Educational Opportunities Program Lecturer(s), Writing

Albany, NY - Posted on: Tuesday 05/24/16

Description

About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) at the University at Albany serves all of its academic units. The program is jointly sponsored by New York State, the Office of Special Programs, and the University at Albany. One objective of the EOP is to see that each student admitted is provided with all the services and assistance necessary for success in whatever degree program he or she is to complete. The ultimate goal of the program is to make higher education possible for students who lack the normal credentials for college admissions, but who have the potential and motivation for academic success.

The EOP Lecturer will be administratively responsible to the EOP Director, but will work closely with other EOP Instructors, EOP Counselors, and with other program staffers. The EOP Instructor will be assigned to teach in the fall and spring semesters. This person must be able to work effectively with college students who are economically and educationally disadvantaged individuals.

EOP lecturers currently teach two "high intensity" (five days per week) sections per semester, including high intensity versions of the University's first-year writing course, Writing as Critical Inquiry, and a high intensity version of an introductory linguistics course, Understanding Language. They must be prepared to work collegially in the construction of course content and syllabi and must take responsibility for EOP students being ready to read and write in a range of academic areas. 

Other duties include:

  • Assume responsibility for keeping accurate and complete records of student performance
  • Advocate for non-traditional/EOP college students
  • Conduct one-on-one and group conferences for study skills purposes
  • Contribute to the EOP activities and workshops aimed at study skills
  • Participate in writing component and EOP staff meetings
  • Create and maintain channels of referral for students who are not performing well
  • Provide student progress reports to the EOP Director

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master's of Arts in English or a related discipline from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization  
  • Applicant must have extensive experience in teaching college students and a strong commitment to working with economically/educationally disadvantaged students
  • Must have the sensitivity to motivate low income/first generation college students
  • Must be able to use computer technology in the classroom
  • Must be able to assess students' needs (pre-assessment and post-assessment)
  • Must be available for extended office hours to offer one on one tutoring
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with other EOP Instructors and EOP Counselors
  • Must be able to direct students to other areas for tutorial support
  • Additionally, applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Doctorate Degree preferred in an academic field from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization  

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Lecturer

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

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To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=71656

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • The names and contact information of three references
  • Optionally, a sample syllabus, and evidence of teaching effectiveness

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