Core Faculty School of Undergraduate Studies
The School of Undergraduate Studies (SUS) invites applications for a full-time core faculty member in interdisciplinary studies with academic background or emphases in natural or life sciences or ecology or environmental studies. The position is at the Assistant Professor level and starts in August 2013. SUS emphasizes integrated interdisciplinary study and team-teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum. Teaching in the undergraduate program allows faculty members the opportunity to exercise broad-ranging intellectual curiosity; to work collaboratively with colleagues and students in formulating interdisciplinary question and inquiries; to develop and implement curriculum that addresses multicultural issues; and to create inclusive learning environments for students and faculty members.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities of the core faculty will be to:
- 1. Co-teach one of the sections of the core curriculum. The BAC program offers a core curriculum that focuses on three themes over the course of three semesters:
- Semester One: Self and Society; Integral Learning; and Modern Perspectives
- Semester Two: Culture and Community; Knowledge and Inquiry; and Research and Writing
- Semester Three: Global Studies; Social Change; and Senior Project
- Develop and teach upper-division science general education courses (i.e., Watershed Ecology, Human Sexuality, Anatomy, Ecological Footprint)
- Advise and mentor students on academically related issues
- Participating in the School of Undergraduate Studies meetings and activities
- Review applications and serve on the admissions committee
- Participate in faculty council and serving on governance committees at CIIS.
We seek applications from individuals committed to innovative pedagogy, collaborative teaching, and curriculum development. The successful candidate should be able to help build intercultural understanding and demonstrate multicultural perspectives that can foster a diverse and inclusive community both inside and outside the classroom.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. with background in a relevant natural or life sciences discipline or interdisciplinary field with expertise in ecology or environmental studies. Minimum of two years college level teaching or directly relevant professional work experience combined with part-time teaching.
- Experience working in an interdisciplinary context
- Outstanding ability to teach adult students with a variety of learning styles
- Commitment to engaged pedagogy
- Demonstrated capacity and interest for collaborative teaching
- Experience with and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from diverse and underrepresented populations
- Experience with online education
- Experience with development and assessment of student learning outcomes
Or Masters degree in a relevant field with at least four years college level teaching experience or directly relevant professional work and teaching experience
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications; excellent benefits package.
Apply online at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of application
- 1—2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Please focus on (1) your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish an interdisciplinary studies education today; and (2) your multicultural experience and/or practice and how this relates to your teaching. The search committee will be particularly interested in how your experience affects both your commitment to and practice of teaching, rather than a scholarly essay on the importance of multiculturalism.
- Most recent examples of your scholarly and/or artistic work.
- Evaluations by students (if available)
- Three recent (no more than two years old) letters of recommendation.
Application deadline extended to Tuesday, January 22, 2013
For Questions Contact:
California Institute of Integral Studies
Michelle Eng, Director
School of Undergraduate Studies
CIIS is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff.