Fall 2019 Part-Time Faculty - First-Year Seminar

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Academic Home Department: First-Year and Transition Studies Posting Job Title: Fall 2019 Part-Time Faculty - First-Year Seminar Recruitment Type: Part-Time Faculty Position Details

Rank – Title: Area of Specialty-Discipline: Variety of Disciplines in programs offered at KSU Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable: Position Status: Regular Tenure Track Status: Non-Tenure Track Terms of Employment: One Semester Contract Type: Part-Time Date Position Available: 08/12/2019 Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for our Part-Time Faculty pool in the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies to teach sections of the First-Year Seminar course. This course is designed to assist incoming students with the transition to college by helping them to develop their sense of academic and social belonging, their ability to learn deeply with a growth mindset, their skills in thinking and acting to solve problems in a creative and collaborative manner, and their planning for a major and career.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

The ideal candidate must hold an earned Masters, terminal degree, or foreign equivalent in higher education or any of the general education disciplines.

College teaching experience, ideally in first-year experience programs (including but not limited to First-Year Seminar courses and Learning Communities), is desired but not required.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 07/01/2019 Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Nirmal Trivedi, [email protected]

No phone calls please.

We will make every effort to respond to email inquiries in a timely fashion. However, due to the high volume of applicants we typically receive, there may be a delay in our response. You may find answers to many of your questions at our website: http://uc.kennesaw.edu/fys/.

Additional Information for Applicants

The Department of First-Year and Transition Studies (FYTS) is an interdisciplinary department focused on the success of first-year students. Course demand in our department is greatest in the fall, thus Part-Time Faculty teaching opportunities within FYTS are typically for the fall semester only. Applications received by July 1, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Our greatest need is for PTFs who can teach between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Application Instructions

Required Application Materials:

1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
2. Unofficial Transcripts (from the university from which you earned your highest degree; all official graduate transcripts due upon hire)
3. Current CV
4. Names and Contact Information of References
5. Sample Course Syllabus
6. Other Documents: Sample Lesson Plan. Please provide a one-page lesson plan for a 75-min class period addressing one of the three following First-Year Seminar units. In your lesson plan, please include one paragraph rationale for the goals of the lesson.

Guidance for Cover Letter / Letter of Application

The Letter of Application should indicate how the candidate teaches in general, but focus on how the candidate teaches first-year college students in particular. Candidates should explain the research-based foundations in Education and/or Psychology for his or her approach to one or more of the following areas taught in the First-Year Seminar:

A. Academic and Social Belonging
B. Deep and Transformative Learning
C. Creative and Collaborative Problem-Solving

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000600 Departmental/College Overview:

The Department of First-Year and Transition Studies is housed in University College, an innovative, interdisciplinary college that both challenges and supports students from their first day on campus through commencement. The department, a nationally recognized leader in the emerging discipline of First-Year Studies, offers curricular initiatives such as First-Year Seminar courses and Learning Communities, which are designed to improve student learning and help with the transition into and through the initial year of college. For more information, visit our website at http://uc.kennesaw.edu/fyts/.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  5. Sample Syllabi
  6. Other Documents
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