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Lecturers - Humanities Core Program 2019-2020

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 14th, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Feb 7, 2020 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.


The Humanities Core Program is seeking applicants for part-time lecturer positions to teach courses during the 2019-2020 academic year. Annual full-time salary begins at $54,738, but please note appointments will be made at 41.25% to 82.50% time (one to two courses per quarter). Service period dates are: Fall Quarter 2019, 9/26/19-12/13/19, Winter Quarter 2020, 1/6/20-3/20/20, and Spring Quarter 2020, 3/30/20-6/11/20.

The Humanities Core Program at UC Irvine introduces students to the methods and objectives of humanistic inquiry by example and practice. In lectures, faculty from a wide range of disciplines will exemplify the way humanists approach issues from three general perspectives: philosophical, historical and cultural. Lecturers will use these perspectives to analyze the many different kinds of written texts and visual images in the assigned readings. In small discussion sections, students will practice these perspectives in classroom conversations and debates and in their own writing. These activities are designed to engage students intellectually as they examine the topic of the course throughout the year.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline. Priority will be given to those with 3+ years of university teaching. Knowledge of Humanities Core and experience teaching composition are also preferred.

Applicants should submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) current teaching evaluations, 4) any relevant teaching materials, and 5) Statement of Contributions to Diversity.

Submit materials via UC Irvine's online application system, RECRUIT, located at Review of applications will begin after March 29, 2019.

Visit our website at for more information about the Humanities Core Program.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Interest

  • Teaching Evaluations 3 to 5

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Ph.D in hand by 7.1.19 - Copy of your diploma or a Word doc saying your expected date of graduation.

  • Any relevant teaching materials (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-5 required (contact information only)