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Company: Santa Clara University
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

Description

Position Title: Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer - Civil Engineering (Pool) Position Type: Temporary Hiring Range:

Salary: To be determined.

Job Description:

The Department of Civil Engineering seeks applicants for quarterly adjunct lecturers (QALs in Construction, Environmental, Geotechnical, Municipal, Structural, Sustainability, Water Resources, Transportation) for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Santa Clara University operates on a quarter system. Each quarter (fall, winter, and spring) is 10 weeks long, with an extra week for final examinations. Undergraduate classes are offered either two times a week or three times a week. Two times a week on Tuesday/Thursday for 1 hour 40 minutes and Monday/Wednesday/Friday for 1 hour 5 minutes per session. Laboratory courses meet once per week is desired.

Graduate level courses meet mornings 7:10 - 9:00 am and evenings at either 5:10-7:00 or 7:10-9:00 pm time slots. The number of units determines the required times per week these courses must meet.

QALs are allowed to teach up to 4 course equivalencies (CEs) per academic year with no more than 2 CEs in any particular quarter. Additionally, QALs are allowed to teach an additional 2 CEs during the summer terms.

Generally, course equivalencies are:

UNDERGRADUATE:

4 unit lecture = 1 CE

1 unit lab = 0.5 CE

1 unit lab with a teaching assistant (TA) = 0.25

GRADUATE:

4 unit lecture = 1 CE

2 unit lecture = 0.66 CE

Basic Qualifications:

Earned graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Civil Engineering, or a closely related field. At a minimum, candidates should hold a Master's degree with equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellence in teaching civil engineering to graduate or undergraduate students, and an understanding of and commitment to the Santa Clara teaching model.

Responsibilities:

Teaching one or more civil engineering undergraduate and/or graduate courses in areas such as advanced structural analysis, construction engineering, and law, water resources, digital information management and analysis (BIM and GIS), environmental engineering, and technical writing.

Teaching Responsibilities include:

I. Teach one or more undergraduate or graduate courses in civil engineering, including:

a. Preparing for and conducting all assigned class meetings;

b. Appropriate/timely assignments and evaluation of student work;

c. Being available to students for consultation outside of class;

d. Submitting electronic copies of course syllabus, including approved expected learning outcomes, and examinations to the Chair of the Department;

e. Appropriate and timely assignment of grades appropriately, and submission of grades to the Office of Student Records by designated deadlines; and

f. Complying with university and school policies, including those delineated in the School of Engineering Term Faculty Handbook

(http://cms.scu.edu/engineering/graduate/faculty/Faculty_Resource.cfm).

II. Fulfill other instructional or academic duties as assigned by the Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering or by the Dean of Engineering, including:

a. Consult with the Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering about course content and other matters as appropriate;

b. Submit an electronic copy of each examination and each syllabus (including approved expected learning outcomes) each quarter to the Chair of Civil Engineering;

c. Submit a photocopy of an appropriate sample of each student's work in each course that is being evaluated officially during the 2019-2020 academic year as part of the department's ongoing assessment efforts; and

d. Follow departmental procedures regarding employment of graders and complying with university and school policies, including those delineated in the School of Engineering Term Faculty Handbook available from the site http://cms.scu.edu/engineering/graduate/faculty/Faculty-Resource.cfm for reference.

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All QAL faculty must apply via Workday once each academic year to be hired as a QAL faculty.

Requested Application Materials:

1. Your letter of application must include the specific courses you are interested in teaching that match your expertise and your teaching philosophy. (A list of courses can be found in the SCU Undergraduate Catalog and the School of Engineering Graduate Catalog (https://www.scu.edu/academics/course-catalogs)

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Contact information for three professional references (letters of reference are not necessary)

4. Statement of teaching interests, including, Department of Civil Engineering course numbers are available from the site: https://www.scu.edu/academics/course-catalogs with separate files for undergraduate programs and for engineering graduate programs.

Additional Information:

Hiring is made on a quarterly basis. The first class dates for the 2019-2020 academic year are:

Winter 2020 - Monday, January 6, 2020

Spring 2020 - Monday, March 30, 2020

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.


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