Adjunct Faculty GE Job at University of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA

  • University of Silicon Valley
  • San Jose, CA

Job Description

Job Details

Job Location: University of Silicon Valley - San Jose, CA

Position Type: Part Time

Education Level: Graduate Degree

Salary Range: $3,000.00 - $4,500.00 Salary

Travel Percentage: None



Transfer knowledge including theory, practical skills, methods, and techniques. Impart practical application of principles, techniques, and software. Other aspects of teaching include; academic advising, supervision of instructional activities, such as cooperative work experiences, internships, and practice; instructional management, tutoring; curriculum and course development; and creation of teaching and instructional materials.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach several classes per semester
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement.
  • Ensure curriculum and syllabi are up to date and all classes have relevant materials through program review
  • Maintain regular office hours outside of instructional time
  • Participate in department meetings and student success initiatives
  • Participate in program learning assessment
  • May participate in Faculty Senate and Senate Committees
  • Assist in maintaining a pool of prospective adjunct instructors and part-time faculty
  • Build and maintain community and industry relationships, including project partnerships, student opportunities
  • Maintain industry knowledge
  • Maintain teaching and learning skills by attending faculty development sessions and events
  • Other duties as assigned


Master’s Degree in Related Field OR Bachelor’s Degree with equivalent experience. Bachelor’s degree is only acceptable with extensive industry experience.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working at a professional level with practical domain-specific experience.
  • Teaching experience in an academic or professional setting is preferred.


  • Ability to work with and help students succeed in the courses
  • Knowledge of Canvas Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Strong technology skills pertaining to teaching and learning.
  • Ability to collect and analyze information
  • Competent in a wide variety of tools, techniques, and methods related to their field.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Ability to work with others in a collegial and productive manner.

EEO Statement

USV is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Americans with Disabilities Act institution. We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging. USV encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Working conditions

This job operates in an academic environment, on-ground, hybrid, and/or online with extensive people interaction. Classes may be scheduled at night, during the day, as well as on weekends.

Physical requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit or stand for long periods; use hands and reach with hands and arms for such activities as keyboarding.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities are subject to change at any time.

Job Tags

Part time, Work experience placement, Internship, Night shift, Weekend work,

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