Crown College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time lecturers who may be appointed to teach the enhancement course CRWN70- Introduction to Broadcast Media: Radio. Crown's enhancement courses promote innovation and the development of transferable skills through work in areas such as start-ups, social or creative entrepreneurship, computational modeling, and digital communication. Crown 70 is the training course for KZSC, a student-run community radio station broadcasting at 88.1 FM in Santa Cruz.
Students in Crown 70 have volunteered at the radio station for at least one quarter prior to enrolling. The course concludes the students' training and qualifies them to serve as staff members at the station and host their own shows: fulfilling KZSC's educational and community service mission by providing professional-level communications and production skills, creative flair, and significant educational impact.
The Crown 70 lecturer is assisted in the classroom by KZSC's student leaders who are Crown 70 graduates and work at the radio station. In their positions at KZSC, student leaders work with minimal supervision and are assigned significant responsibility. By assisting in the classroom, the Lecturer is able to instruct student leaders on how to deliver hands-on, student-centered instruction and to familiarize them on how participants are socialized to work in a mission-driven all-volunteer non-profit organization.
The Crown 70 lecturer meets with a maximum of twenty students once a week to facilitate student-centered classroom learning activities and present materials from an established syllabus (which the lecturer is encouraged to enhance in collaboration with the KZSC student leadership). The course also provides mentorships (that are overseen by the lecturer) between experienced KZSC programmers and the students, which provide students with hands-on learning about equipment, software, and station policies.
Selected candidates will demonstrate expertise in one or several professional fields related to the content of the class, including but certainly not limited to communications, journalism, music and cultural programming/events, creative writing (fiction or non-fiction), film and television, non-profit management and entrepreneurship (in the arts, education, humanities, community-building, media), experiential education, community studies, and/or documentary work.
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:
College or public radio/television experience.
Nonprofit development and/or leadership experience.
Record of creative and/or research activity in a relevant field such as communications, journalism, music and cultural programming/events, creative writing (fiction or non-fiction), film and television, or non-profit management and entrepreneurship (in the arts, education, humanities, community-building, or media).
Demonstrated post-secondary teaching experience in a hands-on, experiential educational setting.
Demonstrated record of working effectively with students from a wide range of social, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
ACADEMIC TITLE Lecturer
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the lecturer is appointed to teach. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.
Master's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) at the time of application; or a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) and completion of at least one year of a Ph.D. program at the time of application; or a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) and at least two years of professional experience (relevant to the advertised professional fields as advertised) at the time of application.
Experience in a professional field such as communications, journalism, music and cultural programming/events, creative writing (fiction or non-fiction), film and television, non-profit management and entrepreneurship (in the arts, education, humanities, community building, or media), experiential education, community studies, or documentary work.
Teaching experience demonstrated by college or university level teaching experience, TA experience, professional development training experience, or previous research presentations.
POSITION AVAILABLE Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters). Appointments may also be made during Summer Session.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Cover letter that explains your interest in this position and addresses how you meet the qualifications (required)
Curriculum vitae (required)
One-page statement that addresses your teaching philosophy (required)
Sample Portfolio: submit a PDF document with URL links to publications or communications (in written, audio, or video format) prepared for a general audience (a minimum of three portfolio items are required and a maximum of five will be accepted).
Teaching evaluations (optional, up to two sets will be accepted).
Statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion: Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application (optional)
Reference Requirement Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of two are required and a maximum of three will be accepted). Please note that your references or dossier service will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through September 16, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning winter quarter 2021 through winter quarter 2022. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.
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