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Lecturer in African American Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 9th, 2019

Last review date: Monday, Jan 13, 2020 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, Jun 30, 2020 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 African American Studies Minor Program ( within the Institute of Arts and Humanities ( at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and invites applications for a part-time lecturer position to teach Introduction to African American Studies (AAS 10) in Spring Quarter 2020. Appointment(s) will be part-time with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability.

Qualified candidates must have :

  1. Ph.D. or terminal degree in African American Studies or a Ph.D. or terminal degree from a comparable discipline with a focus on African American history and/or experiences
  2. A history of research, scholarship, and service focused on African Americans in the United States or Black Diaspora Studies.
  3. One or more years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

The successful candidate is expected to work with the Program Director and existing faculty members to revise the current structure of the introductory course.

The Minor Program in African American Studies coordinates a variety of campus offerings related to the lived experiences of African Americans and the legacies of slavery and racism in the United States. Students taking the Introduction to African American Studies course are often students who wish to procure a minor in African American Studies at UCSD.

Salary is commensurate with teaching experience and is based on University of California salary scales.

Applications will be accepted electronically at Please submit a CV, two sets of course evaluations, and a teaching statement. Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process. Review of applications will begin January 13, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional - Course evaluations for two courses