UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
Lecturer Pool: Economics Disciplinary Communication
The Department of Economics within the Social Sciences Division at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for an ongoing pool of qualified instructors to teach courses satisfying the disciplinary communication (DC) requirement for the Economics Department. The ability to teach writing in the discipline and Econ 197: Economics Rhetoric, Econ 104: Is their Truth in Numbers?, or other DC courses in Economics is required. In our DC general education courses for undergraduate economics degrees, students develop empirical analysis skills applied to real economic data by reading, analyzing, discussing, writing, providing feedback and/or presenting topics bearing on issues related to economic theory and policy. Instruction will be at the upper-division undergraduate level. Duties are primarily teaching and advising students. Qualified candidates will demonstrate a knowledge of economics, and strong writing and communication skills. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Appointments are temporary positions made with end dates and generally made one quarter at a time, based on the curricular needs of the department. Candidates accepted into the pool will be eligible to teach courses during the academic year and Summer Session.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Estimated range of $7,500 - $11,000 per 5-unit course. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from this amount.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.A./M.S. (or higher) or equivalent foreign degree; a knowledge of economics demonstrated by a degree in economics, experience teaching economics courses or managerial experience involving budgetary and and economic decisions; and experience teaching demonstrated by college level teaching, TA experience, research presentations or professional development training seminars.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in college or university level teaching. Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree preferred.
POSITION AVAILABLE: Appointments will be pursued as determined by the department’s needs.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application that addresses how you meet the qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, three to five confidential letters of recommendation* submitted directly by the referees, 1 relevant sample of disciplinary writing for economics, 1-2 sets of teaching evaluations from the most recent terms (if available), 1-2 sample course materials—syllabi, handouts, etc. (if available). Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past or potential contributions to diversity through teaching and/or service. Materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00160
Refer to Position #JPF00160-15P in all correspondence.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
CLOSING DATE: This is an ongoing recruitment with no closing date. Applicants must update their files every three years if they are interested in remaining in the pool.
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