The program in Social Sciences announces a temporary part-time lecturer position in the interdisciplinary field of Veterans Studies contingent on programmatic need.
Requirements - We are seeking candidates with a social sciences or History Ph.D. who are themselves a veteran and/or have sustained direct experience with the veteran community to teach Soc Sci 132: Veterans in History and Society for fall 2019.
In this seminar-style class, students will explore key concepts, issues, and trends in the interdisciplinary field of Veterans Studies. Through intensive critical reading and weekly Study Group tasks, in-class student presentations, and structured discussions, students will gain a deep understanding of the ways that social scientists and historians have analyzed the identities, experiences and worldviews of U.S. military veterans, as well as to the meanings that have been attributed by others to veterans and their service. Students will compare the experiences of veterans from diverse backgrounds, identifying the historical, political, economic and sociocultural factors, including race, class, gender, sexuality and national origin that have differently structured their experiences of military service from the early republic to the present day. They will analyze the different ways that veterans have made sense of their military service and how it has shaped their interactions with one another, their families, communities, and the nation, over time. They will also trace shifting perceptions of veterans and their roles in civilian society during different moments in U.S. history. Finally, students will conduct guided individual research on a veteran-related topic of their choice, and write an 8-10 page paper that analyzes their topic in light of key concepts, themes and debates in the field of veteran studies.
Application Procedure - Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, vita, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching performance, and a Statement of Contributions to Diversity via our online recruit system: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05172
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