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Lecturer 2019-20 Pool Recruitment

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 1st, 2019
Next review date: Monday, Dec 2, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 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 UC Davis School of Education invites applications for a pool of part-time lecturers, should an opening arise, across several programs: Undergraduate, Teacher Credential, and Doctorates in Education (PhD) and Educational Leadership (EdD). Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies each year. These are quarterly positions and are for the quarter of appointment only in most cases (exceptions being for two- or three-quarter sequences). Reappointment, if any, is based solely on instructional need. Each Lecturer must undergo an annual review, the outcome of which must be positive before a Lecturer can be considered for reappointment. Candidates should be competent to conduct instruction independently and without supervision, as well as to supervise and work collaboratively with Teaching Assistants assigned to their courses (if any). Lecturers will also receive training in UC Davis’ course management system and are expected to calculate and enter their own grades. Specific qualification requirements for individual program Lecturers are listed below.

Undergraduate Program Lecturers:

  • Master's degree or completion of 30 units of graduate work
  • Coursework or other scholarly preparation relevant to the course assigned
  • Minimum of one year teaching experience in higher education (including any time served as a Teaching Assistant)

Teacher Credential Program Lecturers:

  • Master's degree or completion of 30 units of graduate work
  • Coursework or other scholarly preparation relevant to the course assigned
  • Preferred – teaching experience in K-12 public schools

Capitol Area North Doctorate in Educational Leadership (CANDEL) Lecturers:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD or EdD) in Education, Human Resources, Law, or other related field
  • Coursework, other scholarly preparation, and/or career experience relevant to the course assigned
  • Preferred – leadership experience in K-12, higher education, or public/private sector

PhD in Education Lecturers:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD or EdD) in field relevant to course coverage (Education, Psychology, Linguistics, Psychometrics, Statistics, etc.)
  • Coursework or other scholarly preparation relevant to the course assigned
  • Preferred – teaching experience in higher education (including experience as a Teaching Assistant)

Note that positions are typically filled in spring/summer for the following academic year, but openings may occur throughout the year and can be filled as needed from applications in the pool. Qualified applicants will be identified from the pool when needs arise; you are encouraged to apply immediately to ensure consideration. Since courses vary in terms of content and emphasis, being explicit in your cover letter about your areas of expertise will help to ensure you are considered to teach in those areas.

When submitting an application, please indicate which program(s) you are applying for, and also specify in your cover letter how you meet the above qualifications for the position(s).

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Curriculum Vitae, should include the following:
    a. Previous applicable employment
    : Full account of time from the date of first academic (or otherwise relevant)
    employment up to the present, including any periods when the appointee may not have been employed. Any/all previous University of California employment must be included.
    b. Degrees
    or certificates: Include dates of attendance; name of school, college, university or hospital (intern & resident); location; major subject or field; degree or certificate awarded; and date received.
    c. Memberships (if any): List memberships in scholarly societies, accreditation boards, civic organizations, etc. You may exclude any organization the name or character of which may indicate the race, religion, or national origin of its members.

    ii. Honors and Awards (if any): List honors or awards such as Fulbright grants, Woodrow Wilson scholarships, special lectureships, medals, etc., and dates received.
    iii. Published Writings and/or Creative Activities (if any)
    : List all published writings and/or creative activities.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)