Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
Santa Clara University
Department, Program, Center: Theatre and Dance
Specialty or Subdiscipline: Cultures & Ideas core courses
College or School: College of Arts and Sciences
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic University in Silicon Valley, seeks to fill a one year fixed-term Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer position (non-tenure-track) to teach six courses: three distinct two-course themed sequences in theatre for first year students referred to as Cultures & Ideas courses in the University core. Candidate should be able to teach both of the two approved syllabi listed below. Candidate should indicate which themed sequence they prefer teaching twice in order to fulfill a load of six courses.
Each sequence is a two-quarter, themed sequence designed for first year students. The quarters are 10 weeks long, with an 11th week for final examinations.
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When God Was A Woman: She Who Is
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Salary: $45,780 - $48,600 over the academic year (based on 6-course load)
MFA or PhD in theatre required. Two years of teaching at the university level required or commensurate experience. Commitment to teaching theatre within a liberal arts context required.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
1. Teach six courses (three Cultures and Ideas sequences) using following two approved topics over three quarters in a manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively:Course Times:
a. Tues/Thurs 12:10pm 1:50pm Fall and Winter
b. Tues/Thurs 8:30am 10:10am Winter and Spring
c. Tues/Thurs 3:50pm 5:30pm Winter and Spring.Courses that are approved for the University Core must be taught from an approved syllabus. The successful candidate may use a previously-approved syllabus or may work with the chair to design an appropriate syllabus for timely submission to the relevant University Faculty Core Curriculum Committee2. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with assigned courses, including:
a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way;
b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;
c. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;
d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;
f. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties such as attending faculty meetings or department special events, as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.
Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
Close Date: 4/17/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit: 1. Letter of Interest specifying teaching experience germane to course subjects and preference for specific C and I sections, 2. CV 3. Evidence of teaching excellence 4. Contact information for two references.Please contact David Popalisky [email@example.com], Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance with any questions.
Course Descriptions:DeColonial Narratives:(De)colonial Narratives explores examples of the contemporary and historical cultural experience of Colonialism in the Americas through various forms of narrative. This course seeks to examine such topics as colonial exploitation, religious conversion, collective memory and historical trauma, cultural survival, political activism, decolonization and social justice from the perspectives of indigenous and mestizo peoples who were/are colonized as well as from the perspectives of the European and Euro- American colonizers. Through analysis of scholarly articles and books, literature, and personal and historical narratives, the first of this two-part course will introduce the concepts of colonization, cultural imperialism and explore strategies and examples of cultural endurance and political resistance in preparation for the second quarters analysis of works of cultural representation on these themes.(De)colonial Narratives II explores examples of the contemporary and historical cultural experience of Colonialism in the Americas through various forms of narrative. This course seeks to examine such topics as colonial exploitation, religious conversion, collective memory and historical trauma, cultural survival, political activism, decolonization and social justice from the perspectives of indigenous and mestizo peoples who were/are colonized as well as from the perspectives of the European and Euro- American colonizers. The second of this two-part course will deepen students understanding of the aforementioned topics by analyzing works of cultural representation such as literature, drama, music, art, poetry, and performance culture alongside of relevant scholarly writing. Students will explore the works as they relate to history, memory, struggle, survival and the process of decolonization.When God Was A Woman: She Who IsI The anthropological and historical study of matriarchal cultures which contributed to the formation of many cultures. The course will look at the second creation story in Genesis of the Hebrew Bible, the story of Adam and Eve, to study its impact on our culture.The course further explores five plays from Ancient Greece to gain awareness of its influence on world culture. The course concludes the first course with a contemporary fictional look at the life of Dinah, the daughter of Abraham. Other readings as well as several films from a variety of sources will give increased understanding of the contemporary relevance of ancient stories and aid our understanding of world culture.II The second course begins with a study of Jesus through the lens of his mother, Mary. It will explore Jesus treatment of women and look at some of the other women he encountered and befriended in his life. Students also explore various aspects of Mary in art and in world culture.The course then addresses the medieval era by looking at the person of Joan of Arc leading toward a discussion of the phenomenon of witch trials in the Middle Ages. Students view two films and read a contemporary play, Zabillet, on the trial that vindicated Joan of Arc. The course next addresses the Renaissance by reading Shakespeares Macbeth, and watching a modem film version of the play, paying particular attention to the characters of the witches and of Lady Macbeth, as well as the political situation in England which inspired the play. Continuing the theme of witchcraft, students read The Crucible and study the human propensity for manipulation and scapegoating which inspired Arthur Miller. The course then turns to a contemporary exploration of the situation of women all around the world by reading the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Half the Sky, by two New York Times reporters. Overall the course accesses prehistory to look at women in ancient civilizations and then takes a wide-angle lens look at women worldwide, exploring their education, economics, healthcare, and the realities of trafficking, rape, and honor-killing. The course concludes with a last look at the feminine divine in contemporary theology. Other readings as well as films will give increased understanding of womens lives worldwide.
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About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
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