We use cookies. Find out more about it here. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
Back to search results

Literature Department: Lecturer Pool

University of California - Santa Cruz
United States, California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street (Show on map)
May 10, 2024
Position overview
Position title:
Literature Pre-six Lecturer
Salary range:
A reasonable estimate for an appointment to teach a standard five-credit course is $8,282 - $23,306 (based on salary points 1-36), please see the UCSC Salary Scales and refer to the Non-senate Instructional (NSI) Unit 18 Pre-six Lecturer Academic Year scale. Instructional Workload Credit (IWC) valuation may vary, and the course salary will be adjusted accordingly. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year (see Summer Session Faculty and Lecturer Pay).
Percent time:
Variable, based on the course load assigned.
Anticipated start:
Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's instructional need and the availability of funding. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments made in fall quarter 2023 through fall quarter 2024. Initial appointments with effective dates outside of this recruitment period will require an alternative open recruitment.
Position duration:
Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters), but they may also be made during Summer Session.

Application Window

Open date: June 17, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Aug 25, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 14, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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.

Position description

The The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of lecturers. The department offers courses in a broad range of areas including, but not limited to the following genres:

  • English-language literatures, including American and British literatures
  • French and Francophone literatures (in French and in translation)
  • German literature (in German and in translation)
  • Greek and Latin literatures (in original and in translation)
  • Italian literature (in Italian and in translation)
  • Russian literature (in translation)
  • Comparative literature
  • Digital humanities
  • Indigenous literatures
  • Non-western literatures
  • Postcolonial literature
  • Visual, performative, sonic, filmic, and other media

Applicants with a record of teaching excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Internal candidates will be given priority consideration.

Literature Department: https://literature.ucsc.edu/

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in literature or related field.
  • A minimum of one-year college-level teaching experience.

Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Informative letter of application that addresses your area of expertise, experience and range of teaching, and teaching philosophy.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.

  • Syllabus or Description of Proposed Course (1 of 2 required)

  • Syllabus or Description of Proposed Course (2 of 2 required)

  • Syllabus or Description of Proposed Course (Optional)

  • Syllabus or Description of Proposed Course (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (set 1 of 2 required)

  • Teaching Evaluations (set 2 of 2 required)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Applications must include 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 (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

Apply link:

Help contact: litrecru@ucsc.edu

About UC Santa Cruz

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 https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4602.

UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

VISIT UC Santa Cruz: https://www.ucsc.edu

Job location
Santa Cruz, California
Applied = 0