SRA Call for Teaching Associates Summer 2021

by Hannah Lawrence, Assistant Director of Professional Development
Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:45 PM

The Office of Summer Sessions is recruiting graduate students to teach INT 93LS courses in Summer 2021 in their Summer Research Academies program.

BACKGROUND
Summer Sessions offers a 4-week pre-college program—Summer Research Academies (SRA)— that provides qualified high school students (residential and commuter) an introduction to the research enterprise through project-based, directed research in various fields. This program will provide students a hands-on experience and professional development by allowing them to choose and develop a research topic specific to the program track (e.g., Nanotechnology, Marine Biology, Global Studies etc.) they select under the direction of the Teaching Associate and Teaching Assistant (TA). Lastly, by taking a 4-unit course (INT 93LS: Introduction to Research in STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences), students will also experience the rigor of taking a college-level class.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum:
• Doctoral degree objective must be in a STEM, humanities or social sciences related field
• Master’s degree or advancement to candidacy (by Spring 2021)
• One year teaching experience as a Teaching Assistant
• Must be a current student at the time of appointment and enrolled in Spring 2021 units
• Strong desire to teach at a university level

TO APPLY
Submit the following documents (electronically) to Anne Croff (a.croff@summer.ucsb.edu):
1. Updated CV
2. Teaching philosophy (1 page)
3. Short course description that a) outlines the general theme with sample topics that will be covered in the lecture; b) sample list of labs to be performed by students; and, c) sample research questions that students could investigate during the program. (1 page)
4. Virtual adaptation statement. In the event that there is a need to deliver this program virtually, we would like to know how you plan to adapt your course into remote delivery. (1 page)

NOTES
1. To assist in developing your course description, please read the Program Framework below which includes the program schedule.
2. For graduate students enrolled in the Certificate in College and University Teaching (CCUT) program, this assignment will satisfy the teaching requirement.

DEADLINE
For primary consideration, applications should be submitted no later than Friday, September 25, 2020. Interviews will be conducted in early October so that so that research topics can be finalized and associates will have the academic year to develop the course.

More info here.