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Lecturer in African American Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 15th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Jul 6, 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 15, 2021 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.

Description

The African American Studies Minor Program (http://af-amstudies.ucsd.edu/) within the Institute of Arts and Humanities (http://iah.ucsd.edu/) 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 part-time lecturer positions to teach Introduction to African American Studies (AAS 10), and other African American Studies courses such as Special Topics courses beginning in Fall Quarter 2020 through Spring 2021. Appointment(s) will be part-time with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability.

Qualified candidates must have the following:
• a Ph.D. or terminal degree in African American/Black Diaspora Studies, a disciplinary focus on African Americans or the Black Diaspora in a comparable field, or the candidate’s research/scholarship in a particular field of study demonstrates a strong focus on the experiences of African Americans or people of African descent across the Black Diaspora.
• two or more years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level as the instructor of record or Teaching Assistant, and/or at the graduate level as the instructor of record.

The successful candidate is expected to work with the Program Director and existing faculty members to structure the introductory course. Salary is commensurate with teaching experience and is based on University of California salary scales.

The 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. The Introduction to African American Studies course is designed for students who wish to procure a minor in African American Studies and students who are taking the course to satisfy the Diversity Equity and Inclusion requirement.

Applications will be accepted electronically. 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 July 6, 2020 and continue until all positions are filled. Apply at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02501

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - 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.

  • 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.