Cherwell, a third-year Philosophy student commented, “You might say that an E. coli outbreak is a shitty situation.“That said, everyone here’s being quite philosophical about the whole thing.”