Sociology Department: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

Santa Cruz, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz

Sociology Department: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

The Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who may be appointed to teach various undergraduate courses such as: Introduction to Sociology; Issues and Problems in American Society; World Society; Classical Social Theory; Contemporary Social Theory; The Evaluation of Evidence; Statistical Methods; Family and Society; Death and Dying; Sociology of Knowledge; Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Sexuality, and Cultural Politics ; Health and Medicine; Sociology of Emotions; Social Inequality; Sociology of Masculinities; Popular Culture; Social Problems; Social Psychology; Ethnicity and Race; Environmental Inequality; Media, Marketing, and Culture; and other electives (see the UCSC Course Catalog for a complete list of courses).

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) in sociology or other fields relevant to the advertised position in the social sciences or humanities. The degree requirement must be met at the time of application.
  • A minimum of one year of university-level teaching experience.

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 there may also be openings 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 # JPF00750-20P in all correspondence.

Reference Requirement
Applicants must include confidential letters (a minimum of two are required and a maximum of three will be accepted). 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.

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through June 1, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments through spring quarter, 2022. 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) 459-3676.

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.

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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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