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Part-Time Lecturers, Department of History

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 8th, 2019
Last review date: Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 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: Tuesday, Mar 31, 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 History at the University of California, Riverside, seeks to develop a pool of highly qualified lecturers to fill possible part-time openings during the 2019-2020 academic year. Candidates prepared to teach in the following areas of specialization are invited to submit applications:

• US History: courses on witches in colonial US, history of California, US consumer culture, the 1960s, and American musical cultures

• Asian-American History, including the Vietnam War
All qualified candidates for these courses will also be considered for available US survey courses

• Ancient Mediterranean history, qualified to teach courses on Rome

• Modern Latin American History, survey and topical courses

• Early Modern European history: courses on Britain and on Spain
All qualified candidates for these courses will also be considered for an Early Modern European survey course

All qualified candidates in all fields will also be considered for teaching 20th-century World History

All appointments are contingent on budgetary approval, departmental need and enrollment in each course. Each appointment will begin September 23, 2019 for Fall Quarter courses; January 2, 2020 for Winter Quarter courses; March 25, 2020 for Spring Quarter courses, and continue for one quarter. The salary is $6,081.00 per course for a Lecturer position.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in History or a relevant field; documented record of teaching excellence at the upper-division level in history in the fields involved.

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.

To apply: Applicants must use UCR’s online portal [ ] to submit the following material: cover letter; curriculum vitae; sample syllabus for a course in the area of application; evidence of qualifications to teach surveys in field and/or world history; evidence of teaching experience and excellence; and three letters of recommendation. Inquiries should be addressed to: Professor Molly McGarry, Chair, Lecturer Search Committee, Department of History, University of California, Riverside, at Review of applications will begin on Monday, June 10, 2019. Candidates will be notified if they are included in the pool for potential openings; search remains open until all positions are filled.

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 receive 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.

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Sample syllabus in area of application

  • Teaching experience and evidence of teaching success in the fields under consideration. - Experience as an instructor in survey courses preferred for candidates being considered for survey courses.

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • 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.

  • Miscellaneous / Additional evidence as needed (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required