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Non Senate Instructional Lecturer - California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)

Application Window

Open date: March 10th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Mar 29, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) offers a pre-collegiate academic summer residential program, the California State Summer School in Mathematics and Science (COSMOS),

The primary objective of the COSMOS program is to advance high school students’ interest in math and science through challenging, engaging course work and life in a residential university (program is completely virtual due to COVID-19) The COSMOS program is intended to motivate prospective scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to actively participate in the business and higher educational sectors of the State of California. Teacher Fellows serve as the pedagogical bridge between high school student learning and university faculty teaching. They directly participate in all online classroom sessions. Teacher Fellows are trained to teach the COSMOS Science Communication Course curriculum, which teaches students oral and written presentation skills, review and interpretation of scientific research and final group project preparation. Teacher Fellows may consult with faculty on course design, provide supplemental instruction, mentor students and supervise course projects. Teacher Fellows work with motivated high school students, form relationships with university researchers and scientists, have exposure to distinguished guest speakers sharing cutting-edge research and gain access to university resources. Eleven academic clusters serve a total of ~250 students.

The COSMOS Program has multiple opportunities for temporary, non-tenured track lecturer (Unit 18) positions. Position appointments may be for a duration of one to two sessions.

Candidates should possess a B.A. or B.S. in a field of math or science, or relevant expertise. Sensitivity to, and respect for, high achieving students; experience teaching high school students; familiarity with the team teaching and the inquiry-based learning aspect of the program; and enthusiasm for forming partnerships with university researchers are all preferred.

Duties include the following:

Serve as a pedagogical bridge between high school student learning & university faculty teaching.
Consult with faculty, research scientists, and graduate students on course design.
Directly participate in all online classroom activities, laboratory demonstrations, and guest lecture presentations
Collaborate with other Teacher Fellows to design customized Science Communication curriculum
Assist students in the development of their team research project presentations.
Form relationships with university researchers and scientists.
Learn about current field research from distinguished guest speakers.
Access to state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. The search will remain open until the positions are filled.

To apply, submit a Curriculum Vitae, Contributions to Diversity Statement, and Statement of Teaching to: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02677

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Job location

La Jolla, CA