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John R. Lewis College: Elective Courses Lecturer Pool

Position overview

Position title: John R. Lewis College: Elective Courses Pre-six Lecturer
Salary range: Course credit varies from one to five credits. A reasonable estimate for an appointment to teach a standard five-credit course is $8,282 - $14,100 (based on salary points 1-19). Please see the UCSC Salary Scales and refer to the Non-senate Instructional (NSI) Unit 18 Pre-six Lecturer Academic Year scale. Instructional Workload Credit (IWC) valuation may vary and the course salary will be adjusted accordingly. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year (see Summer Session Faculty and Lecturer Pay).
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 beginning in spring quarter 2024 through spring quarter 2025. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.
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 date: February 27, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Mar 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jan 31, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

College Ten at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of lecturers who may be appointed to teach College Ten enhancement courses under the general direction of the College Ten Provost. A complete list of the College Ten courses and their descriptions can be viewed in the UCSC Catalog. These courses offer students the opportunity for small, seminar-style classes at the college level and they are designed to augment or enhance general education requirements and disciplinary courses. The enhancement courses focus on College Ten’s theme of Social Justice and Community. Selected candidates will contribute to this theme and in some cases they will have the opportunity to design or help develop new enhancement courses. Although trained in one discipline, applicants should be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary environment and draw from expertise in one or more of the following disciplinary subject areas: humanities, arts, social sciences, or life sciences.

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: Record of effectively working with students from a wide range of social, cultural, and academic backgrounds; Familiarity with current theory and research in social justice and community; Master’s degree or completion of at least one year of a Ph.D. program; and/or a minimum of two years’ teaching experience at the university level.

The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.

Internal candidates will be given priority consideration.

John R. Lewis College:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

B.A./B.S. degree or higher. Equivalent foreign degrees will be considered.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.

  • 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.

  • List of Professional References - Please provide names and contact information for three professional references. The search committee will conduct reference checks for those applicants who are under serious consideration.

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 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