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Economics Disciplinary Communication Lecturer Pool

Position overview

Position title: Economics Disciplinary Communication Pre-six Lecturer
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the lecturer is appointed to teach (estimated range of $9,300-$11,900 per 5-unit course). 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: Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit’s instructional need and the availability of funding. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments made in fall quarter 2022 through fall quarter 2023. 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 July 1, 2022 through Friday, Jun 16, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by June 16, 2023, you will have until June 30, 2023 to complete your application.

Position description

The Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of lecturers who may be appointed to teach courses satisfying the disciplinary communication (DC) requirement for the Economics Department. The position requires that lecturers have the ability to teach writing in the discipline of at least one DC course. Currently our department offers two DC courses: Econ 197: Economics Rhetoric and Econ 104: Is there Truth in Numbers?

In our DC general education courses for undergraduate economics degrees, students develop empirical analysis skills applied to real economic data by reading, analyzing, discussing, writing, providing feedback and/or presenting topics bearing on issues related to economic theory and policy. Instruction will be at the upper-division undergraduate level. Qualified candidates will demonstrate a knowledge of economics, and strong writing and communication skills. The successful candidate 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 who meet the basic qualifications and have college level teaching experience are encouraged to apply.

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

Internal candidates will be given priority consideration.

Economics Department:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • M.A./M.S. or higher (or equivalent foreign degree).
  • Knowledge of economics demonstrated by a degree in economics, experience teaching economics courses, or managerial experience involving budgetary and economic decisions.
  • Teaching experience demonstrated by prior record of teaching, TA experience, research presentations, or professional development training seminars.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that addresses how you meet qualifications.

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

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement of teaching interests.

  • Sample of Disciplinary Writing for Economics

  • 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 (course 1 of 2) (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations from the Most Recent Terms (course 2 of 2) (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

Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation*. 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 (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

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Santa Cruz, California