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Unit 18 Lecturer - Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Recruitment Period

Open June 10th, 2020 through Friday, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a position of Unit 18 Lecturer for the 2020-2021 academic year. Field of specialization is open, although an ability to teach Latin American and/or transatlantic culture courses is ideal. Successful candidates will have experience and competence teaching language and introductory courses at the college level. Primary duties are to teach six courses: upper division courses, lower-division language courses, or some combination of the two (typically 2 per quarter) as assigned and hold office hours each week. Assignment of classes, hours of instruction, and office hours are at the discretion of the department. Classes are held Monday-Friday, normally between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Salary is commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience. This appointment is renewable contingent on department teaching needs and demonstration of excellence in teaching.

Requirements: PhD in hand at the time of appointment; expertise in Latin American Studies and/or transatlantic studies; experience teaching in Spanish; native or near-native ability in Spanish; and excellence in teaching.

For full consideration, applications should be received by July 31 2020. Only complete applications will be considered. Complete applications include:

  1. Cover letter: 2 pages or less
  2. Curriculum Vitae: Including all relevant courses taught
  3. Statement of Teaching: Include teaching philosophy and academic goals
  4. Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  5. Sample set of student evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence
  6. Contact information ONLY for 3 academic references

Applications are to be submitted via Recruit at:
The position will remain open until filled.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - 2 pages or less

  • Curriculum Vitae - Including all relevant courses taughtYour most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching - Include teaching philosophy and academic goals

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

  • Sample set of student evaluations - Or other evidence of teaching excellence

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)