Local recruitment: Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (Water Law and Policy)

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA, USA 🇺🇸

Position Title:

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer – Water Law and Policy

Position Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Salary Range:

To be determined.

Pay Frequency:

The Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering Department and the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department seek applicants for a Water Law and Policy Instructor for Spring Quarter 2021. The position is administered by Civil Engineering. The quarter begins Monday March 28, instruction ends on Friday June 3, with exams during June 6-9.

The Water Law and Policy course is cross-listed as CENG 124 and ENVS 124, and also may be taken for graduate credit as CENG 258. It is commonly scheduled to meet Tuesday and Wednesday 5:10-6:50 pm, though some flexibility with this may be possible to accommodate instructor needs.

The catalog description of the course is “Introduction to the legal and regulatory concepts related to water. Examines rights, policies, and laws, including issues related to water supply and access (water transfers/water markets, riparian and appropriative doctrines), flood control, water pollution and quality (the Clean Water Act, EPA standards, stream flows of fish), and on-site storm water management/flood control. A focus on California water law and policy is complemented with some national and international case studies.” Additional topics that reflect the instructor’s expertise, current issues such as how water law and policy affect the just distribution of water, or student interests are welcome.

Recognizing the breadth of issues that could be included in this topic, applicants are invited to provide a brief outline the topics they would cover.

Basic Qualifications:

Earned degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Law or a closely related field, with relevant graduate work or professional experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students, professional experience interpreting, applying, or drafting water law and policies. An understanding of and commitment to the Santa Clara teaching model is preferred.

Responsibilities:

Teaching two lecture sections per week, as detailed below.

Teaching Responsibilities include:

I. Teaching the indicated class, including:

a. Preparing for and conducting all assigned class meetings;

b. Appropriate/timely assignments and evaluation of student work;

c. Being available to students for consultation outside of class;

d. Submitting electronic copies of the course syllabus, including approved expected learning outcomes, and examinations to the Chair of the Civil Engineering Department;

e. Appropriate and timely assignment of grades appropriately, and submission of grades to the Office of Student Records by designated deadlines; and

f. Complying with university and school policies, including those delineated in the School of Engineering Term Faculty Handbook

(http://cms.scu.edu/engineering/graduate/faculty/Faculty_Resource.cfm).

II. Fulfill other instructional or academic duties as assigned by the Chair of the Civil Engineering Department or by the Dean of Engineering, including:

a. Consult with the Chair of the Civil Engineering Department about course content and other matters as appropriate;

b. Submit an electronic copy of each examination and each syllabus (including approved expected learning outcomes) each quarter to the Chair of Civil Engineering;

c. Submit a photocopy of an appropriate sample of student work in each course that is being evaluated officially as part of the department’s ongoing assessment efforts; and

d. Follow departmental procedures regarding employment of graders and complying with university and school policies, including those delineated in the School of Engineering Term Faculty Handbook available from the site http://cms.scu.edu/engineering/graduate/faculty/Faculty-Resource.cfm for reference.

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All QAL faculty must apply via Workday once each academic year to be hired as a QAL faculty.

Requested Application Materials:

1. Your letter of application must include the specific course(s) you are interested in teaching that match your expertise and your teaching philosophy.

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Contact information for three professional references (letters of reference are not necessary)

EEO Statement

​Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

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Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Jenna Elliott, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, [email protected] , www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). 

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Santa Clara University affirms its’ commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at [email protected]

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.


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