Summer Program Faculty
|Location:||New York, United States|
|Position:||Other Teaching, Temporary|
The Telluride Association Summer Program seeks applications for team-taught, college-level, discussion based seminars for the summer of 2015.
The Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) brings together 16 talented high school juniors for an intensive six-week-long program combining the close, interdisciplinary consideration of texts and ideas in a discussion-based seminar with the opportunity for students to engage in meaningful service and self-governance. Since its inception in 1954, TASP has drawn students without the lure of grades or college credit. TASP attracts students with the desire to learn through dialogue and discussion. As the intellectual cornerstone of the program, the seminar grounds students’ experience of service and self- governance in the critical examination of perspectives and ideas. The Telluride Association, together with its university partners, offers TASP tuition-free to all students. Cornell University and the University of Michigan will each host two six-week-long TASPs from June 28 to August 8, 2015.
ELIGIBILITY, DUTIES, AND COMPENSATION
The Summer Program Committee welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, but gives special consideration to Cornell University affiliated faculty at that site. Applicants should hold an advanced degree and a track record of excellent teaching. The committee accepts applications only from faculty pairs. Each instructor will receive a competitive stipend for program preparation, six weeks of teaching, and written student evaluations. Instructors work collaboratively with ‘factota’ – college-aged program counselors who mentor TASP students in all aspects of the program, including the seminar.
The Summer Program Committee selects faculty pairs on the basis of their ability to foster critical, independent thought and sound judgment. Proposal should evaluate some aspect of the relationship between thinking, action, and governance, broadly construed. Please submit in PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- a joint teaching statement,
- a draft, week-by-week syllabus with reading list
- a 300-word course description
- CVs for both instructors
- an illustrative five-page sample from a central reading
Please address any inquiries to the Summer Program Committee at the same address. Deadline for receipt of proposals: April 1, 2014.
Telluride Association Summer Program
|Secondary Categories:||History of Science, Medicine, and Technology