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Economics: Business and Accounting Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

Recruitment Period

Open July 31st, 2020 through Friday, Jul 9, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by July 9th, 2021, you will have until July 23rd, 2021 to complete your application.


The Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time lecturers who may be appointed to teach courses in the following areas: Economics – microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, econometrics, applied micro, and applied macro; Business – marketing, finance, business strategy, and entrepreneurship; Accounting – financial, managerial, cost, accounting information systems, auditing, taxation, and advanced accounting; Computer Programming – languages related to econometrics or economics data analysis.

Teaching assignments may be at the undergraduate or graduate levels and the selected candidates must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds as well as be ready to deliver online instruction.

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • College or university-level teaching experience (as the instructor of record)
  • Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in economics or related field (applicable to those interested in teaching economics courses)
  • Successful experience teaching large lecture courses
  • Work experience in a sector relevant to advertised course topics

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the lecturer is appointed to teach. Estimated range of $9,000 - $11,500 per standard 5-unit course. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.


  • CPA, MBA, or MA/MS degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in economics, business, or a field relevant to advertised course topics at the time of application.
  • Work or research experience in accounting, business or economics, or computer programming.
  • Teaching experience demonstrated by college level teaching, TA experience, research presentations, or professional development training seminars.

Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit’s instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters). Appointments may also be made during Summer Session.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00882-21P in all correspondence.

Reference Requirement
Applications must include current confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of five will be accepted). Please note that your references or dossier service will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System. Letters submitted directly by the candidate do not fulfill this requirement.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through July 9, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning fall quarter 2020 through fall quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at (831) 459-4602.

UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit



Job location

Santa Cruz, California


Document requirements
  • Cover letter - Letter of application that addresses how you meet the position’s qualifications.

  • Curriculum vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of teaching - Statement of teaching interests

  • Sample course or presentation materials - Syllabi, handouts, lecture slides, exams, etc

  • Sample course or presentation materials - Syllabi, handouts, lecture slides, exams, etc

  • Sample course or presentation materials - Syllabi, handouts, lecture slides, exams, etc

  • Teaching evaluations from the most recent terms (Optional)

  • Teaching evaluations from the most recent terms (Optional)

  • Statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see before preparing their application.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required