The Department of Civil Engineering seeks applications for quarterly adjunct lecturers (QALs) for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Santa Clara University operates on a quarter system. Each quarter (fall, winter, and spring) is 10 weeks long, with an extra week for final examinations. Undergraduate classes are offered either two times a week or three times a week, Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday/Friday for 1 hour 5 minutes per session or 1 hour 40 minutes and are typically four units. Teaching for labs meeting once a week is also desired. Graduate classes are typically held during the 7:10-9:00 a.m., 5:10-7:00 p.m., and 7:10-9:00 p.m. time slots.
QALs are allowed to teach up to 4 course equivalencies (CEs) per academic year with no more than 2 CEs in any particular quarter. Additionally, QALs are allowed to teach an additional 2 CEs during the summer terms.
Generally, course equivalencies are:
UNDERGRADUATE: 4 unit lecture = 1 CE 1 unit lab = 0.5 CE 1 unit lab with a teaching assistant (TA) = 0.25
GRADUATE: 4 unit lecture = 1 CE 2 unit lecture = 0.66 CE
$1,600 per unit (lecture courses are generally 2 or 4 units)
Earned graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Civil Engineering, or a closely related field. At a minimum, candidates should hold a Master's degree with equivalent experience.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and/or graduate level.
Teach one or more undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Civil Engineering, including:
1. Prepare and conduct all assigned class meetings; 2. Assign and evaluate/grade student work appropriately; 3. Be available to students for consultation outside of class; 4. Assign student grades appropriately and submit them on time to the Office of Student Records; 5. Conduct course assessments as required by the department; and 6. Follow departmental procedures regarding employment of graders and comply with university and school policies, including those delineated in the School of Engineering Term Faculty Handbook (http://cms.scu.edu/engineering/graduate/faculty/Faculty-Resource.cfm)
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