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P/T Instructor for Gerontology

Dixie State University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Human Development and Family Studies
Salary: See Position Description

Location: St. George, UT

Job Type: Part-Time Instructor

Division: College of Education

Job Number: 22GAD926-2

Position Announcement

This is a job announcement for a part-time instructor in the Dixie State University (DSU) Family Studies and Human Development (FSHD) Department for Spring Semester 2022. The department needs an instructor to teach a course in Gerontology entitled, "Death and Dying". This course is an online, asynchronous class. It is taught from a family-centered, life-span perspective and is part of a Gerontology Certificate program. It is a junior-level course.

Descriptions of courses within the department are found online at:; information about the department can be found online at:

  • Teach courses as assigned, under the direction of the Dean/Department Chair. A course catalog by major, division, and discipline is found online at: https://catalog Preference will be given to those who have experience with and can teach online courses.
  • Consult with/advise students enrolled in assigned courses.
  • Attend and/or complete required training by the University (usually assigned in your first-semester teaching, then annually thereafter), as well as completing any additional trainings, as needed and determined by the department.
  • Abide by all applicable executive orders, federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, as well as University policies and procedures relating to part-time instructors and general campus employment.
  • Doctorate in Family Studies, Human Development or Gerontology or similar field required.
  • Experience working in the area of Death and Dying preferred.
  • Must be a resident of Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Texas, or Nebraska.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of course content required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively teach students with varied academic and cultural backgrounds, using a variety of instructional methods and apply best practices in the discipline.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups.
  • Ability to use student-centered instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Ability to motivate students and competently evaluate student progress and achievement.
  • Teaching experience in higher education preferred.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Part-time instructor position, paid at $800 per credit hour and governed by University Policies 631 and 638. Free access to Employee Assistance Program thru Blomquist-Hale and HPC Fitness Center/Recreation facilities on­ campus; no other benefits. Fall Semester 2021 starts on Monday, August 23.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications are reviewed upon receipt; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University. 

Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law. 

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury -, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco -, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


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