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Lecturer - Humanities Core Program 2023-2024

Position overview

Salary range: Salary with 100% appointment begins at $64,329. Please note appointments will be made at 41.25%-82.50% (1 or 2 courses per quarter).

Application Window

Open date: March 15, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, May 1, 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: Friday, Mar 1, 2024 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 2023-2024 academic year. Annual full-time salary begins at $64,329, with benefits available to appointees who meet eligibility requirements (for more info go to: 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:


Fall 2023
Service Dates: 9/25/23 - 12/15/23
Pay Period 9/12: 7/1/23 - 10/31/23
Pay Period 9/9: 10/1/23 - 12/31/23

Winter 2024
Service Dates: 1/03/24 - 3/22/24
Pay Period 9/12: 11/1/23 - 2/29/24
Pay Period 9/9: 1/1/24 - 3/31/24

Spring 2024
Service Dates: 3/27/24 - 6/14/24
Pay Period 9/12: 3/1/24 - 6/30/24
Pay Period 9/9: 4/1/24 - 6/30/24

The Humanities Core Program at UC Irvine introduces students to the methods and objectives of humanistic inquiry through the interdisciplinary exploration of a cyclical theme. The theme of the current cycle is Worldbuilding. In lectures, senate faculty from a wide range of disciplines demonstrate the way humanistic scholars approach their research topics in relation to that theme; in 2023-24, they represent the departments of Art History, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, East Asian Studies, English, European Languages and Literature, Film and Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and History. These lecturing faculty members model how to analyze and interpret many different kinds of primary sources and scholarly conversations.

We seek part-time lecturers to lead small seminars 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, a multimodal website, and 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. The program and our teaching faculty understand the course to be a collaborative endeavor and we pride ourselves on the ongoing pedagogical conversation that occurs in weekly staff meetings, workshops, and the sharing of teaching materials.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline by time of appointment. Experience teaching composition and 5+ years of university teaching experience are preferred. Please address in your materials how you would approach teaching writing, undergraduate research, and methodologies from multiple humanities disciplines to a diverse student population in a small seminar setting and as part of a collaborative pedagogical community.

Applicants should submit:
1) a letter of interest that focuses on teaching qualifications
2) a current curriculum vitae
3) two names and contact information for references, including a reference who has observed your teaching.

Current teaching evaluations, a sample lesson plan for a small seminar-style class period, and a teaching statement may be requested at a later stage of the hiring process.

Submit materials via UC Irvine's online application system, RECRUIT, located at

This recruitment is for potential openings in the future (i.e., an open pool) and does not guarantee availability. If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Mason, Manager of Humanities Core at

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


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in Humanities discipline by time of appointment.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

Please provide contact information for two references, including a reference who has observed your teaching.

Apply link:

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA