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Sociology Department Part-Time Lecturer(s) for UCI LIFTED Program, 2022-2023

Application Window

Open date: June 17, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 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: Tuesday, Jan 31, 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 Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications from those interested in teaching classes within the LIFTED BA program for incarcerated individuals during the 2022-23 academic year.
About the LIFTED program

There is growing consensus around the importance of creating and sustaining effective college-in-prison reentry programs for those who are currently incarcerated. The LIFTED program – Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees – seeks to fulfill this mission. The University of California, Irvine, is partnering with Southwestern College to offer BA degrees to students from the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego. Southwestern College has been a state leader in offering college-in-prison AA degrees, and UCI LIFTED will extend opportunity to the BA level, laying the foundation for a new path to decarceration and moving us closer to the dream of enabling “anyone from anywhere” to educate themselves into a better life. Classes must be taught in person at the Donovan Correctional Facility southeast of San Diego.

Classes may include the following:
Sociol 110, Research Methods
Sociol 120, Sociological Theory
Sociol 180AW, Sociology Majors Seminar
Other substantive courses listed in the UCI Sociology catalogue:

Interested candidates should submit:
-Cover letter that clearly indicates which course/s you are qualified to teach
-Current Curriculum Vitae
-Teaching statement, including any information relevant to the LIFTED program
-Diversity statement, addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
-Teaching evaluations
-Three letters of recommendation
-Optional materials: writing sample, peer evaluations, course syllabi, teaching awards, etc.

PhD required by time of appointment.

Successful candidates will need to pass a background check conducted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The review process will begin July 21, 2022, but screening will continue until the position/s are filled and/or LIFTED program needs are met, with a final closing date of January 31st, 2023. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed.

Appointments may be effective for Winter and/or Spring quarter in the 2022-2023 academic year. Salary will be based on UCI salary scales and qualifications.

Questions about the position may be directed to the Sociology Department Manager, Maryann Zovak-Wieder,, or the Department Analyst, Alysha Casado, For more information on UCI Sociology, see and for information on the LIFTED program, see


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD required by time of appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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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.