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History: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

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The History Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an on-going pool of qualified instructors to teach occasional courses on a part-time, temporary basis in all areas of History, including, but not limited to: Africa, Ancient History, Middle East (colonial and post colonial), Latin America (colonial and national periods), Modern China, Medieval Europe, Modern Europe, Modern Japan, United States (all time periods), and World History.

Emphasis will be placed on teaching excellence at the university level. Regular appointments are during the academic year, but accepted candidates will also be eligible for Summer Session appointments. 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: $6,436-$6,763 per course, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from this amount.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in hand in History or related field, and demonstrated record of university level teaching.

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

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include an informative letter of application (including area of expertise; experience and range of teaching; teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation* (not older than two years), minimum of two sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00177-15P 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 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.

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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 Syllabi

  • Sample Syllabi

  • Sample Syllabi (Optional)

  • Sample Syllabi (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required