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Lecturer in Latin American Studies AY 2024-2025

Position overview

Position title: Unit 18 Pre-Six Lecturer
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $66,259-$74,576.
“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: April 15, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Jun 7, 2024 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: Monday, Apr 14, 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

For Academic Year 2024-25, Latin American Studies at UC San Diego [] has occasional openings for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) throughout the academic year. The program is looking for applicants who have experience teaching include undergraduate lower and upper division lecture courses. The full list of courses offered by Latin American Studies 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 in Latin American Studies, or related discipline, with (two years required) relevant experience to the course(s) to which they are applying to teach.
  • They can evidence their teaching effectiveness via teaching statements and evaluations.
  • For some courses, an applicant without a graduate degree in related field 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

ABD in Latin American Studies or related field; among applicants with a PhD, those with teaching experience are preferred; experience includes graduate teaching (2-5years).

We are especially interested in recruiting candidates who have plans to contribute 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

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

San Diego, CA