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Lecturer, Structured Liberal Education (EXPIRED)

Stanford University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS humanities
AOC humanities
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Stanford, California, United States
Start date September 1, 2020
Job description

Lecturer, Structured Liberal Education, Stanford University

Stanford University seeks a full-time Lecturer for the Program in Structured Liberal Education (SLE), a residence-based humanities program within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE).

SLE encourages students to live a life of ideas in an atmosphere that emphasizes critical thinking and interpretation. Focusing on great works of philosophy, religion, literature, painting, and film drawn largely, but not exclusively, from the Western tradition, the SLE curriculum places particular emphasis on artists and intellectuals who brought new ways of thinking and new ways of creating into the world, often overthrowing prior traditions in the process. We invite applications from candidates who are interested in helping first-year students draw connections between issues raised in the course and contemporary concerns about social justice, inequality, and identity politics.

The role of SLE Lecturer includes the following: attending three lectures each week, usually taught by Stanford faculty members; leading two weekly seminars (with the same group of fifteen first- year students); working with students on writing (sometimes through individual tutorials), and engaging with aspects of the residential life in the SLE dormitory environment.

Although SLE Lecturers do not live in the residence, they are fully participating members of the residential experience. A Lecturer may also be called upon to deliver at least one lecture to the class. The Lecturers work closely as a team with the Director of the Program (a Stanford faculty member), with the upper-class peer tutors assigned to their seminars, and to some degree with the participating Stanford faculty.

Initial appointments of lecturers will be made for a term of two years, beginning in the 2020-21 academic year, with a start date of September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2022. The appointment may be renewable for up to two additional years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and programmatic need. We offer a competitive salary, research and travel funds, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (filed no later than June 30, 2020), a strong record of humanities scholarship and evidence of teaching excellence.

To learn more about the Structured Liberal Education Program, visit our website at http://sle.stanford.edu. If you have any questions about SLE or the lecturer position, write to Jeremy Sabol, jsabol@stanford.edu.

To apply and to view a more detailed job description, please follow the instructions found at:


Please submit: (1) A letter of application that outlines your experience with (or preparation for) (a) teaching in a residential humanities program; (b) your preparation for helping diverse undergraduates draw connections between pre-modern texts and contemporary concerns; (c) your experience with writing instruction and (d) your experience working in a collaborative teaching environment; (2) a teaching statement that describes your teaching philosophy; (3) teaching evaluations (preferably from students and/or peers); (4) a curriculum vitae; and (5) three letters of reference, with at least one reference describing the status of your dissertation progress.

For full consideration, all applications must be uploaded to Interfolio. The deadline to submit all application materials is April 15, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM PST.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/1832835
Hard deadline April 15, 2020, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information http://www.stanford.edu
Time created February 21, 2020, 5:23pm EST
Scheduled expiry date April 15, 2020, 11:59pm PST
Expired on April 17, 2020, 12:46am PST
Last updated May 18, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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