Kresge College: College 1 Lecturer Pool

Employment Type

: Part-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary


Kresge College ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers to teach sections of College 1, the first course of UCSC’s Academic Literacy Curriculum, which launches in fall 2018. College 1 is a required core course designed to help students develop academic and civic proficiency in reading and critical thinking. Students will develop understanding of “academic ethos” and habits of mind and practice that are tied to a sense of belonging and academic success. This course prepares students for success in other UCSC courses. There is no placement exam for College 1; enrollment in this course is not tracked by proficiency in reading, writing, or critical thinking.

Instructors meet with a seminar of about thirty students two or three times per week and present material from an established syllabus; assign and evaluate student work; meet with students in small groups; prepare grades, which may include narrative evaluations of student performance; hold weekly office hours; and carry out other typical instructional duties.

Students in Kresge College 1 Academic Literacy and Ethos: Power and Representation examine contemporary nonfiction and creative work in varied media that reflect social and institutional practices related to power and representation. Readings focus on individuals’ and communities’ struggles to represent and constitute themselves in the United States.

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree)
  • Demonstrated record of working effectively with students from a wide range of social, cultural, and academic backgrounds
  • Familiarity with current theory and research in academic literacy and discourse pedagogy, or related topics
  • Research or teaching experience in visual or aural culture, the arts, literature, performance studies, or media studies


  • Master's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) at the time of application; or a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) and completion of at least one year of a Ph.D. program at the time of application; or a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) and at least two years of teaching experience at the college level at the time of application.
  • Experience teaching critical and analytical reading, thinking, and/or writing at the college level.
    Beginning in fall quarter 2018, contingent upon availability of funding. The College 1 course is only offered during the fall quarter of each academic year; approximate service period is late September through mid-December.

    Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

    Apply at
    Please refer to Position # JPF00545-18P in all correspondence.


  • Cover letter that addresses how you meet the qualifications (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • One-page statement that addresses your philosophy of teaching (required)
  • Teaching evaluations (optional, a maximum of three will be accepted)
  • One-page statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity through teaching (optional) Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at
  • Reference Requirement
    Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation*(a minimum of two are required and a maximum of three will be accepted). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

    *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 (e.g., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

    Applications for this recruitment will be accepted beginning May 9, 2018 through August 1, 2020. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments that occur effective fall quarter 2018 through fall quarter 2020. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.

    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, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.

    UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.


    Job location

    Santa Cruz, CA

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    Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Cover letter that addresses how you meet the qualifications

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

  • Teaching philosophy - One-page statement that addresses your teaching philosophy

  • Teaching evaluations - Set one of three

  • Teaching evaluations - Set two of three

  • Teaching evaluations - Set three of three

  • Contributions to diversity - One-page statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity through teaching


  • Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required
  • How to apply

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  • If any, provide required reference information
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