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Lecturers - Humanities Core Program 2021-2022

Application Window

Open date: January 28th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Jun 21, 2021 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, Dec 31, 2021 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 Humanities Core Program is seeking applicants for part-time lecturer positions to teach courses during the 2021–2022 academic year. Annual full-time salary begins at $56,381, 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 2021, 9/20/21–12/10/21, Winter Quarter 2022, 1/3/22–3/18/22, and Spring Quarter 2022, 3/23/22–6/10/22.

The Humanities Core Program at UC Irvine introduces students to the methods and objectives of humanistic inquiry by example and through practice. In lectures, senate faculty from a wide range of disciplines demonstrate the way humanistic scholars approach issues from three general perspectives: cultural, historical, and philosophical. Our lecturing faculty use these perspectives to analyze and interpret many different kinds of primary and secondary sources that speak to a shared topic; in 2021–22, we will continue to explore the theme of Animals, People, and Power. We seek part-time lecturers to lead small seminar sections in which students practice these analytic methodologies through classroom conversations and debates. Seminar instructors also guide students through a yearlong writing curriculum that includes numerous expository essays and a multimodal website, culminating in a capstone research project. These activities are designed to engage students intellectually and to scaffold their development into interdisciplinary researchers 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. Please address in your materials how you would approach teaching writing, undergraduate research, and methodologies from multiple humanities disciplines in a small seminar setting and as part of collaborative pedagogical community.

Applicants should submit 1) a letter of interest that focuses on your teaching qualifications, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) two names and contact information for references, including a reference who has observed your teaching 4) current teaching evaluations, 5) a sample lesson plan for a small seminar-style class period (limit 5 pages total), and 6) Statement of Contributions to Diversity.

Submit materials via UC Irvine's online application system, RECRUIT, located at
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled, but those submitted by 3/15/21 will receive full consideration.

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.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of Interest - A letter of interest that focuses on your teaching qualifications.

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

  • Teaching Evaluations - Most current evaluations.

  • Sample Lesson Plan - Include a sample lesson plan for a small seminar-style class period (limit 5 pages total).

  • 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 7.1.21 - 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)

Job location

Irvine, CA