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Rachel Carson College: College 1 Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

Company: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Rachel Carson College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of 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 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 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" The specific thematic focus includes; the causes and consequences of environmental and social injustice, including environmental racism; an introduction to the relationships among the environments, histories, and creation of California; and an introduction to the environment, history, and creation of 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.

Keywords: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz , Rachel Carson College: College 1 Lecturer Pool (Ongoing), Other , Santa Cruz, California

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