Non Senate Instructional Lecturer - California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)
University of California San Diego
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.
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.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.