Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Comparative Racial and Ethnic Studies
Santa Clara University
Department, Program, Center: Ethnic Studies
Specialty or Subdiscipline: Comparative Racial and Ethnic Studies
College or School: College of Arts and Sciences
Purpose: The Ethnic Studies Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applicants for an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer position (fixed term, non-tenure track) commencing September 2017 in the field of Comparative Racial and Ethnic Studies. Candidates should be prepared to teach at least seven courses over three quarters and to provide support for the program's new stand-alone major as well as the existing companion major and minor. Candidate will need to teach a minimum of 2 courses per quarter in a three-quarter academic year. Courses taught may include, but are not limited to: Ethnic Studies 5: Introduction to the Study of Race and Ethnicity in the United States; Ethnic Studies 20: Introduction to African American Studies; Ethnic Studies 80: Introduction to the Study of Muslims and Arab Americans in the U.S.; Ethnic Studies 127: Race and Mass Incarceration. Because most of the courses currently offered in the department satisfy a University Core diversity requirement, the successful candidate will need to develop syllabi that fulfill the learning goals and objectives for this part of the Core, or may teach from previously approved syllabi. (https://www.scu.edu/provost/core/core-curriculum-overview/learning-goals/). Course assignments may change based upon program needs and selected candidate's experience.
Salary: Salary and benefits competitive. Benefits eligible.
Basic Qualifications: The following are required: Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or a related field; Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates; At least one year of relevant teaching experience. Applicants should also be aware of Jesuit educational philosophy, the social justice mission of the university, and the mission of the Ethnic Studies Program at Santa Clara University.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior teaching experience in Ethnic Studies; Experience mentoring and working with a diverse population of students
Responsibilities: 1. Develop and teach courses assigned, with a guaranteed course load of seven courses during the academic year with at least one course per quarter taught on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule and outside the peak classroom meeting times. 2. Demonstrate a command of the discipline and skill in presenting material effectively. 3. Assure that courses fulfill both program learning objectives and goals as well as core diversity learning objectives. 4. Regularly assess student learning through appropriate measures 5. Conduct all assigned class meetings and exams 6. Hold weekly office hours within the Ethnic Studies program 7. Assign grades that are an accurate and fair evaluation of student work and submit those grades to the Office of the Registrar by designated deadlines. 8. Administer numeric and narrative evaluations in all courses 9. Attend program faculty meetings. 10. Provide service to the program appropriate to the adjunct level. 11. Advise undergraduate students as assigned. 12. Support the implementation of the programs new major, along with the existing companion major and minor. 13. Attend and support program workshops and events when feasible. 14. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the program director or dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Work Authorization: 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.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must submit the following materials to be considered 1. Letter of Interest outlining qualifications and teaching experience 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Evidence of teaching excellence 5. Contact information for three references
Additional Information: Classes begin in late September but the successful candidate is expected to be available after September 1. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an eleventh week for final exams.
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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