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Film & Digital Media: Lecture Pool - Critical Studies (Ongoing)

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The Film and Digital Media Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for an ongoing pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach critical studies courses in the areas of film, video, television, new media, and social documentation. Qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the FDM undergraduate and graduate programs (Ph.D. and Social Documentation M.A.) are encouraged to apply.

Candidates accepted to our pool may be approached by other units to teach in areas related to their demonstrated areas of expertise. Regular appointments are during the academic year, but accepted candidates will also be eligible for Summer Session appointments.

RANK: Lecturer

SALARY: Minimum $6,405 per 5-unit course during the academic year, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The campus operates on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year. A full time appointment is based upon an eight-course equivalency. Summer Session appointments fall outside of the academic year, and resulting compensation may vary.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or ABD in film, television, media, social documentation, or similar critical studies field, or equivalent demonstrated by a record of publications. Teaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University teaching experience.

POSITION AVAILABLE: As openings occur, contingent upon need and availability of funding.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: 1) a letter of application which includes a brief description of courses qualified to teach (view current FDM and SOCD curriculum); 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two writing samples; 4) sample syllabus; 5) names and contact information of three qualified and recognized authorities in the field from whom references may be sought*; 6) evaluations of teaching (if available). All documents uploaded to the UC Recruit online system must be in PDF format.

*Prior to any appointment, candidates chosen for this pool will be asked to request three confidential letters of recommendation. 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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Refer to Position #JPF00107-14P in all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE: Ongoing. A review of new applications is conducted one to three times per year. Applicants must update their files every three years if they are interested in remaining in the pool.

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: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (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. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

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Document requirements
  • Letter of Application - Include a brief description of courses qualified to teach

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

  • Writing Sample 1

  • Writing Sample 2

  • Sample Syllabus

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)