The Department of Applied Mathematics 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. 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 mathematics or a related field.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching mathematics and its applications to engineering students at the undergraduate level and/or graduate level.
A. Teach one or more undergraduate or graduate courses in applied mathematics, including:
1. Prepare for and conduct all assigned class meetings (undergraduate courses between 8 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. three days per week; graduate courses before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. once or twice per week); 2. Assign and evaluate student work appropriately; 3. Be available to students for consultation outside of class; and 4. Assign student grades appropriately and submit them on time to the Office of Student Records.
B. Fulfill other instructional or academic duties as assigned by the Chair of Applied Mathematics or by the Dean of Engineering, including:
1. Consult with the Chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics about course content and other matters as appropriate; 2. Submit an electronic copy of each examination and each syllabus (including approved expected learning outcomes) each quarter to the Chair of Applied Mathematics; 3. Submit a photocopy of an appropriate sample of each student's work in each course that is being evaluated officially during the 2016-2017 academic year as part of the department's ongoing assessment efforts; and 4. Follow departmental procedures regarding employment of graders and complying 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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