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Instructor - Anthropology of Food

Application Window

Open date: October 13th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCLA Extension is considered one of the top programs of its kind, offering to more than 35,000 students per year approximately 4,500 classes and non-degree certificate programs to meet the professional development, continuing education and personal enrichment needs of the full spectrum of nontraditional students as well as companies and organizations throughout and beyond the Los Angeles region.
Course Description:
This course covers the production, consumption, and distribution of food, with particular emphasis on culture of food. Explore the ecological history, class, poverty, hunger, ethnicity, nationalism, capitalism, gender, race, and sexuality of food and how it shapes identities, desires, and needs in our contemporary world. Transferable for UC credit.
The Department of Humanities and Sciences at UCLA Extension offers a wide variety of certificate programs and courses including transfer-credit (XL), post-baccalaureate credit-bearing (400-level), continuing education (CEU) credit, and non-credit-bearing general interest courses. UCLA Extension courses and certificate programs offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who are passionate about teaching and impart knowledge within their field of expertise. Applications to teach are accepted throughout the year to fill immediate program needs and increase the depth of the instructor pool. Qualified applicants who have an MA or PhD in the discipline and have teaching experience are encouraged to apply. This course is asynchronous and uses the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) for posting course materials and interacting with students.
Instructor Duties:
•First-time Extension instructors: participate in paid Canvas (learning management system) and online pedagogy training course. In-person courses require an online component.
•Develop or update course syllabus to meet campus approval requirements, in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director.
•Prepare course materials and design online activities and learning assessments
appropriate to the subject matter. By University of California policy, ownership of the rights to Course Materials, including copyright, resides with their originator/author.
•Communicate with Program Director, Program Manager, Program Representatives, and Online Course Managers in a timely manner.
•Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely
Minimum Qualifications:
•PhD from an accredited institution and at least five years of relevant work experience
•College-level teaching experience preferred
•Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
•Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
•Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information
•Highly effective interpersonal skills
•Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

•Advanced degree from an accredited institution and at least five years of relevant work experience
•College-level teaching experience preferred
•Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
•Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
•Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information
•Highly effective interpersonal skills
•Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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