Lecturer - Growth Mindset, Resiliency, and Student Success (UNIV 100a) (506448)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Marcos
  • San Marcos, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Part Time Education and Training

Job Description

  • Semester: Spring 2022 - Sections are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays in person
  • College: Office of Undergraduate Studies
  • Department: First-Year Programs

The Department of First-Year Programs at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer for Spring 2022 to teach UNIV 100A - Growth Mindset, Resiliency, and Student Success. This 1-unit course is designed to support first-year students who are on academic probation. Drawing on a combination of theoretical constructs from positive psychology, "growth mindset" and "resiliency", and "strengths-based" curriculum, this course provides students the opportunity to do a holistic self-analysis leading to the implementation of an action plan for academic and life success. The action plan will involve a complete understanding of university policy related to academic probation.

Supplemental Questions (Please answer these in a separate document and upload with your faculty application materials).
  1. Please describe what a holistic approach to working with students on academic probation looks like to you and how it is that you've come to this understanding.
  2. Our First-Year Programs, as well as our first-year students, are enriched by diversity and inclusivity. Briefly describe the unique funds of knowledge and experiences you aim to bring to this role that may enrich student perspectives as well as inform our program goals and development.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Masters degree
  • Demonstrated ability to work holistically with first-year students who are on academic probation
  • Per the California State University's Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

Preferred qualifications:
  • experience teaching a first-year student college success course
  • basic understanding of CSUSM academic policy, undergraduate general education requirements, and lower-division preparation for the major
  • an ability to direct/guide students to necessary information/resources for implementing a personal plan to overcome academic probation
  • demonstrated counseling skills and ability to work effectively with at-promise students and students in distress
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.

Salary commensurate with degree level


To apply, please prepare to submit the following:
  • Your completed faculty application
  • Your completed supplemental questionnaire answers (uploaded)
  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded)
  • Contact information for three current references
  • Letter of interest (uploaded)
  • Optional survey

Timeline: A review of applications will begin on November 26, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University's Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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