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Pro Tem Instructor - Open Pool

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Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Other, Student Life/Services, Instruction

Department: Physical Education and Recreation
Rank: Instructor
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, 2023, with screening as positions become available and continue until positions are filled.

For full consideration, applicants must apply online by submitting the following:
1. Cover letter identifying your area of expertise
2. Resume and copies of relevant certifications
3. Names and contact information for three professional references

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

Department Summary

The Physical Education and Recreation Department (PE and Rec) plays a vital role at the University of Oregon in educating, engaging, and inspiring the campus community to live active, balanced lives! As part of the Division of Student Life, we expand learning beyond the classroom and facilitate positive experiences to support physical, emotional, and social wellbeing, as well as student success. We actively cultivate a safe, inclusive, and accessible environment at the Student Rec Center that honors diverse needs and encourages people of all abilities and backgrounds to participate.

PE and Rec offers world-class facilities, a long tradition of curricular-based physical education classes, and a growing and diverse set of programs, but what really sets the department apart is the culture co-created by the people who work here. We are committed to equity, inclusion, and social justice and foster a diverse and culturally aware community. PE and Rec team members are cooperative and collaborative, both within and outside the department, and we strive for excellence in everything we do for our community. We demonstrate integrity in our interactions and challenge each other to continually grow and develop. We also can’t fail to mention that we have a lot of fun together!

We encourage candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive environments, work effectively on teams, and serve an increasingly diverse University of Oregon campus community.

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, Fitness 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.

Professional Competencies

• Effective communication skills.
• Proficiency with software applications for email, word processing, and reporting.
• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
• Understanding of best practices in physical education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Evidence of a commitment to student learning and development.
• Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development and instruction.
• Demonstrated knowledge of risk management.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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 Civil Rights Compliance, 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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