Politics Lecturer Pool

University of California Santa Cruz
  • Location
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
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  • Posted
    Jun 24

Position description

A reasonable estimate for an appointment to teach a standard five-credit course is $8,531 -$11,131 (based on salary points 1-10). Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year. 

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 made in fall quarter 2024 through fall quarter 2025.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 15, 2024 

Next review date: Monday, Jul 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. 

Final date: Saturday, Jun 14, 2025 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 Department of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of lecturers who may be appointed to teach in any of the sub-fields of political science (American, comparative, theory, and international relations). 

Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses at the lower or upper division level, consistent with the Politics Department curriculum. Courses include but are not limited to the political theory course series (Ancient Political Thought, Early Modern Political Thought, Modern Political Thought, and Contemporary Political Theory), the U.S. politics course series (Congress, President, and the Court in American Politics; Society and Democracy in the American Political Development; and State and Capitalism in American Political Development); the comparative politics course series (European Politics, Latin American Politics, and Politics in East Asia), and the international politics course series (Theories of International and World Politics; International Law; Security, Conflict, Violence, War; and International Political Economy). 

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: Ph.D. in political science or related field and/or evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. 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. 

Application instructions

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