Stevenson College: College 1 Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)
Stevenson College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time lecturers to teach sections of Stevenson College 1, the first course of UCSC's Academic Literacy Curriculum. College 1 is a required core course designed to help students develop academic and civic proficiency in reading and critical thinking. Students will develop understanding of academic ethos and habits of mind and practice that are tied to a sense of belonging and academic success. This course prepares students for success in other UCSC courses. There is no placement exam for College 1; enrollment in this course is not tracked by proficiency in reading, writing, or critical thinking.
Instructors meet with a seminar of about thirty students two or three times per week and present material from an established syllabus; assign and evaluate student work; meet with students in small groups; prepare grades, which may include narrative evaluations of student performance; hold weekly office hours; and carry out other typical instructional duties.
Stevenson College 1 explores questions about society and the individual. Is there a human nature? Does civilization constrain or enhance that nature? What role should religion play in a society? How do we find (or create) meaning? What counts as a good argument for or against any particular view of the relationship between the individual and society? The course challenges and expands a student's perspective on 'self' and 'society' and the interactions between the two by drawing upon texts that have shaped and questioned what selves and societies ought to be. Readings include religious writings, philosophy, political theory, social criticism, as well as autobiography.
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:
Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree).
Demonstrated record of working effectively with students from a wide range of social, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
Familiarity with current theory and research in critical and analytical reading.
Familiarity with current theory and research in philosophy, political theory, religious writings, social criticism, and/or autobiography.
A minimum of two years' experience teaching critical and analytical reading, thinking and/or writing at a four-year college or university.
ACADEMIC TITLE Lecturer
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment to more than one section of this course is possible.
Master's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) at the time of application; or a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) and completion of at least one year of a Ph.D. program at the time of application; or a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) and at least two years' teaching experience at the college level at the time of application.
Experience teaching critical and analytical reading, thinking, and/or writing at the college level.
POSITION AVAILABLE Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters). Appointments may also be made during Summer Session.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Reference Requirement Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation*(a minimum of two are required and a maximum of three will be accepted). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through July 1, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning fall quarter 2020 through fall quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
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