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Lecturer in Black Diaspora and African American Studies 2022-23

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer

Application Window

Open date: August 10, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 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, Jun 30, 2023 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

The School of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

We are seeking applicants for lecturer positions in the Black Diaspora and African American Studies Program ( within the Institute of Arts and Humanities ( for the 2022-2023 academic year. Appointments may be part-time, quarterly or annually, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability. Positions are available beginning Fall Quarter 2022, and courses may also be available in Winter and Spring quarters.

Duties include instruction of courses on topics related to the Black Diaspora and African American Studies. Lecturers will work with the program director and affiliated faculty to discuss course content and develop syllabi as needed.

Courses may include:
• Service Learning in Non-Profits seminar for students undertaking field experience in organizations that support Black communities
• Scholarly Practicum seminar for students undertaking scholarly research with faculty on topics related to Black Diaspora and African American Studies
• Special Topics courses in STEM, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities related to Black Diaspora and African American Studies
• Capstone Course for graduating seniors majoring in Black Diaspora and African American Studies
• Other courses as needed


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Please submit a cover letter with information on the courses you are interested in teaching, and in which quarter: Fall, Winter, or Spring.

  • 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.

  • Student Evaluations - Student evaluations from one course.

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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