Lecturer- Dimensions of Culture Writing Program, Thurgood Marshall College
Part time non-tenure track lectureships with the Dimensions of Culture Writing Program with Thurgood Marshall College, UC San Diego, will be available for the 2017-18 academic year. Appointments vary from one to three quarters. Instructors will teach one (or more) of the lower or upper division DOC courses. Our ideal candidate will have a Ph.D., M.F.A., or other terminal degree in a pertinent field, solid teaching experience at the University level, and demonstrated strong leadership or commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.
*Teaching evaluations may be requested if the applicant is selected as a top candidate.
Thurgood Marshall College at the University of California, San Diego is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applications from candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment. Thurgood Marshall College, formerly known as Third College, was founded in 1970 in a period of transformative social change in the United States and the world. From its beginning, the college has enriched the lives of undergraduates with a commitment to the development of young people as both professionals and engaged citizens. In 1993, the college was named in honor of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Justice Marshall is well known for his dedication to educational opportunity for all, civil rights, freedom of speech, women's rights, and the right to privacy.
Thurgood Marshall's Writing Program, Dimensions of CultureDiversity, Justice, and Imagination (DOC), challenges students to develop a historically grounded understanding of the diverse experiences that have shaped U.S. culture. The distinctive core sequence, which serves as the centerpiece of the general education requirements, emphasizes a deep examination of American society. DOC is designed to be an interdisciplinary curriculum that explores the promise of the nation's founding ideals juxtaposed to collective struggles to realize those ideals for all communities. The year-long Dimensions of Culture Program introduces TMC students to major issues in the history of the United States with an emphasis on the tension between the nation's founding principles and the inequality and lack of opportunity experienced by various groups over time.
successive waves of immigration
the formation of stratifications based on gender, class, 'race,' religion, and other categories
the social movements that struggled to fulfill the founding ideals
the role of institutions in the delivery of justice and equity, and
the cultural production that has been shaped by these issues.
All three courses in the lower-division DOC sequence provide undergraduate students with a critical language that allows them to analyze social problems in an intelligent and grounded fashion. In addition to attending core curriculum faculty lectures, students will participate in small discussion sections led by graduate student Teaching Assistants.
AA-EOE: 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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
San Diego, CA
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