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University of San Francisco
  • Position Number: 3201673
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education

Adjunct Faculty Member in Research Methods
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Adjunct Faculty Member in Research Methods

Job Summary:
The University of San Francisco (USF) is a private, urban University with a global perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. The core mission of the University is to promote learning in the Jesuit tradition. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed and the values and sensitivity necessary to serve others. The University draws from the cultural, intellectual, and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and its location on the Pacific Rim to enrich and strengthen its educational programs.

At the School of Education our faculty, staff and students are scholars and social justice advocates engaged within the diverse San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The school's mission is to act collectively and leverage our resources in ways that are driven by our Jesuit mission and responsive to our constituents' needs. We work with our diverse students to offer courses, support, and curriculum that meets their needs as full-time educators and advocates in the region.

The General Education Department oversees the general education core for the doctoral programs in the School of Education. These courses provide development of foundational and methodological perspectives for examining and studying issues in education for students across departments in the School of Education. A list of general education course offerings can be found on the School of Education website at:

We are currently seeking individuals who can contribute to our diverse learning environment through teaching courses in general education. For fall 2019, we are specifically seeking individuals who can teach GEDU 708 Research Methods.

Full Job Description:

Selected candidates will be hired as adjunct faculty in the School of Education. Hired faculty will be responsible for the full development and teaching of a doctoral-level research methods course, as assigned, and working collaboratively to fulfill the desired outcomes of the socially-just centered research methods core. Faculty are to ensure course content be rigorous to adequately prepare students to utilize research methods in their own work places as well as in their scholarly research endeavors in ways that advance justice in education specifically and society as a whole. Faculty are to teach within the teaching weekend schedule and provide support to students between class meetings.


Candidates should meet the following qualifications:
  • Hold an earned doctorate in Educational Psychology, Quantitative Methods, Measurement, Learning and Instruction, Educational Policy, Social Justice Education, or related field. (ABD applicants will be considered)
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to social justice in education and research
  • Currently hold or have held teaching positions in higher education settings (preferred).
  • Previously taught doctoral students and/or students who work full-time while in school (preferred).

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The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the worlds most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a students passion for social justice and a desire to "Change the World From Here." For more information, visit

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