Position overview Position title: Merrill College 1 Pre-six Lecturer Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The annual salary range for this position is $64,329 - $109,516 (based on salary points 1-19). A reasonable estimate for an appointment to teach a five-credit course is $8,041 - $13,690. 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 units instructional need and the availability of funding. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning in spring quarter 2023 through spring quarter 2024. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.
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.
Open February 1, 2023 through Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by January 31, 2024, you will have until February 14, 2024 to complete your application.
Merrill College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of lecturers to teach sections of College 1, the first course of UCSCs Academic Literacy Curriculum. College 1 is a required core course designed to help students develop academic and civic proficiency in reading and critical thinking. Students will develop understanding of 'academic ethos' and habits of mind and practice that are tied to a sense of belonging and academic success. This course prepares students for success in other UCSC courses. There is no placement exam for College 1; enrollment in this course is not tracked by proficiency in reading, writing, or critical thinking.
Instructors meet with a seminar of about thirty students two or three times per week and present material from an established syllabus; assign and evaluate student work; meet with students in small groups; prepare grades, which may include narrative evaluations of student performance; hold weekly office hours; and carry out other typical instructional duties.
Merrill College is dedicated to studying the effects of change in the world--social, political, economic, cultural--with a special focus on questions of social justice at intersections between the developed and developing worlds. The Merrill College core course examines a range of non-fiction texts in light of these themes and in the context of the expectations of the academic literacy curriculum. Applicants should be able to draw on their knowledge in one or several of the major disciplinary subject areas. Expertise in fields of study in the humanities and social sciences (including, but not limited to, sociology, anthropology, economics, politics, and, history) is particularly relevant.
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:
Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree).
Demonstrated record of working effectively with students from a wide range of social, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
Familiarity with current theory and research in critical and analytical reading.
Familiarity with current theory and research in a field of study relevant to the topical foci (see above) of Merrill College.
A minimum of two years experience teaching critical and analytical reading, thinking, and/or writing at a four-year college or university.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
Internal candidates will be given priority consideration.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
M.A/M.S.; or a B.A./B.S. degree and completion of at least one year of a Ph.D. program; or a B.A./B.S. degree and at least two years of teaching experience at the college level. Equivalent foreign degrees will be considered.
Experience teaching critical and analytical reading, thinking, and/or writing at the college level.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Cover letter that addresses how you meet the qualifications.
Statement of Teaching - One-page statement that addresses your philosophy of teaching.
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.
Teaching Evaluations (set 1 of 3) (Optional)
Teaching Evaluations (set 2 of 3) (Optional)
Teaching Evaluations (set 3 of 3) (Optional)
2-3 letters of reference required
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation*. 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 UCSCs confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm. Apply link:https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01448
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 Universitys 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 email@example.com (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.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs - With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. Additional information and resources for compliance are located on the campus Health Center site