Part Time Lecturer - Honors College Cultural Competency Course (Faculty)
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 156387
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher
The Honors College Cross-Cultural Competency Course (CCC) is a discussion-based foundational 1.0 credit, in-person (ten-week) P/N course for all students at the Honors College-New Brunswick, during Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Instructors are part of an educational community and will work with a Faculty Director, as well as a peer mentor assigned to their section. The CCC is built around a team-based approach and Instructors are expected to learn from each other as well as the experiences of their own students. Instructors will develop a student-centered community focused on fostering respectful engagement and intentional conversations centered on intersectionality and social identities such as race, gender, identity, LGBTQIA+, class, and culture among first-year students of the Honors College. Instructors are expected to mentor and guide students towards the completion of their group capstone Advancing True Inclusion Project, designed to advance respect, inclusion, and belonging, as well as participation in the end-of-the-year Student Showcase.
The course meets ten times, 80 minutes per session, during ten weeks of the fall and the
spring semesters. It will be graded P/N.
The Learning Goals/Objectives of the CCC are as follows. At the end of the course
students should be able to:
1. Learn respectfully about and be sensitive to cultural differences
2. Understand what it takes and means to be culturally competent and practice cultural humility
3. Be able to apply their understanding of cultural differences to other contexts beyond the course and classroom into the community
4. Understand Rutgers' historical context, its demographics, and current cultural social issues on campus
5. Guide students in developing a group capstone project (the Advancing True Inclusion Project) designed to advance respect, inclusion, and belonging at the Honors College and the Rutgers community
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's degree or equivalent experience. Pedagogical experience in teaching practices dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice issues as well as issues of race, gender, intersectionality, and social identities. Must have 3 years of experience with effective teaching, mentoring, community work, or other educational activities. In addition, candidates must have strong leadership, communication, and conflict management skills.
Applicants must be prepared to facilitate a leading-edge introductory experience encouraging students to personally address questions of privilege, implicit bias, difference, discrimination, equity, and social justice from various perspectives. Must be able to address classroom
microaggressions, building communities of belonging, inclusive awareness, as well as global and local knowledge of communities in and surrounding Rutgers.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Instructors should have an orientation to teaching and student development that creates the co-construction of knowledge. Instructors should view themselves as part of a collaborative classroom, rather than a lecturer. Experience facilitating conversations on diversity, equity, and inclusion preferred. Experience working with first-year college students preferred. Experience teaching a diverse, interdisciplinary cohort of high achieving students is valuable. A familiarity with Rutgers and Honors communities is helpful but not required. Knowledge of online learning platforms, especially Canvas, will be necessary.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.