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Kresge College: College 1 Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

Company: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Kresge College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of lecturers to teach sections of 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.
Students in Kresge College 1 Academic Literacy and Ethos: Power and Representation examine contemporary nonfiction and creative work in varied media that reflect social and institutional practices related to power and representation. Readings focus on individuals' and communities' struggles to represent and constitute themselves in the United States.
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 academic literacy and discourse pedagogy, or related topics.
  • Research or teaching experience in visual or aural culture, the arts, literature, performance studies, or media studies.

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

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