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Lecturer in Sociology AY 2024-2025

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $66,259-$76,814.
“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 19, 2024

Next review date: Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 18, 2025 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 Department of Sociology [] at UC San Diego has occasional openings for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) throughout the academic year. Teaching expectations are based on the needs of the department including large, introductory courses in applicants' sub disciplines and possibly upper and lower division courses, related to their own research interests. The full list of courses offered by the Department of Sociology can be found in the online course catalog []. Candidates must identify the specific course or courses they are applying to teach and quarters they are available.

Responsibilities entail the effective instruction of students, teaching classes in accordance with course objectives and published schedules, advising students on academic matters and maintaining an active interest in the advances/current thinking in their subject area.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants are required to have an MA or ABD in Sociology or a related discipline, with (two years required) relevant experience to the course(s) to which they are applying to teach. For some courses, an applicant without a graduate degree in sociology may also apply, provided that the person is an experienced practitioner with practical experiences relevant to the subject matter taught. In those cases, a minimum working experience of two years, in related field or industry is required.

Preferred qualifications

Among applicants with a PhD, those with teaching experience are preferred; experience includes graduate teaching (2-5 years).

We are especially interested in recruiting candidates committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and who will make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports that commitment. This can be demonstrated via a diversity statement or other documents that show an inclusive approach to teaching that values diversity.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations: - Most recent Teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available)

  • Sample Syllabi (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 1-4 letters of reference required
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Job location

San Diego, CA