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Adjunct Instructor of Rock Climbing

Posting ID 113854
Department Recreational Services/Student Life
Jobcode Adjunct Instructor
Working Title Adjunct Instructor of Rock Climbing

Lifetime Leisure Skills Department

Adjunct Instructor of Rock Climbing

Position Description

Description of Position

Instruct, guide, and evaluate students enrolled in the LLS:1200 Introduction to Rock Climbing course.


  • Develop curriculum and provide course materials for instruction, including: readings, syllabus, handouts, projects, papers, tests, and hands-on activities
  • Demonstrate and model correct technique and best practices
  • Promote general safety and welfare of students
  • Evaluate students on their ability to demonstrate/replicate technical skills taught throughout the course
  • Request, organize, load/unload and properly care for and maintain equipment
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and developmental feedback to teaching assistants
  • Drive passenger vehicles to and from field locations (may include driving a trailer)
  • Respond to student emails/communications in a prompt and professional manner
  • Assign grades to students upon completion of the course


Relevant education and experience in rock climbing; technical proficiency in anchor building, top rope climbing, and lead climbing (sport – single pitch); proficiency in proper use and care of climbing and climbing related equipment; previous experience in instruction of rock climbing

Must be comfortable working at heights up to – and, potentially, in excess of – 50 vertical feet

Must be able to lead climb (sport) a single pitch of 5.8 or higher in difficulty

Wilderness First Aid certification or higher (or ability to obtain prior to courses beginning)

CPR/First Aid/AED certification or higher (or ability to obtain prior to courses beginning)

Effective Communication Skills:
Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Demonstrated leadership skills.

Collaboration and Embracing Diversity:
Basic knowledge of and ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Proven record of supporting and encouraging diversity in class and in the workplace.
Ability to instruct and lead a diverse group of students.

Successfully pass a criminal background check.

Successfully pass a driving history review and complete required driver safety courses.

Ability to use independent judgement and possess strong problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in outdoor recreation, recreation management/administration, or related field of study

Relevant experience teaching in a post-secondary setting and coordinating academic course curricula

Advanced to Expert level experience in practicing and teaching rock climbing

Single Pitch Instructor certification from a reputable agency such as AMGA or PCIA

Wilderness First Responder certification from a reputable agency such as WMI of NOLS, WMA, or SOLO

Application Instructions Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to
Ad Start Date 08/10/2018
Ad End Date 08/15/2018