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Feminist Studies: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

We are no longer accepting applications for this recruitment


The Feminist Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach courses during the regular academic year as well as in summer session in the following areas: Feminist Theories; Racial and Gender Formations in the US; Feminism and Literature; Transnational Feminism; Indigenous Feminisms; Postcolonial Feminist Studies; Law and Politics; Queer, Trans and Sexuality Studies; Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies; Indigenous Studies; Feminist Science Studies; Health and Reproductive Technologies; Gender and Popular Culture. Course proposals should encompass issues of multiculturalism, race, and class. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching. Candidates must be willing to teach both seminars and large lecture courses.

Candidates accepted into this pool may be approached by other units to teach in areas related to their demonstrated areas of expertise.

RANK: Lecturer

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation for Summer Session may vary from academic year.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. in field relating to areas of instruction listed above. Minimum three years higher education/college/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 a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, and three recent letters of recommendation*, and diversity statement (optional). Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00161-15P 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 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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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

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

  • Sample Syllabus

  • Sample Syllabus

  • Sample Syllabus (Optional)

  • Sample Syllabus (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required