Merrill College: Enhancement Courses Lecturer Pool

University of California - Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
ARS 720.000 - 1.200.000
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Merrill College: Enhancement Courses Lecturer Pool

Position overview
Position title:
Merrill Enhancement Courses Pre-six Lecturer
Salary range:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The annual salary range for this position is $64,329 - $109,516 (based on salary points 1-19). Course credit varies from one to five credits (the majority of courses are two or five credits). A reasonable estimate for an appointment to teach a two-credit course is $3,216 - $5,476. A reasonable estimate for an appointment to teach a five-credit course is $8,041 - $13,690. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year (see Summer Session Faculty and Lecturer Pay). Percent time:
Variable, based on the course load assigned. Anticipated start:
Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's instructional need and the availability of funding.This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning in spring quarter 2023 through spring quarter 2024. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments. Position duration:
Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters), but they may also be made during Summer Session.

Application Window

Open February 1, 2023 through Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by January 31, 2024, you will have until February 14, 2024 to complete your application.

Position description

Merrill College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of lecturers who may be appointed to teach a course or courses that contribute to one or more of the college's long-standing interests. These include social justice, public service, and understanding intersections between developed and developing worlds. Applicants should be able to draw from expertise in arts, engineering, humanities, physical and biological sciences, or social sciences.

Applicants with the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: (1) professional experience in social justice or public service organizations or professional experience in arts or media production (e.g., theater, film, journalism); and (2) university-level teaching experience as instructor of record or teaching experience with courses that are organized around fieldwork, service learning, or experiential education.

The college is particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrated record of working effectively with students from a wide range of social, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.

Internal candidates will be given priority consideration.

Merrill College:

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • M.A/M.S. degree (or equivalent foreign degree); or five years of professional experience in a relevant area such as journalism, non-profit management, field program coordination, film production, educational administration, etc.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.

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

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see before preparing their application.

  • Course Syllabus

  • Course Syllabus (Optional)

  • Course Syllabus (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (course 1 of 3) (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (course 2 of 3) (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (course 3 of 3) (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required

Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation*. 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 (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at

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Help contact: [email protected]

Campus Information

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 The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at [email protected] (831) 459-4602.

UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs - With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. Additional information and resources for compliance are located on the campus Health Center site

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