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Humanities: Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

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The Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an on-going pool of qualified part-time temporary lecturers to teach occasional courses during the regular academic year and/or in summer session in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.

We seek professionally active and versatile teachers who are conversant with recent trends in ethnic studies and have the ability to teach courses that include significant group discussion. Candidates for this pool should be able to teach courses covering the concept of race; colorblindness and post-racialism; multiculturalism; the intersection of race and ethnicity with categories such as gender, sexuality, class, nationalism, indigeneity, and citizenship; historical discourses of difference underwriting social inequalities and movements to redress those inequalities; and research methods and writing in critical race and ethnic studies. We particularly welcome candidates whose courses would provide a comparative or transnational approach to these topics.

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: $6,127 - $7,105 per course, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation for Summer Session may vary from this amount.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. or equivalent foreign degree in Ethnic Studies, Feminist Studies, American Studies, History, Literature, Sociology, or a related field, with college or university level teaching experience in one or more of the subject areas listed above.


TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: a letter of application (clearly outlining how the basic qualifications are met including the ability to teach courses that include a large discussion component, educational background, teaching experience, and publication record); curriculum vitae; short writing sample; three current confidential letters of recommendation*; and student evaluations (optional). Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00162-15P 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.

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Document requirements
  • Letter of Application - Clearly outline how the basic qualifications are met including the ability to teach courses that include a large discussion component, educational background, teaching experience, and publication record.

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

  • Short Writing Sample

  • Student Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required