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Lecturers - Humanities Core Program 2022-2023

Application Window

Open date: February 25, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Oct 10, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jan 16, 2023 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 2022-2023 academic year. Annual full-time salary begins at $62,455, with benefits available to appointees who meet eligibility requirements (for more info go to: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/eligibility/index.html). Please note appointments will be made at 41.25% to 82.50% time (one to two courses per quarter).

This term appointment falls under the purview of the agreement between the University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and the collective bargaining agreement available here:
https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/index.html Applicants with a 2021-2022 appointment in this Program who apply by the 3/15/22 initial review date will be considered prior to all other applicants.
2022-2023
7/1/22-6/30/23
Fall 2022
Service Dates: 9/19/22 - 12/09/22
Pay Period 9/12: 7/1/22 - 10/31/22
Pay Period 9/9: 10/1/22 - 12/31/22

Winter 2023
Service Dates: 1/04/23 - 3/24/23
Pay Period 9/12: 11/1/22 - 2/28/23
Pay Period 9/9: 1/1/23 - 3/31/23

Spring 2023
Service Dates: 3/29/23 - 6/16/23
Pay Period 9/12: 3/1/23 - 6/30/23
Pay Period 9/9: 4/1/23 - 6/30/23

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 2022-23, we begin a new cycle on the theme of Worldbuilding. 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. Knowledge of Humanities Core, experience teaching composition, and 3+ years of university teaching experience will be 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) A Teaching Statement (that includes approaches to working with diverse student populations).

Submit materials via UC Irvine's online application system, RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07360
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled, but those submitted by 3/15/22 will receive full consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Alexander, Director of Humanities Core at jfalexan@uci.edu.

Visit our website at http://core.humanities.uci.edu 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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in a Humanities discipline

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.

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

  • Teaching Evaluations - 2-3 of your most current evaluations.

  • Teaching Statement (that includes approaches to working with diverse student populations) - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Ph.D. in hand by 7.1.22 - 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)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07380

Campus Information

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