Rachel Carson College: College 1 Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)
Rachel Carson College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time lecturers to teach sections of Rachel Carson 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.
This position requires familiarity with on-line teaching methods as courses may be offered on-line for the 20-21 Academic Year. 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.
Rachel Carson College 1's theme is Environment & Society, with a specific thematic focus on relationships among the environments, histories and creation of California and the UCSC campus.
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.
Background in environmental studies and/or environmental science.
Experience teaching freshman composition courses.
Familiarity with environmental fiction as well as more scholarly materials, research, and writing on California.
Ability to teach in an interdisciplinary fashion with sensitivity to the needs and concerns of proposed STEM majors.
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 of 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 Contingent upon availability of funding. The College 1 course is only offered during the fall quarter of each academic year; approximate service period is late September through mid-December.
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.
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