Faculty Lecturer / Director- Academic Fellows Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Deadline: December 15, 2020.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) seeks an innovative, dynamic, and student-centered Faculty Lecturer to direct the Academic Fellows Program (AFP), which serves the approximately 2000 SBS undergraduate students who identify as first-generation, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and/or from families with low incomes. The goals of AFP are to ensure equity; foster a sense of belonging and community; provide holistic support for students’ academic, professional development, civic, and personal pursuits; and close the opportunity gap for historically marginalized students.
The Lecturer/Director will teach two courses per semester, including an Integrative Experience (IE) course and a team-based-learning (TBL) course, and will serve as a faculty mentor and sponsor for senior theses, independent studies, and internships. Teaching assignments may also include a research seminar, an advanced transfer student seminar, a cohort-based internship seminar, or a first-year seminar.