Critical Race and Ethnic Studies: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)
The Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who may be appointed to teach courses in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies during the regular academic year and/or Summer Session.
We seek professionally active and versatile teachers whose pedagogy is grounded in critical analysis of race and ethnicity and who are conversant with recent trends in ethnic studies. Candidates should be willing to develop syllabi, which engage with racial capitalism and emphasize the intersection of race and ethnicity with categories such as gender, sexuality, class, disability, indigeneity, law, and citizenship. We are open to a range of proposed topics, not limited to courses that incorporate or focus on the following:
Comparative approaches to the study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity Critical adoption studies Critical migration or comparative border studies Critical prison studies Disability studies Environmental studies Histories of decolonizing, anticolonial, race-radical social movements Indigenous studies Labor studies Mixed-race studies Queer studies Settler colonial studies Transgender studies War and empire studies
We particularly welcome candidates whose courses are grounded in comparative, interdisciplinary, and/or transnational approaches. Additionally, we are especially interested in applicants with experience in indigenous studies or community organizing.
Lecturers should be willing to teach in both large lecture and smaller seminar class formats.
ACADEMIC TITLE Lecturer
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the Lecturer is appointed to teach. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS M.A. or equivalent foreign degree in Ethnic Studies, Feminist Studies, American Studies, History, Literature, Sociology or a related field at the time of application and a minimum of three years' teaching experience at the college or university level.
POSITION AVAILABLE Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's instructional need and the availability of funding. 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 REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Letter of application that outlines 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 (required)
Curriculum vitae: Please include your most recently updated CV (required)
Statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (required) See UCSC guidelines for statements at https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html.
Course Evaluations (two sets of evaluations are required and a maximum of four will be accepted)
Sample course syllabi (two are required and four will be accepted)
Reference Requirement Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of two are required and a maximum of four will be accepted). Please 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 http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through March 1, 2022. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning Summer Session 2022 through Winter Quarter 2023. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.
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