Essential Functions: This position is a non-tenure track, nine-month academic appointment. The first year contract will begin August 19, 2019 through May 14, 2020, with the possibility for a renewal appointment. The successful candidates must demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in classroom teaching and a commitment to teaching highly motivated students.The Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University is seeking to fill a Non-Tenure Track position for the 2019/2020 academic year. Candidates will be expected to: In the fall, assist the primary instructor of HON 1000/PS1100 by leading multiple small discussion sections; in the winter, teach their own small seminar(s) HON 2000, which they will design and propose in advance.The Irvin D. Reid, Honors College promotes excellence in scholarship and experiential learning. Our faculty are committed to a curriculum that strengthens student skills in critical thinking and research, and that encourages students to apply what they learn in the classroom to the world around them.With an enrollment of more than 27,000 students, Wayne State University is one of the three major research universities in Michigan that make up the Michigan University Research Corridor. WSU is located in the heart of Detroit's Midtown cultural center; with easy access to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony, numerous museums, and professional football, baseball, and hockey venues. Wayne State is also within two miles of Canadian border crossings to Windsor, Ontario. For more information, visit www.wayne.edu.Assist the lecturers of the first-year sequence by teaching introductory level Honors seminars.Salary and benefits packages are competitive.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Assist the primary instructor of the first-year sequence by teaching multiple sections of weekly Honors small section seminars of first-year students, in close cooperation with other Senior Lecturers and the Course Coordinator. Attend weekly Honors course meetings and lecture presentations. Collaborate with other Honors Senior Lecturers on course materials for Honors Seminars and Lectures.Act as mentor for Honors students.
Qualifications: PhD degree required. Demonstrated excellence as college-level instructor. Strong mentoring skills and commitment to helping individual students achieve academic goals. Flexibility and a willingness to collaborate closely with academic colleagues and Honors staff.Experience and success teaching critical thinking and writing, especially across disciplines.Commitment to and demonstrated success in interdisciplinary teaching and innovative collaborative curriculum development.History of community involvement and/or civic engagement.Knowledge of Detroit and/or urban studies.Knowledge of American politics and/or political institutions.Understanding of and enthusiasm for Honors education.Working knowledge of digital media and course management software.
Internal Number: 76_206546
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.