The Legal Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Lecturer. The Legal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, administered by the Politics department, that seeks to integrate the study of law and legal issues through the contributions of such fields as Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Feminist Studies, and Environmental Studies. The area of specialization is open, although we are particularly interested in comparative and international law, human rights, legal theory, race and gender and the law, environment law, public law and institutions, and law and society. We look for candidates who can combine broader conceptual and theoretical concerns with specific legal problems.
The positions are available on a part-time basis for one or more quarters. Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses consistent with the Legal Studies curriculum. Regular appointments are during the academic year, but accepted candidates will also be eligible for Summer Session appointments.
The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching.
SALARY: $6,126 - $8,656 per course, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from this amount.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. in relevant Social Sciences or Humanities related field and/or J.D., or equivalent foreign degree, is required at time of appointment.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in relevant Social Sciences or Humanities field, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary law-related issues, and training in both law and a relevant discipline.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Quarterly
POSITION AVAILABLE: Contingent upon need and availability of funding
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application describing teaching interests and pedagogy, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation*. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Refer to Position #JPF00139-15P in all correspondence.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
CLOSING DATE: Ongoing. Applicants must update their files every three years to remain in the pool.
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