Rachel Carson College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for Lecturer positions in its non-core undergraduate courses, especially in the area of Sustainability Studies and Science. The theme of the College is Environment and Society (see http://rachelcarson.ucsc.edu/) and most of these classes focus on one aspect or another of social and ecological sustainability, from the social science, natural science, and engineering perspectives. These courses are interactive, involving both classroom instruction and hands-on experiential learning.
The ideal candidate will have both instructional and occupational experience in relevant fields and areas, be willing to work with and mentor enthusiastic and dedicated students and student groups, and be committed to increasing diversity in the Green Economy. The successful candidates must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and number of course units taught per quarter.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree; or Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years professional and/or teaching experience in areas related to Sustainability Studies and Science such as renewable energy policy, regulation, and technology; urban agriculture and permaculture; water issues and conservation; household consumption and practices; green building and landscape design; and urban transportation planning.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Business and research experience a plus.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: As openings occur. Appointments are contingent upon availability of funding.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application with a description of courses qualified to teach, curriculum vitae or resume, summary of background and experience in relevant fields of teaching, three confidential letters of recommendation*, and one writing sample if available. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm
CLOSING DATE: Ongoing. As this is an ongoing recruitment, applicants must update their application materials every two years if they are interested in remaining in the pool.
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