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Revised: Merrill College: College 1 Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.
Percent time: Variable, based on the course load assigned.
Anticipated start: Revised: Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit’s instructional need and the availability of funding. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments made in summer session 2021 through spring quarter 2022. Initial appointments with effective dates outside of this recruitment period will require an alternative open recruitment.
Position duration: Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters), but they may also be made during Summer Session.

Application Window

Open April 1st, 2021 through Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by January 31st, 2022, you will have until February 14th, 2022 to complete your application.

Position description

Merrill College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time lecturers to teach sections of College 1, the first course of UCSC’s Academic Literacy Curriculum. College 1 is a required core course designed to help students develop academic and civic proficiency in reading and critical thinking. Students will develop understanding of “academic ethos” and habits of mind and practice that are tied to a sense of belonging and academic success. This course prepares students for success in other UCSC courses. There is no placement exam for College 1; enrollment in this course is not tracked by proficiency in reading, writing, or critical thinking.

Instructors meet with a seminar of about thirty students two or three times per week and present material from an established syllabus; assign and evaluate student work; meet with students in small groups; prepare grades, which may include narrative evaluations of student performance; hold weekly office hours; and carry out other typical instructional duties.

Merrill College is dedicated to studying the effects of change in the world--social, political, economic, cultural--with a special focus on questions of social justice at intersections between the developed and developing worlds. The Merrill College core course examines a range of non-fiction texts in light of these themes and in the context of the expectations of the Academic Literacy Curriculum. Applicants should be able to draw on their knowledge in one or several of the major disciplinary subject areas. Expertise in fields of study in the humanities and social sciences (including, but not limited to, sociology, anthropology, economics, politics, and, history) is particularly relevant.

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

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree).
  • Demonstrated record of working effectively with students from a wide range of social, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with current theory and research in critical and analytical reading.
  • Familiarity with current theory and research in a field of study relevant to the topical foci (see above) of Merrill College.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience teaching critical and analytical reading, thinking, and/or writing at a four-year college or university.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

-Master's degree (or equivalent foreign degree); or a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) and completion of at least one year of a Ph.D. program; or a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) and at least two years of teaching experience at the college level.
-Experience teaching critical and analytical reading, thinking, and/or writing at the college level.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter that addresses how you meet the qualifications.

  • Teaching Statement - One-page statement that addresses your philosophy of teaching.

  • 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 https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.

  • Teaching Evaluations (set 1 of 3) (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (set 2 of 3) (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (set 3 of 3) (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required

Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (two are required and a maxiumum of three will be accepted). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*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 (e.g., dossier service, career center, etc.), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

Apply link: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01006

Help contact: merrillcam@ucsc.edu

Campus Information

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 https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (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 https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ 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 https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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Job location

Santa Cruz, California