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Music: Lecture Pool - Music 80 Series (Ongoing)

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The Music Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an on-going pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach full or part time, either during the academic year or Summer Session under the direction of the Music Department Chair. We seek applications from outstanding candidates with teaching experience to teach the Music 80 series; large lecture courses in special topics (e.g. American Popular Music, American Folk Music, Film Music, Music of India, History of Jazz, Opera, and Drama, etc.) that are specific to the applicant’s background, interest, and expertise.

Qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Music undergraduate and graduate programs (Music Ph.D., D.M.A, and 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.

RANK: Lecturer

SALARY: $6126 - $6436 per 5 unit course, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and number of course units taught per quarter. 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. Compensation for Summer Session may vary from this amount.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Music; or four years of artistic and creative work consisting of a national and/or international record of performances, exhibitions, or installations in music venues, museums, galleries, and festivals, and evidence of scholarship in peer-reviewed journals, web, and/or book publications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: College level teaching experience.

POSITION AVAILABLE: As openings occur, appointments contingent upon 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 description of courses qualified to teach; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two writing samples; 4) one sample syllabus; 5) evaluations of teaching (if available); 6) Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation* sent directly via the UCSC Academic recruit on-line system. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00124-14P in all correspondence.

*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

CLOSING DATE: Ongoing. As this is an ongoing recruitment, applicants will be asked to update their files periodically 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.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.


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

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

  • Writing Sample 1

  • Writing Sample 2

  • Sample Syllabus

  • Teaching Evaluations - Include if available

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required