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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in Sustainable Development in Latin America, Department of Environmental Studies/Sciences

Position Title:
Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in Sustainable Development in Latin America, Department of Environmental Studies/Sciences

Position Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Salary Range:

SALARY: $8842 for each 4 or 5 unit course



The Department of at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for quarterly adjunct lecturer(s) (non-tenure track) to teach undergraduate and undergraduate courses in Sustainable Development in Latin America (ENVS 146). The course will meet Tuesdays from 4 to 7pm. The successful candidate will teach one course in Fall Quarter. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week set for final examinations. All classes will be presented in-person, however, if the county health and university health conditions deteriorate, the successful candidate may be asked to teach part of the course online.


(1) Terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Environmental Studies or Sciences, Agroecology, Ecology, or a closely-related field. Applicants who are ABD or possess a Master’s degree, accompanied by commensurate academic experience in sustainable international development and Latin American studies or a closely-related field (5-7 years of college or professional teaching) will be considered.

(2) Demonstrated excellence in teaching Sustainable Development in Latin America at the college level.

(3) Excellent communication skills.

(4) You may add department-specific “required” qualifications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Please include this diversity language along with any other preferred qualifications you may have for this position:

(1) Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity.

(2) Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.


TEACHING (100%).

Teaching duties will not exceed more than two courses in any quarter and no more than four in any academic year, and will include but are not limited to fulfilling all responsibilities

associated with assigned courses, including:

a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it


b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;

c. Holding regular weekly office hours on- campus;

d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated


e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;

f. Where applicable, teaching from an approved syllabus for the University Core courses assigned or working with the Chair to design an

appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee.

SERVICE (0%): This position does not require any service duties. You may be invited, but not required, to attend department meetings or activities.


a. CV

b. Sample syllabi

c. Teaching evaluations from previous courses

d. A short cover letter

e. Contact information for references*

f. Department may add requests for specific/additional materials.

*Applicants will upload all of their information into Workday, with the exception of confidential letters of reference. Those letters must be emailed to the primary recruiter, Chris Bacon (, who will then upload them into the applicant file.

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Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

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