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Temporary Lecturer - California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)

Application Window

Open date: March 22, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, May 13, 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: Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 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. 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. The central experience for COSMOS students includes three courses: two science, math, or engineering courses and one science communication course. Ten academic clusters serve a total of ~205 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.

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 classroom, laboratory and fieldtrips.
*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. Applications received by April 23, 2022 will be given full consideration. However, 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:

Internal/Current Department Appointees are required to submit:
Statement of Contributions to Diversity
Statement of Teaching

External Applicants are required to submit:
Statement of Contributions to Diversity
Statement of Teaching


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Participating teachers should possess a B.A. or B.S. in a field of math or science, or relevant expertise.

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

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.

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 0-3 required (contact information only)
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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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA