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Lecturer - Partners at Learning (PAL) and Community Engagement

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $64,329 -$83,934.
The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position

Application Window

Open date: March 14, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Feb 23, 2024 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

With a commitment to excellence and diversity the University of California, San Diego Department of Education Studies (EDS) invites applications for the position of Non-Senate Faculty (temporary/part-time lecturer) to teach undergraduate courses in our Partners at Learning (PAL) program. Screening of applicants begins immediately and continues as needed. Applicants will be selected from this pool for one year as needed; some appointments begin in the fall quarter and others in winter and spring quarters. The department is seeking a full time lecturer whose primary teaching responsibilities involve teaching in the Partners At Learning (PAL) Program, UCSD’s largest service-learning program. Successful applicants may also have an opportunity to teach in our Summer Session’s course offerings.

EDS is an interdisciplinary department committed to equity and grounded in a close intersection between research and practice. Our mission is to collaboratively transform educational systems to better serve all students and our new colleague will share that passion. Academic offerings include undergraduate education minors and majors, professional preparation programs in elementary, secondary, and Deaf education, and two doctoral programs. EDS Faculty research interests include linguistic and cultural diversity, teacher learning, leadership, and policy, school leadership and change, family and school partnerships, and uses of educational technology in teaching and learning. To learn more about the UCSD Department of Education Studies you may visit our website.

Teaching Responsibilities:

We are seeking an outstanding lecturer who can teach/co-teach PAL courses which fulfill requirements for the department’s undergraduate minor/major and also meet many campus general graduation requirements. A description of PAL classes can be found here. The applicant may also be called upon to teach other EDS courses as needed. Full EDS Course descriptions can be found in the UCSD General Catalog.

General Duties:

In addition to teaching responsibilities, duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, monitoring and supporting students in their practicum placements, communicating with site partners, and preparing course materials.



Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)
  • Master’s degree or CA Teaching Credential
  • A minimum of 4 years classroom teaching experience in P-12 CA schools.
  • At least 4 years of strong and demonstrated commitment to furthering equity, diversity and the improvement of public education.
Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)
  • At least 2 years experience supporting undergraduates in service-learning settings
  • At least 5 years experience working with local San Diego County schools, districts, and community organizations.
  • Proven collaborative skills and experience with community partners of at least 1 year.
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience with San Diego County’s diverse P-12 demographics and special populations.
  • At least 2 years experience with practical applications of the CA Common Core standards and assessments.
  • Pre-service and in-service training on innovative pedagogies and content integration.
  • At least 2 years of experience supporting undergraduates doing fieldwork in diverse P-12 settings.
Preferred qualifications
  • Experience teaching in diverse, underserved schools and communities for at least 2 years.
  • Strong background in meeting the needs of Multilingual P-12 populations
  • Professional development experience covering Equity Frameworks and anti-racist teaching practices
  • At least two years experience working with the content and structure of the PAL Program.

Application Requirements

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

  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter - Applicants should summarize their training, relevant experience, and note courses they are interested in 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 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA