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Unit 18 Lecturer Academic Year 2024-2025, Dept of Plant Sciences

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259-$116,187.
Review timeline: Apply by the “Initial Review Date” of June 30, 2024 will be considered prior to all other applicants. Applications will be reviewed throughout the year as need arises.

Application Window

Open date: June 1, 2024

Most recent review date: Sunday, Jun 30, 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: Saturday, May 31, 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 Plant Sciences offers temporary Lecturer positions in the Plant Sciences. A list of courses that may be available during academic year 2024-2025 is provided 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 DATES: Assignments vary according to type of course and percentage of appointment. Service periods are:
Fall Quarter 2024: September 23 – December 13, 2024
Winter Quarter 2025: January 3 – March 21, 2025
Spring Quarter 2025: March 27 – June 12, 2025

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach one or more undergraduate or graduate courses in PLS, BIT, ENH, IAD, and/or HRT or others as needed . Candidates may be asked to teach 1or more courses for the year depending on programmatic need and candidate’s availability.

Appropriate professional degree, e.g. doctorate or master’s degree (or 30 units of graduate coursework) at time of appointment.
Demonstrated teaching ability; a developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the course.

GENERAL INFORMATION: 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.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and course load.

COURSE AVAILABILITY: The following courses may be available for the 2024-2025 academic year pending availability of funding. Areas of degree and experience noted. Other courses will be added as needed. For full descriptions of courses please see:

APPLICATIONS: 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 along with a statement of teaching. Applicants may also submit reprints or other examples of their scholarly or professional attainments, and teaching evaluations. Candidates may be asked for further evidence of scholarly or creative work at a later date.

This position is covered by collective bargaining agreement.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A. Master's Degree (or 30 units of graduate coursework) at time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

B. Demonstrated teaching ability
C. A developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the course.
D. Doctorate Degree

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

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

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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