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Lecturer- Dimensions of Culture Writing Program, Thurgood Marshall College 2020-2021

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 1st, 2020

Last review date: Monday, May 18, 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 Dimensions of Culture Writing Program with Thurgood Marshall College, 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. Instructors will teach one (or more) of the lower or upper division DOC courses.

A Ph.D. degree (must be conferred by June 30, 2020) in a pertinent field with research experience in intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality and other categories of difference in U.S. society, history, and culture.

Solid teaching experience in composition or other writing programs in a University setting, and demonstrated strong leadership or commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting are preferred.

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.

Thurgood Marshall's Writing Program, “Dimensions of Culture (DOC),” instructs students in critical reading and writing by developing students’ historically grounded understanding of the diverse experiences that have shaped U.S. culture. The lower-division sequence (DOC 1-3) is required of all first-year students at Marshall College and constitutes the core of Marshall College’s general education requirements, providing a unified academic experience for all first year students that is grounded in the College’s commitment to social justice.

DOC course themes include but are not limited to:
• successive waves of immigration
• the formation of stratifications based on gender, class, "race," religion, and other categories
• the social movements that struggled to fulfill the founding ideals
• the role of institutions in the delivery of justice and equity, and
• the cultural productions that have been shaped by these issues.

Each quarter, students in the lower-division sequence attend both large-class lectures taught by DOC faculty and small discussion section meetings guided by Teaching Assistants. DOC 1-3 lecturers will teach from a unified and collaborative syllabus with required writing assignments that are uniform across all tracks. DOC 1-3 courses are designed to be integrated, with central themes flowing from course to course and learning objectives building upon each other to ensure that Marshall College students are able to read critically, produce effective written arguments, and practice a rigorous research process after completion of the sequence.

Thurgood Marshall 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. Thurgood Marshall College, formerly known as Third College, was founded in 1970 in a period of transformative social change in the United States and the world. From its beginning, the college has enriched the lives of undergraduates with a commitment to the development of young people as both professionals and engaged citizens. In 1993, the college was named in honor of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Justice Marshall is well known for his dedication to educational opportunity for all, civil rights, and freedom of speech, women’s rights, and the right to privacy.

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 (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

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

  • Teaching Evaluations - Most Recent

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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