College Ten at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time lecturers to teach sections of College Ten 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.
College Ten College 1's theme of Social Justice and Community considers the injustices that many people confront in their lives and possible policies for addressing social, political, and economic inequalities. Topics covered in the course include race, class, gender, sexual identity, poverty, inequality, and environmental justice. Students critically reflect on their own socialization and positionality, and interrogate institutional practices and structures.
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.
Educational expertise in the humanities and social sciences (for example, disciplines such as anthropology, history, sociology, ethnic studies, politics), as well as non-governmental organization experience, documentary work, and other professional forums.