Instructor in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts

Recruiter
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Posted
01 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Ref
55289
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts major is one of two interdepartmental majors housed in the College of Liberal Arts. We serve the people of Colorado by providing a program of study for students with broad interests that cross disciplinary boundaries. Students in this major develop broad-based understandings of the human condition, study various cultures and cultural artifacts, and develop an appreciation for the variety and breadth of human knowledge by pursuing a concentration either in the arts and humanities or in the social sciences or some combination of both. The program aims to develop students` abilities to be critical thinkers and committed citizens with a responsibility for ethical involvement in the larger human and global community. Interdisciplinarity is an emerging Academic Field that isn’t designed around a single academic discipline but exists between or outside any one disciplinary perspective. Interdisciplinarity takes a problem-based learning approach that focuses on (1) integrative thinking (2) enlarged multi-disciplinary understanding, (3) successful intelligence, and (4) bridge building between disciplines.

Position Summary

The Instructor in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts will serve as the principal instructor for core interdisciplinary liberal arts courses, teaching both on-campus and distance courses with additional sections—as needed—offered in the summer. Principal administrative responsibilities include mentoring for the major, curricula development, program assessment, internship coordination, student retention and recruitment.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Masters
  • Record of University teaching experience in a relevant liberal arts area

Preferred Job Qualifications

Preference will be given to those with:

  • A Terminal Degree (PhD/MFA)
  • Experience with teaching in Interdisciplinary Studies programs/environments
  • Proven Experience to work collaboratively
  • Academic advising experience at the college level
  • Curricula and program development/assessment experience at the college level
  • Academic Program Administration
  • Experience working with data and producing reports.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Special Instructions Summary: In your cover letter, please stress the following, if possible. (1) Quality/Innovative teaching at the university level, (2) teaching within interdisciplinary learning environments, (3) curricula/program development at the college level, and (4) experience working with data and reports.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.