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2024-2025 Recent Ph.D. Lecturers - UC Davis Sociology Department

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable annual salary estimate for this position is $66,259.

Application Window

Open date: March 12, 2024

Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 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: Tuesday, Mar 11, 2025 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

The Department of Sociology offers new Ph.D.’s from the UC Davis Sociology Department the opportunity to apply for one-year, non-renewable appointments as Recent Ph.D. Lecturers. This program is housed entirely within the Department of Sociology, and Recent Ph.D. Lecturers will teach Sociology courses exclusively. The number of positions and the percentage of time offered will depend upon funding and the number of courses available. These Recent Ph.D. Lecturer appointments are for one year only.

The primary purpose of these appointments is to help recent Ph.D.’s with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching to become more competitive in the increasingly challenging and difficult job market. By affording additional teaching experience and time for research while applying for tenure-track jobs, these positions will provide important opportunities for professional development as recent Ph.D.’s transition from graduate school to permanent positions.
Demonstrated experience in teaching, and advanced degree in Sociology or related discipline is required. We will prioritize recent and current graduate students who have worked closely with the Sociology program at Davis.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:
To be eligible for appointment, dissertations must be filed with Graduate Studies by September 13, 2024.
To apply, please upload the following materials onto UC Recruit by no later than Monday, May 15, 2024:
a. A letter of application describing your qualifications, teaching interests, and name of a professor in the department who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. In your letter please also indicate when you filed, or plan to file, your dissertation.
b. A statement of your teaching philosophy.
c. Teaching evaluations, syllabi, and other materials from courses for which you have taught or TA’ed. If a course was inherited from another instructor, please note this and clarify which elements are uniquely yours.
d. A statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here is some guidance: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/guidelines-writing-diversity-statement
e. A current CV

QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualifications (required at time of application):
To be eligible for appointment, you must file your dissertation with Graduate Studies by September 13, 2024. New PhDs from the UC Davis Sociology Department only.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start):
Must have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching Sociology courses.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Document requirements:
• Cover Letter – A letter of application describing your qualifications, teaching interests
• Statement of Teaching – A statement of your teaching philosophy
• Teaching Materials 1 – Teaching evaluations, syllabi, and other materials from courses for which you have taught or TA’ed
• Teaching Materials 2 – Teaching evaluations, syllabi, and other materials from courses for which you have taught or TA’ed (Optional)
• Teaching Materials 3 – Teaching evaluations, syllabi, and other materials from courses for which you have taught or TA’ed (Optional)
• Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
• 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 https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
• Additional information – Any additional information you would like to include with your application (Optional)
Reference requirements:
• 1 required (contact information only)
• The name of a professor in the Department of Sociology, UC Davis who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06390
Help contact: valudovina@ucdavis.edu
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

To be eligible for appointment, you must file your dissertation with Graduate Studies by September 13, 2024. New PhDs from the UC Davis Sociology Department only.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Must have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching Sociology courses

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - A letter of application describing your qualifications, teaching interests

  • Statement of Teaching - A statement of your teaching philosophy

  • 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 https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Teaching Materials - Teaching evaluations, syllabi, and other materials from courses for which you have taught or TA’ed

  • Teaching Materials - Teaching evaluations, syllabi, and other materials from courses for which you have taught or TA’ed
    (Optional)

  • Teaching Materials - Teaching evaluations, syllabi, and other materials from courses for which you have taught or TA’ed
    (Optional)

  • Additional Information - Any additional information you would like to include with your application

    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 1 required (contact information only)

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

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06390

Help contact: valudovina@ucdavis.edu

About UC Davis

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