Community Studies Program: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

Santa Cruz, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz

Community Studies Program: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

The Community Studies Program ( 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 topical and core curriculum courses. We seek applications from outstanding candidates to offer primarily upper division instruction in one or more of the following topical areas:
  • Community organizing
  • Social movements
  • Experiential education theory and practice
  • Non-profit organization studies
  • Health justice
  • Health policy analysis, advocacy and activism
  • Critical Public Health
  • Community research methods
  • Urban studies
  • Urban and regional political economy
  • Local and global food systems and movements
  • Labor and global political economy
  • Ethnography
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Anthropology, General
  • Politics

The selected candidates' instruction will draw upon their professional expertise and content knowledge associated with relevant social science and humanities disciplines. We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrated record of successful teaching at the college or research university level or professional work experience demonstrating teaching proficiency (e.g., organizing or facilitating workshops, seminars, and/or trainings).

The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.


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.

Master's degree or higher (or equivalent foreign degree) at the time of application or a Bachelor's degree and two years' professional experience in a field relevant to the advertised topical areas at the time of application.

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.

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

Please refer to Position # JPF00623-19P in all correspondence.

  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your academic and professional qualifications and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Sample course syllabus (one is required, maximum of three accepted)
  • Diversity statement addressing past or potential contributions to diversity through teaching and/or professional activities (required) Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at
  • Teaching evaluations (optional, maximum of evaluations for two courses accepted)

Reference Requirement
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of two are required and a maximum of three 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

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through August 1, 2020. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning in winter quarter 2019 through spring 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.

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.



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