2022-23 Part-Time Lecturer Pool - Department of Science Education (513468)

  • California State University, Chico
  • Chico, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
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Job Description

Description:

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Academic Year Part-Time Lecturer

College: Natural Sciences

Department/School: Science Education

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Priority Review Date: 07/01/22; complete applications received after that date may be considered as needs arise.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, a list of courses you believe you are qualified to teach and for which you wish to be considered, a copy of unofficial transcripts for your highest earned degree, and contact information of three professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered. For information about specific courses offered, please refer to the University Catalog.

Position Summary:

The Department of Science Education in the College of Natural Sciences is collecting application materials for a pool of part-time lecturers with positions available as determined by need during the 2022-23 academic year. Appointments from the part-time pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term.

We are currently seeking a biology science educator to teach a lower division course for future elementary and middle school teachers starting spring 2023.

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum education requirement for a lecturer appointment in the department is a Master's degree in a related field for teaching lower level courses and a Doctoral degree in a related field for teaching upper level courses.

The required related fields vary depending on the courses available. The full list of related fields includes:
  • Geology or Geosciences
  • Biology
  • Physical Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Science Education

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual candidates will be given preference.

Responsibilities:

Lecturer positions in the department carry responsibilities in the areas of teaching undergraduate courses. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

The Department:

The Department of Science Education at California State University, Chico is a small, vibrant, multidisciplinary science education department in the College of Natural Sciences, offering a BS in Natural Sciences with the option of Science Education. Our program offers small enrollment courses. We are committed to maintaining a classroom culture that respects and fully values the strengths and differences of all our students; where all can share points of view, offer ideas, and be recognized for their contributions.

The primary role of the department is to provide science content courses for undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in formal and informal education. Faculty in the department have been awarded over $4 million in grant funding; redesigned the course sequence for future elementary teachers; developed a BS in Natural Sciences program; cultivated a cross-disciplinary community of researchers engaged in discipline based education research; developed strong partnerships with the Gateway Science Museum, Center for Math and Science Education, and the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve; diversified our teacher professional development efforts; and expanded our early practicum experiences for future teachers.

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Dr. Julie Monet, Search Committee Chair
Department of Science Education - California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0535
jmonet@csuchico.edu

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Benefits Information:

This position may qualify for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit https://www.csuchico.edu/hr/benefits/index.shtml.

Additional Information:

All work must be performed within the State of California.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

Closing Date/Time: January 31, 2023

Job Address

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