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Associate Director, UC San Diego Revelle College Humanities Program (Academic Coordinator II - FY/ Lecturer)

Position overview

Position title: Academic Coordinator II – FY / Lecturer
Salary range: $72,015 - $75,542

Application Window

Open date: February 7th, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 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: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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 Humanities Program is a core text and writing program that offers five interdisciplinary, chronologically arranged courses in the literature and thought of the Western tradition to undergraduates in Revelle College at University of California San Diego. The program emphasizes the development of skills in critical thinking and formal, persuasive writing.

Position Overview

As Academic Coordinator, the incumbent would serve as Associate Director (AD), responsible for the day-to-day oversight and administration of the Humanities Program, including program planning, which includes obtaining resource planning, curriculum development, implementation, assessment, and strategic vision. This requires communication and collaboration with other College units, including Academic Advising and Student Affairs, to integrate the curricular and co-curricular aspects of College life. The AC must also work closely with UCSD faculty, UCSD programs, and off-campus partners to develop the Program, this includes coordination with the Writing Hub, the Engaged Teaching Hub, Analytic Writing Program, and the office of Academic Integrity, to ensure that students have the necessary resources for succeeding in their HUM courses. The AD is also responsible for increasing visibility and understanding of the program on campus as well as within the region. As a Lecturer, the AD is expected to teach three large-enrollment courses in the program per academic year.

This is a fiscal-year (12-month) appointment with eligibility for continued appointment per UC guidelines. The Academic Coordinator appointment is eligible for reappointment and merit every 2 years. The Lecturer appointment is eligible for reappointment annually. While appointment percentage for each appointment may vary based on teaching load, the combined percentage will always total 100%.

Functions: Program Administration, Development and Assessment

  • Academic program planning and development, focusing on curriculum and writing skills
  • Implement new tools and other innovations in collaboration with program faculty, staff, and TAs
  • Design, review, and assess all writing assignments in collaboration with program faculty and staff
  • Evaluate and assess academic program activities and functions, including WASC accreditation
  • Develop policies that govern writing instruction and assignments in collaboration with program faculty, staff, and instructional assistants
  • Collaborate and build relationships with campus services and departments related to undergraduate instruction, graduate student education and employment, and other areas as needed
  • Mediate strategies for identifying and supporting the academic progress of students of concern between students, TAs, and the College’s Student of Concern Team
  • Adjudicate student grade challenges in consultation with the instructor of record; communicate with Academic Integrity Office regarding university policies and best practices; investigate potential violation of academic integrity by students
  • Coordinate, review, and interview new staff and instructor hires
  • Troubleshoot technology-related problems by serving as liaison between instructors, Ed Tech Services, and off-campus tech-related vendors

Instructional Assistant (IA) Employment, Training and Supervision

  • Recruit candidates, evaluate and review applicants, propose new hires, and coordinate hiring with Program Coordinator
  • Design and administer IA orientation programs, including the intensive training in fall quarter for new IAs
  • Lead regular training and development meetings for IAs working in all lecture tracks, including engagement in pedagogy seminars or workshops
  • Coordinate section assignments of IAs and monitor their workload
  • Advise and support IAs in best pedagogical practices and the preparation of weekly lesson plans
  • Monitor IA grading and commenting on essays and exams
  • Visit and observe IA performance in sections, followed by debriefing meeting and review of quarterly teaching evaluations
  • Mentor IAs in cultivating climate of integrity in classroom and how to identify and address integrity issues as they arise
  • Mentor IAs in identifying, resourcing, and supporting potential students of concern
  • Hold office hour consultations for IAs

University Service

  • Serve on academic peer review committees as needed
  • Represent the Program on College and University Committees
  • Participate in College events as needed

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Basic qualifications

  • A Ph.D. or terminal degree in a humanistic field (such as Literature, Philosophy, and History) or a writing field (such as Writing Studies and Rhetoric)
  • A record of excellent teaching directly relevant to the program and demonstrating an ability to make challenging texts accessible to undergraduate students
  • Knowledge of best practices, theories, and pedagogical methods in the field of writing and composition or related fields
  • Experience in curricular planning and development
  • Experience serving in a leadership capacity in an educational or related environment
  • Excellent organizational ability, including the ability to pursue and complete numerous projects at the same time
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well in a team-oriented academic environment with colleagues representing many backgrounds and interests
  • An ability to work effectively with students representing diverse backgrounds, interests, and levels of preparation
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity in an academic setting. UCSD is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body and invites applications from candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Additional qualifications

  • Ph.D needs to be completed by 06/30/2022
Preferred qualifications

Preferred qualifications

  • Teaching experience in large classes (over 100 students)
  • Familiarity with methods for program assessment

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03132

Help contact: c4wells@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

San Diego, CA