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Porter College: Elective Courses Lecturer Pool

Position overview

Position title: Porter 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: April 4, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, May 6, 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

Porter College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of lecturers who may be appointed to teach Porter non core/ enhancement courses in one or more of the following subject areas: arts, engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Successful candidates will be expected to teach 2-credit or 5-credit courses in their area of expertise.

Porter College is especially dedicated to fostering achievement in the arts and humanities. Applicants with expertise in art history, creative writing, dance, environmental art, film and video, literature, philosophy of art, photography, theater arts, and visual art are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are also interested in applicants with college-level teaching experience and/or experience teaching first-year university students.

Internal candidates will be given priority consideration.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

M.A/M.S. degree (or equivalent foreign degree); or two years of artistic and creative work, consisting of publications, performances, exhibitions, or installations; or two years of scholarship published in print or web-based media.

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.

  • 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.

  • Course Syllabus

  • Course Syllabus (Optional)

  • Course Syllabus (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations - Evaluations for a course taught in the last three years.

  • Teaching Evaluations - Evaluations for a course taught in the last three years.

  • Teaching Evaluations - Evaluations for a course taught in the last three years.

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Santa Cruz, California