Renewable Term Lecturer- Gateway to the Social Sciences Lecturer of General Education in the First Year Experience Unit

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Job posting number: #7226153 (Ref:if133501)

Posted: March 7, 2024

Job Description

Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for three renewable term, 9 month faculty members for the general education course “Gateway to the Social Sciences”. This course is part of a suite of courses that meet the General Education Core V requirement: First Year Experience. A first-year experience course is required for all incoming first-year and transfer students at the University of Oklahoma.

Specifically, Gateway to the Social Sciences (CAS 1563) is focused on introducing how social science disciplines contribute to our understanding of the social world in which we live, as well providing foundational knowledge so that students are able to identify similarities and differences between various social science disciplines.  The course will give students the opportunity to become versed in current issues studied from various social science perspectives, as well as become familiar with various methodological approaches used across the social science disciplines.  Consequently, this course is approached from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Furthermore, this course provides students with opportunities to build critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as develop their ability to articulate their ideas verbally and in writing. These courses are taught by teams of instructors.

Successful candidates will have a commitment to excellence in teaching and successful engagement and support and/or teaching. Selected applicants will be appointed as renewable term faculty. The term of the initial appointment is five years, and faculty who meet the appropriate qualification requirements are eligible to be considered for renewal of their appointment. The regular teaching load is 4:4 with 80% teaching and 20% service.

The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. The University of Oklahoma enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.


• Doctorate in Social Sciences or related.


            ▪ Demonstrated effectiveness in cultivating enriching discussions and spurring critical thinking among students 

            ▪ Demonstrated effectiveness in engaging first-year and transfer students acclimating to collegiate standards.

Applicants should submit:
1) a cover letter briefly describing your interest in the position,
2) current CV,
3) names and contact information for three references.

Candidates can submit supplemental documents including past syllabi of courses taught or a summary of past teaching positions and courses taught. Candidates should have their doctoral degree at the time of appointment.

All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: . Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Stephanie Burge at [email protected], course coordinator of the Gateway to the Social Sciences course. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Starting date for the position will be in August 2024.

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Job posting number:#7226153 (Ref:if133501)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Oklahoma
United States
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