Presidio Graduate School (PGS) educates and inspires a new generation of leaders in what have been described as the nation’s most innovative and respected graduate programs in sustainability. As Duff McDonald wrote in the New York Times, “if you want to change the world, go to Presidio Graduate School."
PGS’s programs emphasize curriculum integration, systems thinking, and experiential learning, as well as a focus on environmental sustainability and social justice in every course. Our faculty members are committed to teaching excellence, practice-oriented research, maintaining the vibrant PGS community, and building the field of sustainability and social justice leaders. PGS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
We are looking for adjunct faculty candidates that want to teach based in systems thinking, that brings together key aspects of environmental sustainability and social justice through problem-based learning to empower the next generation of business and public administration professionals.
The adjunct faculty will develop and teach assigned courses in fully online modality in Spring 2021 semester - starting on January 19, 2021.
We are seeking adjunct faculty to teach the Data Analytics course of the MBA Program in the Spring 2021 semester. The course description and learning objectives are in the Appendix.
Master's degree in a related discipline.
Critical understanding of the relationship between systems thinking, environmental sustainability, social justice, and business or civic leadership.
Relevant teaching experience or demonstrable ability to teach at the graduate level.
Experience in pedagogy of related courses in a reputable university in both online and in-person modalities.
PhD in a related discipline.
Evidence of thought leadership in systems thinking, environmental sustainability, social justice, and/or civic leadership.
Experience or demonstrable ability to develop and teach online courses and use online teaching platforms.
Relevant professional experience and demonstrable ability to integrate practice into applied teaching methodologies at the graduate level.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
General Teaching Responsibilities
Design and management of semester-length course, including 5 six-hour long teaching sessions and 8 evening webinars
Design and delivery of online learning content using the Canvas platform
Timely grading, evaluation, and feedback.
Holding weekly office hours – we are a “high-touch” program and view faculty accessibility as core to student success
Advising students on projects and coursework
Upholding academic standards of performance and integrity
Attend two online faculty meetings per semester
Participate in monthly faculty meetings (via conference call)
Participate in the integration of your course with the other courses at PGS
Candidates are invited to submit an application packet to email@example.com. Applications should include the following documents:
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References (references will not be contacted until after the first round of interviews)
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Teaching Portfolio including syllabi and/or a summary of teaching evaluations
Evidence of Professional Practice. Submit any one, or combination of the following: Portfolio of projects (pdf file), Personal or professional website, examples of published work (pdf file).
Presidio Graduate School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
We live in a world overwhelmed with data. How can we find the data we need, and how might we best make use of the data we have? This course challenges students to discover, evaluate, analyze, and utilize data to promote social justice and sustainability. We will learn where and how to find valuable data, how to perform basic statistical analyses on that data, and how to critically analyze the data and statistics we encounter and create. Data is in part powerful because of its ability to help us tell stories. To that end, in this course we will learn how to use quantitative data to create compelling narratives and tell the stories we need to bring about the changes we want to see in the world.
Course Learning Objectives
Learn the foundational concepts behind quantitative data analysis. Learn how to use such approaches to engage in research and to address social, political, and environmental questions.
Demonstrate how to attain and evaluate high-quality information relevant to addressing contemporary social, political, environmental and business problems/opportunities, and describe how such information is used to construct meaning and persuade strategies for change.
Analyze quantitative, data-driven arguments and detect weaknesses and opportunities for improvement in these arguments as well as the choice of tools used to make them.
Recognize the importance as well as the limits of quantitative methods in the study of society. Identify the ethical implications involved in creating, manipulating, and analyzing quantitative data.
Apply software tools to effectively analyze and visualize quantitative data and create compelling narratives.
Effectively discern enterprise contexts and frame issues and recommendations that are grounded in quantifiable particulars and acknowledge risks and uncertainty.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Presidio Graduate School
Founded in 2003, Presidio Graduate School (PGS) is an independent, values-driven graduate school offering MBA, MPA, and Dual MBA/MPA degree programs in Sustainable Solutions, along with Certificate Programs for professional development. All courses in the first of its kind curriculum integrate social justice, environmental responsibility, and systems thinking. Our world-class faculty academy of scholar-practitioners possess subject matter expertise across the full spectrum of sustainable management disciplines. With over 1800 business and public administration alumni at the forefront of the field, PGS is a global hub for sustainability innovation and regenerative impact, helping forge a new definition of the common good at the intersection of for-profit and for-benefit.