Tuesday, July 06, 2004

How to teach in the Department of the 3.7 GPA 

Hey, kids, here's your chance!
Responsibilities: Human Relations and Multicultural Education is an interdisciplinary department that emphasizes student-centered pedagogy and examines the impact of power, resources, cultural standards, and institutional policies and practices on various groups in our society. Responsibilities include:
  1. The position's primary responsibility is to teach a dynamic introductory course addressing the complexity of race and racism using an oppression framework which analyzes institutional and personal racism and race relations in the United States.
  2. May teach other appropriate courses in human relations and multicultural education when needed, as determined by department. The theoretical base of the department includes a global critical framework of structural oppression, social and environmental justice and the interrelationship of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, xenophobia, imperialism, environmental issues, etc.
  3. An interest in the use of technology is desirable.
  4. Serve on college or university committees seeking to promote educational equity and social justice.
  5. Continue study on race and racism.

Qualifications and Experience:
  1. Doctorate completed by August, 2004 in any field related to the job description preferred. Will consider applicants who are ABD who show evidence of active work on dissertation.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of: theories of racism and other forms of oppression and the interrelationships between them; theories related to social and environmental justice; non-dominant, non-western "ways of knowing"; connections between global and personal issues.
  3. Demonstrated record of teaching excellence.
  4. Demonstrated experience in social action to challenge oppression effectively.
  5. Additional expertise preferred on one or more of the following: disability rights, oppression based on class and gender, LGBT issues, ageism or environmental justice.
And don't forget how to write the letter 'A'.

If any reader does apply for this job, please let the Scholars know of your experience, preferably in a non-dominant, non-western way.