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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturers (QAL-Pool) - Electrical Engineering
Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California
 
 
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Date Posted June 20, 2016
Category
Faculty-Engineering-Electrical
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
Position Title Quarterly Adjunct Lecturers (QAL-Pool) - Electrical Engineering
Department, Program, Center Electrical Engineering
Specialty or Subdiscipline All Subdiciplines
Requisition Number FAC000534
College or School School of Engineering

Position Summary Information

 

Purpose

The Department of Electrical Engineering seeks applications for quarterly adjunct lecturers (QALs) for the 2016-2017 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, Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday/Friday for 1 hour 5 minutes per session or 1 hour 40 minutes and are typically four units. Teaching for labs meeting once a week is also desired. Graduate classes are typically held during the 7:10-9:00 a.m., 5:10-7:00 p.m., and 7:10-9:00 p.m. time slots.

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

Salary $1,600 per unit (lecture courses are generally 2 or 4 units)
Basic Qualifications

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

Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and/or graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications  
Responsibilities

Teach one or more undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Electrical Engineering, including:

1. Prepare and conduct all assigned class meetings; 
2. Assign and evaluate/grade student work appropriately;
3. Be available to students for consultation outside of class; 
4. Assign student grades appropriately and submit them on time to the Office of Student Records;
5. Conduct course assessments as required by the department; and
6. Follow departmental procedures regarding employment of graders and comply 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)

Start Date 09/19/2016
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.

Posting Detail Information

 

Open Date 06/18/2016
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

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

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

Additional Information

Hiring is made on a quarterly basis. The first class dates for FY1617 are:

Fall 2016 – Monday, September 19, 2016
Winter 2017 – Monday, January 9, 2017
Spring 2017 – Monday, April 3, 2017

About Santa Clara University

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

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s 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.

EEO Statement

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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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