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Lecturer- Dimensions of Culture Writing Program- Upper Division Course, Thurgood Marshall College 2021-2022

Application Window

Open date: February 1st, 2021

Last review date: Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 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, Dec 31, 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.

Position description

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 2021-2022 academic year (if needed, applicants may be considered for the current 2020-21 academic year). Appointments vary from one to three quarters. Instructors will teach the upper division DOC course, DOC 100D, which provides a broad overview of the histories of multiple communities and explores the struggle for social justice in the United States.

Topics include:
-social movements
-shifting ideologies of class, "race," and gender
-the rise of corporate power
-the transformation of higher education.

Students will learn to analyze and discuss historical artifacts that range from essays on gender and racialization to autobiography to video and film.

The successful candidate must have:

-An M.A. or terminal degree (must be conferred by June 30, 2021) 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.

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—Diversity, Justice, and Imagination (DOC),” challenges students to develop a historically grounded understanding of the diverse experiences that have shaped U.S. culture. The distinctive core sequence, which serves as the centerpiece of the general education requirements, emphasizes a deep examination of American society. DOC is designed to be an interdisciplinary curriculum that explores the promise of the nation’s founding ideals juxtaposed to collective struggles to realize those ideals for all communities. DOC 100D is open to Thurgood Marshall College transfer (IGETC) students, as well as Juniors and Seniors from the other five colleges. It satisfies UCSD’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion requirement.

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.

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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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.

  • Teaching Evaluations - most current

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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

Job location

San Diego, Ca