The Legal Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time lecturers who may be appointed to teach courses in the program's undergraduate curriculum at the lower or upper division level consistent with the Legal Studies curricular offerings. Courses may include Legal Studies 10- Introduction to the Legal Process, theory themed courses, public law and institutions themed courses, law and society themed courses, and Senior Capstone courses.
The Legal Studies Program, which is administered by the Politics Department, is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that seeks to integrate the study of law and legal issues through the contributions of such fields as politics, philosophy, economics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, feminist studies, and environmental studies.
We look for candidates with expertise in any of the following areas: comparative and international law, human rights, legal theory, race and gender and the law, environmental law, public law and institutions, and law and society. Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: A Ph.D. in a relevant social science or humanities related field, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary law-related issues, and/or a combination of training in law and a relevant discipline.
The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.
ACADEMIC TITLE Lecturer
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the lecturer is appointed to teach. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS M.A. (or equivalent foreign degree) in social sciences or humanities related field at the time of application or a J.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) at the time of application.
POSITION AVAILABLE Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters). Appointments may also be made during Summer Session.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through July 9, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning fall quarter 2020 through fall quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.
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