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Part-time Lecturer - MUS 008

Recruitment Period

Open November 6th, 2020 through Sunday, Dec 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The successful candidate should have experience teaching US popular music history for non-music major undergraduates. MUS 008 Course description: Explores the so-called popular musics and music cultures of the United States and the social history of these cultures to provide students with a sonic understanding of these extremely fractured, ever reconstituted “United States.”

Position(s): Part-time Lecturer

Starting Date: Winter Quarter 2021 will be taught remotely. Instruction begins January 4, 2021 and ends March 12, 2021.

Salary: $6,264.56 per course per quarter (pending final budget approval).

Duties: Teach one undergraduate course and oversee four Teaching Assistants. The course is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:10-6:30 p.m. This course has a maximum enrollment of 300 students.

Qualifications: MA or MFA degree in Music. Two years of experience teaching at the college level is required with three years preferred. Strong commitment to excellence. Applicants must have the ability to teach remotely.

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.

Application Procedure:
Provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement of contribution to diversity, teaching evaluations, and two letters of recommendation. All materials must be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system located at Deadline to receive application is December 6, 2020. Review of applications will begin December 7, 2020.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System

Department Contact person: Benicia L. Mangram at benicia@ucr.ed

The Department of Music is housed in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences on the Riverside campus of the University of California and offers the bachelor’s degree (BA) in music or music and culture, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees (with emphases in composition, ethnomusicology, and musicology). Departmental offices, classrooms, and performance spaces are located in the ARTS Building.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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.

  • Teaching evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required