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Education Department: History & Civics Project Academic Coordinator (Open until filled, initial application deadline 10/12/18)

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 12th, 2018
Last review date: October 12th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 28th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The History & Civics Project [HCP] under the Education Department [] at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the HCP Academic Coordinator, who will work under the direction of the site director and the principal investigator. The mission of The History and Civics Project, a regional site of the California History –Social Science Project, is to improve the teaching and learning of history and civics in California schools. Through a variety of grants and contracts, the HCP provides professional development and support to K-12 educators and agencies and works closely with educational agencies on various projects.

The Academic Coordinator will provide oversight and coordination across project initiatives and programs to ensure they align with Project objectives, annual themes, and capacity; contribute to literature and resource reviews; collaborate with the site director and principal investigator to develop targeted programs and materials; execute outreach and publicity processes; determine and oversee project needs including staff and academic personnel resources, participants’ access to facilities (on and off-campus) and equipment, and provide general oversight of the HCP’s daily operations; manage and administer grants and contracts and their accompanying budgets; manage event planning; serve as a liaison among various constituencies on campus and in the K-12 community; and oversee the collection, reporting, and entry of data. The position requires that the selected candidate possess strong communication and project-management skills, work accurately with close attention to detail, and be proficient with varied computer applications. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively is essential.

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Project management experience
  • Background in history or the social sciences, which might include a graduate or undergraduate degree in history or the social sciences, extracurricular undergraduate courses in history or the social sciences, or public history work
  • Administrative or teaching experience in K-12 educational settings
  • Teaching experience or curriculum development experience in history/social science or teaching experience with English learners
  • Successful grant writing experience

Academic Coordinator

Starting salary range of $56,386 to $61,713, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the appointment’s percentage of time, which is projected to be 50%.

Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent foreign degree) at the time of application

As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.

Initial appointment will be at fifty percent time (50%) and for a period of twelve-months, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00639-19T in all correspondence.


  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)

Reference Requirement
Applications must include two confidential letters of recommendation*. Note that your references or dossier service will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*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 (e.g., dossier service, career center, etc.), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by October 12, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

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 the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (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 (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (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.


Job location

Santa Cruz, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

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

Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required

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