Open date: March 8, 2023
Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 10, 2023 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: Sunday, Dec 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.
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 2023 Summer Sessions and the 2023-24 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 10A, B, and C, Probability and Statistics
Sociol 110, Research Methods
Sociol 120, Sociological Theory
Sociol 180AW, Sociology Majors Seminar
Other Upper Division Sociology Elective Courses and/or other substantive courses listed in the UCI Sociology catalogue: [https://catalogue.uci.edu/schoolofsocialsciences/departmentofsociology/#courseinventory]
Interested candidates should submit:
-Cover letter that clearly indicates which course/s and topics/specialties 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
-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 April 10, 2023, but screening will continue until the position/s are filled and/or LIFTED program needs are met, with a final closing date of December 31, 2023. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed.
Appointments may be effective for 2023 Summer Session and/or for the 2023-2024 Academic Year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Salary will be based on UCI salary scales, ranging from $64,329 to $72,403, and will be commensurate with experience.
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:
If selected, first-time Lecturer appointees will receive a one-year appointment
Questions about the position may be directed to the Sociology Department Manager, Maryann Zovak-Wieder, [firstname.lastname@example.org], or the Department Analyst, Alysha Casado, [email@example.com]. For more information on UCI Sociology, see [www.sociology.uci.edu] and for information on the LIFTED program, see [https://prisoneducation.uci.edu/].
PhD required by time of appointment.
Cover Letter - Please include information on which courses you are qualified to teach.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Teaching Statement - Please include any information relevant to the LIFTED program.
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: https://ap.uci.edu/files/2020/07/AuthReleaseForm.pdf
Misc / Additional - Some examples of optional materials you can submit are writing sample, peer evaluations, course syllabi, teaching awards, etc.
- 3 letters of reference required
About UC Irvine
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.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.