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Religious Studies Part-Time Lecturer positions 2019-2020

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 28th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Mar 20, 2020 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.


The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Riverside, is seeking to fill several one-quarter temporary teaching positions (Lecturer) for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Qualified applicants must have an M.A. or higher degree, possess a strong commitment to teaching, and one year teaching experience at the college level. The salary is $6081.39 per course for a Lecturer position. The filling of the positions are subject to budgetary approval and enrollment in the course.

Applications are welcome from qualified persons to teach the following classes:

Fall Quarter 2019 (September 23, 2019 - December 13, 2019)
RLST 002 Comparative Scriptures
RLST 005 Introductions to Asian Religions
RLST 116 Religion and Violence

Winter Quarter 2020 (January 2, 2020 - March 20, 2020)
RLST 012 Religious Myths and Rituals
RLST 014 Religion and Science
RLST 169 Religion and Music

Spring Quarter 2020 (March 25, 2020 - June 12, 2020)
RLST 010 Introduction to the Bible
RLST 012 Religious Myths and Rituals
RLST 100 The Problem of Religion

Complete applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations taught at the college or university level, 3 letters of recommendation that include teaching ability assessment, and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity. Please indicate the course(s) for which your application is being submitted in your cover letter. Applications and supporting material received by the initial review dates will receive full consideration, those review dates are as follows:

Fall Quarter: September 6, 2019
Winter Quarter: November 1, 2019
Spring Quarter: February 3, 2020

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • CV

  • Teaching Evaluations - Recent teaching evaluations taught at the college or university level.

  • Letters of Recommendation (3) - Please upload 3 letters of recommendation that include teaching ability assessment.

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Optional information - You may add optional information (if applicable) that you would like the committee to consider.