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Lecturer- Revelle College, Humanities Program 2020-2021

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 1st, 2020

Last review date: Saturday, Aug 1, 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: Thursday, Dec 31, 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.


Part time non-tenure track lectureships with the Revelle College, Humanities Program at UC San Diego will be available for the 2020-2021 academic year (if needed, applicants may be considered for the current 2019-20 academic year). Appointments vary from one to three quarters.

A Ph.D. in history, philosophy, literature or related field is required by the start of appointment.

Our ideal candidate would also have demonstrated strong leadership or commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting as well as a record of excellent teaching interdisciplinary courses in history, philosophy, and literature, with a focus on major aspects of the Western humanistic tradition and demonstrated an assured ability to make challenging texts fully accessible to undergraduate students.

Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applications from candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment.

Applications should be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at

Teaching evaluations may be requested if the applicant is selected as a top candidate

The Humanities Program offers interdisciplinary courses in history, philosophy, and literature, with a focus on major aspects of the Western humanistic tradition. In these courses, students examine the development of a wide variety of ideas and forms of expression that exert a major influence on modern America. Through lectures and class discussions, and through the writing of essays, students learn to interpret literary, historical, and philosophical texts and to conduct independent critical assessment of documents and ideas. The sequence of courses, Humanities 1 through 5, meets the humanities and writing requirement of Revelle College. Instruction in university-level writing is part of all five courses, but students in Humanities 1 and 2 (six units each) receive intensive writing instruction.

Revelle College, the first college at UC San Diego, was founded in the early 1960's when nationally the Great Books Programs, piloted by The University of Chicago and Columbia University, influenced Humanities curricula; and a post-Sputnik resurgence of Science and Mathematics shaped Universities' technical programs. The original Revelle College faculty believed that the educated American should be acquainted with the specific and fundamental disciplines: all graduates should know some of the literature, art, science and social issues that define our culture.

AA-EOE: 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.

Job location

San Diego, Ca


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - 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. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Teaching Evaluations - Most Recent

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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