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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer: Scripture & Tradition

Santa Clara University

The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic University in Silicon Valley, seeks qualified individuals to teach various religious studies undergraduate courses. Depending upon applicant background and curricular needs of the department, teaching assignments may include a variety of courses at various levels: introductory, intermediate and advanced in the area of Scripture and Tradition. Santa Clara University runs on a quarter system and courses could be in either fall, winter or spring quarter.

Salary: $6,800 per course

Basic Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent. Experience teaching undergraduates is preferred, but not required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
1. Teach a course load not to exceed two courses per quarter or four courses per academic year in a manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting material effectively, as evaluated by department processes. 
2. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way;
3. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;
4. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;
5. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
6. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses; 
7. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties, such as attending faculty meetings or department special events, as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department and/or Director of the Graduate Program of Pastoral Ministries.

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.

Close Date: 6/30/2019

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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Interested applicants should submit:

  1. Letter of interest outlining qualifications, teaching experience and teaching philosophy.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Names and contact information for two references.

Additional Information:
This is a pool job posting for the following dates:Fall Quarter: Classes begin in SeptemberWinter Quarter: Classes begin in JanuarySpring Quarter: Classes begin in late March

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About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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