Open July 14th, 2014 through June 30th, 2017
Cowell College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Lecturer for Cowell Enhancement Courses. Enhancement courses operate under the general direction of the Cowell provost and are meant to augment or enhance general education requirements and disciplinary courses. These courses, designed and taught by the lecturer, offer students the opportunity for small, seminar-style classes at the college level. Applicants should be able to contribute to Cowell College's emphasis on social justice and community. Although trained in one discipline, applicants should be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary environment. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include the humanities, arts, social sciences or physical sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to design and/or teach one or more Enhancement courses. The Enhancement courses run alongside Cowell's Core Curriculum, which focuses on social justice, community outreach, and composition instruction.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and number of course units taught per quarter.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in hand at time of application; a demonstrated record of teaching in higher education; demonstrated record of teaching seminar-style classes within the last three (3) years; experience designing and teaching interdisciplinary courses.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Familiarity/experience with the Cowell Core course themes and texts; experience teaching rhetoric and composition; experience teaching Core at UCSC or equivalent at another institution of higher education. Core courses are general education courses that help develop critical thinking and writing skills necessary for success in university study.
POSITION AVAILABLE: As openings occur, contingent upon availability of funding.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a C.V., a letter of interest that addresses how you meet the basic and preferred qualifications, three sets of recent (3 years or less) teaching evaluations, two letters of reference*, and a sample syllabus for a 10-week long proposed course you would teach that addresses social justice. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00136
Refer to Position #JPF00136-15P in all correspondence.
*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: This is an ongoing pool and will remain open. As this is an ongoing pool, applicants must update their file every three years if they are interested in remaining in the pool.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.
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- Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
- Letter of Interest - Address how you meet the basic and preferred qualifications for the position
- Set of Recent Teaching Evaluations 1 - (3 years or less)
- Set of Recent Teaching Evaluations 2 - (3 years or less)
- Set of Recent Teaching Evaluations 3 - (3 years or less)
- Sample Syllabus - For a 10-week long proposed course you would teach that addresses social justice.
2 letters of reference required
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- Provide required information and documents
- If any, provide required reference information
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