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Unit 18 Lecturer Academic Year 2020-2021, Department of Forensic Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 7th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Sep 21, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 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 Department of Forensic Science offers temporary Lecturer positions for the Forensic Science Graduate Program. A list of courses that may be available during academic year 2020-2021 are listed below. Included are area of degree and experience required to effectively teach these courses. Courses may be added or omitted from this list as the year progresses.

APPOINTMENT DATE: Assignments vary according to type of course and percentage of appointment. Service periods are:
Fall Quarter 2020: September 28, 2020 – December 18, 2020
Winter Quarter 2021: January 04, 2021 – March 19, 2021
Spring Quarter 2021: March 25, 2021 – June 10, 2021

Teach one or more graduate courses for the Forensic Science Graduate Program. Candidates may be asked to teach 1 to 2 courses for the year depending on programmatic need and candidate’s availability.

Appropriate professional degree (e.g. law degree), master’s degree, or bachelor's degree and at least 10 years of experience.

Demonstrated teaching ability; a developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the course.

Temporary lecturers are selected to fill specialized positions which require professional as well as academic expertise. Temporary lecturers may be selected to fill teaching needs occasioned by leave of regular faculty or to enhance and compliment the strengths of faculty teaching related courses. Therefore, in any given year, open positions and requirements for individuals to fill them will vary.

Commensurate with experience and course load.

The following courses may be available for the 2020-2021 academic year pending availability of funding. Areas of degree and experience noted. Other courses will be added as needed. See [] and [] for full course descriptions.

Due by 09/21/2020 for first consideration; open until filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, list up to three references, and a cover letter that identifies which courses they are interested in teaching. Applicants may also submit a statement of teaching, reprints or other examples of their scholarly or professional attainments, teaching evaluations, and a statement of contribution to diversity. Candidates may be asked for further evidence of scholarly or creative work at a later date.

This position is covered by collective bargaining agreement. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Reprints or other examples of scholarly or professional attainments (Optional)

  • 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.


Reference requirements
  • 1-3 required (contact information only)