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2023-2024_Recent Ph.D. Lecturers - UC Davis English Department

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $68,247 - $70,295
Review timeline: Posting date - 2-1-2023
Initial Review - 2-21-2023 - and possible additional review date(s)

Application Window

Open date: February 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 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: Saturday, Dec 16, 2023 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.

Position description

POSITION DESCRIPTION - Internal Recruitment
The Department of English offers new PhDs from the UC Davis English Department the opportunity to apply for one-year appointments as Recent Ph.D. Lecturers. This program is housed entirely within the English Department, and Recent Ph.D. Lecturers will teach English courses exclusively.

The primary purpose of these appointments is to help new Ph.D.s become more competitive in the job market by gaining additional teaching experience in literature courses and additional time to begin converting a dissertation into a book or preparing articles for publication. The number of positions and the percentage of time offered for next year will depend upon funding and the number of courses available. These Recent Ph.D. Lecturer appointments are for one year only.
Those hired in this role would need to re-apply in subsequent years if they wished to pursue further Unit 18 employment.

Eligibility and Application Procedure
To be eligible for appointment, you must file your dissertation with Graduate Studies by August 18, 2023, and you must have a strong record of teaching in English literature courses, including English 3.

The application procedure is as follows:
a. Submit a letter of application, indicating in your opening paragraph that you wish to be considered for an appointment beginning in fall quarter 2023. Also indicate in your opening paragraph when you filed, or plan to file, your dissertation.
Your letter should be no more than two pages and should include information about your teaching experiences and goals. It should indicate which fields of literature and/or undergraduate ENL courses you are most qualified to teach. If you have had experience lecturing for larger audiences (for example, as a TA in a literature course or as a presenter at a conference), please let us know that as well.
b. Include with your letter of application a CV, the name of your dissertation adviser, and selected teaching materials (these might include no more than two sample syllabi, and up to four examples of paper assignments, exercises, handouts, or exams). Members of the selection committee will have your teaching observations and evaluations on hand, so you don't need to supply them.
c. Provide a Statement of Contributions to Diversity (required).


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

To be eligible for appointment, must file your dissertation with Graduate Studies by August 18, 2023 New PhDs from the UC Davis English Department only.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Must have a strong record of teaching in English literature courses, including English 3.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Include the name of your dissertation adviser.

  • Cover Letter - Please see detailed instructions in description.

  • Selected Teaching Materials - No more than two sample syllabi, and up to four examples of paper assignments, exercises, handouts, or exams.

  • 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

Include with your letter of application the name of your dissertation adviser.

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Job location

Davis, California