College Nine at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Lecturer. College Nine maintains an ongoing pool of qualified, temporary instructors to teach sections of the College Nine Core Course, and/or regular 1, 2, or 5-unit college courses related to the college's theme, International and Global Perspectives. Courses at College Nine address topics such as globalization, migration, human rights, global crises, and the United Nations.
All College Nine frosh are required to enroll in the College Nine Core Course. This course is taught in seminars of 20-25 students that meet twice or three times per week. There is a particular emphasis on developing students' writing skills; students are required to write and revise several papers. Instructors also meet with students individually, provide feedback on students' writing, prepare letter grade assessments of students' performance, and carry out other instructional duties. Please note that all instructors of the Core Course use similar syllabi with the same reading and writing assignments.
Current regular college courses include a 1-unit global issues colloquium with an emphasis on China, and a 2-unit Model United Nations course.
SALARY: Starting salary is $6,127-$8,657 per 5-unit course, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in a discipline relevant to international studies and/or writing such as anthropology, cultural studies, economics, environmental studies, history, political science, sociology, rhetoric, or writing composition. Past experience in university-level teaching, either as an instructor or a graduate student teaching assistant.
POSITION AVAILABLE: In the fall quarter for the Core Course, and as openings occur for college courses, contingent upon available funding.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application (addressing the basic qualifications); a curriculum vitae; teaching evaluations; and three confidential letters of recommendation.*
Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
CLOSING DATE: Ongoing. As this is an ongoing recruitment, applicants must update their files every three years if they are interested in remaining in the pool.
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