Summer Creative Lecturer
Summer Creative Lecturer
University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04559
Open May 6th, 2019 through Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Geffen Academy faculty approach teaching as an intellectual profession of the highest order, one in which knowledge is not only transmitted but created. Geffen Academy teachers possess a sophisticated and reflective understanding of their discipline and a record of achievement which demonstrates their ability to utilize and contribute to the robust connections we have with UCLA, a world-class research institution. Teachers' innovation is guided by our school's mission to prioritize proven educational practices while also recognizing that teaching is a complex intellectual endeavor that defies rigid codification. We are committed to a humane working environment and also recognize that teaching goes beyond the life of the mind. Geffen Academy teachers seek to create trusting and caring relationships with their students and with their larger community.
Under the direction of the head of the Summer Program Director at Geffen Academy at UCLA, the Educator will assist in the delivery of an excellent Middle School Creative Enrichment course, including participation in the creation of a course of study, offering excellent instruction to the Academy's students in program for secondary school instruction, teaching one section, up to as many as fifteen (15) classes which are four (4) hours long, over a three (3) week period.
? Consistent with the department's goals participate in the design and development of curricula that develops a creative and innovative mindset and joy in the Academy's students.
? Build a creative program for Middle School students in areas such as but not excluded to: creative writing, creative thinking, meta cognition, 3d art, and ceramics.
? Support students in a dynamic process of project planning and execution of created curriculum, including hands-on opportunities for students to express themselves through multiple mediums and modalities.
? Consistent with department leadership's direction, collaborate with other faculty in creation of an Academy program that meets the need and interests of the Academy's students.
? Communicate information about student progress to relevant student services colleagues, including but not limited to Summer Director, Dean of Students, academic advising and college guidance staff, Academic Coordinator, Registrar, counselor/psychologist, and athletic team coaches.
? Supervise lunch transition (~30 minutes) to the afternoon course.
? This list of duties is not exhaustive.
? Should have a Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) in a related field and a strong background in secondary education with a clear understanding and embrace of the Academy's mission, vision and values.
? Unquestionable personal integrity, excellent judgment, sound instincts, diplomacy and patience, and strong work ethic.
? Strong background in 3d Art and ceramics preferred.
? Strong background in secondary education with a clear understanding and embrace of the School's mission, vision, and values.
? Experience in operating educational programs.
? The ability to think and act strategically combined with a strong commitment to providing an excellent and accessible educational experience for each student.
? Must be self-directed and able to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks subject to frequent interruption.
? Must be capable of developing and sustaining close, effective working relationships with other staff and faculty.
? Strong background in design thinking and/or project-based learning.
? Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills to articulate and explain complex issues to Academy senior staff, families, and students.
? Must be capable of developing and sustaining close, effective working relationships with other senior staff on matters of interdisciplinary and institutional concern.
? Highly perceptive and intuitive.
? Exceptional listening skills and sensitivity to the needs of others.
? Collegially inclined with peers; a willing communicator and collaborator; enthusiastic team player.
? Comfortable working within a fast-paced summer program environment.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.”
To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04559
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction