Fall 2023 First Year Seminar Part-Time and Temporary Lecturers
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 4096790
Fall 2023 First Year Seminar Part-Time and Temporary Lecturers Faculty Advancement and Student Success
Location: San Diego Open Date: Apr 12, 2023
Description The director of General Studies in the Office for Faculty Advancement and Student Success is accepting applications for its pool of part-time and temporary lecturers to teach one or more courses as part of its First Year Seminar (FYS).
All new first-year students will enroll in GENS 100 (1 unit) or similar course. These one-day-a-week, 50-minute sections are offered M-F from 8 AM to 4 PM. All sections will be taught in-person. Please visit the First Year Seminar (FYS) website for more information about the program.
We are seeking candidates with the following competencies or dispositions:
Understanding of the experience of the transition from high school to a large public university.
Student Success-Centered: Committed to student success in and out of the classroom, framing the classroom as a space to raise questions, explore ideas, and to cultivate understanding and intentional practices for individual, group, and community success.
Equity-Minded: Ability to create an inclusive space that is welcoming to the actual students in the class; students who may represent many identities, geographies, races, gender identities, LGBTQ+ communities, socio-economic backgrounds, religious practices, etc. and to prepare students for the experience of a vibrant and diverse learning community.
Ability to teach a pre-designed curriculum, connect it to student experiences, and bring the content to life.
Ability to build a welcoming culture in the learning environment across the duration of the semester; some skill/experience facilitating group discussions; presenting materials.
Knowledge of the Canvas Learning Management System: Class materials will be accessed via Canvas and student assignments will be submitted and graded in the Canvas LMS.
Commitment to a timely turnaround for graded assignments and responding to student emails/messages, and administrative requests.
Qualifications Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in Higher Education, Post-Secondary Education, Student Affairs, Educational Leadership, Academic Advising, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related fields with teaching experience at the university level; experience in individualized instruction; sensitivity to underrepresented populations in the university preferred.
A current C.V. or resume that includes your personal phone and email information.
A letter of application addressing the FYS instructor Competencies and/or Dispositions (a 'cover letter' 2-page maximum).
3 references that can discuss the candidates instructional success or potential; or 1 reference and and 2 recent lower division course evaluations
Available to work schedule for Fall 2023. A two-day instructor training in August (week of August 17-18) and a weekly staff meeting during the fall semester (Monday or Tuesday at 12 noon) are required job duties of the part-time and temporary lecturer appointments.
Salary commensurate with credentials and experience, according to University policy.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. Thus, SDSU seeks applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
The salary schedule information for the Lecturer - Academic Year Classification is available based on the following ranges:
The anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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