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University Lecturer/Senior University Lecturer - Civic Engagement

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
Newark, New Jersey
Closing date
May 9, 2024

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University Lecturer/Senior University Lecturer - Civic Engagement

Albert A. Dorman Honors College

Reports To:
Dean, Albert Dorman Honors College

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Position Summary:
The Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks candidates to fill a University Lecturer position. Candidates are expected to teach introductory courses in undergraduate research at the honors level (STS 205), and advanced courses in support of our undergraduate honors tracks (City Leadership and Civic Engagement, Medical Humanities, Global Studies, and Interdisciplinary Digital Studies). The successful candidate will be expected to create innovative, transdisciplinary course content and materials that include service-learning / community-based learning and undergraduate research. The candidate will foster existing community partnerships and establish new ones to support service-learning opportunities in Newark, NJ, the region, and on campus.

The Albert Dorman Honors College recruits the most academically prepared students nationally, is a leader in undergraduate STEM+ research, with over 700 scholars majoring in every discipline offered at NJIT. All Dorman Scholars are required to provide sixty hours of community service annually, on- and off-campus combined. ADHC fosters a “servant-leader” model that uses their technical training for the good of society.

Essential Functions:
The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate honors courses, create course content and materials incorporating civic engagement and undergraduate research for the Honors College. The candidate will create community partnerships to further develop our service-learning opportunities and connect Dorman Scholars with those opportunities (in coordination with the Associate Dean). The candidate will lead one or more sections of Honors First-Year Seminar, serve on college and campus-wide committees as well as advise scholars in one or more honors tracks.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
- Candidates must have demonstrated experience in designing and/ or leading service-learning courses or projects with undergraduates.
- A demonstrated willingness to, or experience with leading undergraduate research projects is also required. Strong written and oral presentation skills are required. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in honors undergraduate education is required. Successful candidates must have an advanced degree in a field taught at NJIT whose work engages some aspect of science, technology, and society.
- At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ph.D. preferred. Data visualization, digital humanities, or database experience is preferred.
- Experience working with honors students and incorporating undergraduates into the candidate's own research area is preferred.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, names of 3 references, and syllabus (taught or proposed) that incorporate experiential learning, particularly community-engaged learning.

Full consideration will be given to candidates that apply by April, 24, 2024

EEO Statement:
As an EEO employer, NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

Diversity Statement:
As a Minority Serving Institution with designations as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), NJIT is committed to embracing diversity, centering equity, and practicing inclusion with the goal of sustaining a culture of belonging. NJIT celebrates the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal contributions each member of the community brings to NJIT. We strive to cultivate a campus culture that promotes inclusive excellence among our faculty, staff, students, and external partners. Sustaining and building upon our diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier research institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.

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