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Lecturer in English: Spring 2018 (Anticipated)

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The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts seeks a lecturer to teach two undergraduate courses courses in the English Program for Spring 2018 semester. The courses are in the area of Twentieth-Century American Literature.

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor is responsible for holding weekly office hours (2 hours/week), calculating grades, advising students, and preparing course materials. The instructor may also be required to supervise a graduate student teaching assistant.

Salary is based on an annual full-time rate of $53,402 which is for a ‘normal’ workload of six courses per year. In this case, if both of the advertised courses do go forward as planned, compensation for the two courses for the Spring semester would be approximately $8,900 per course.

University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are the completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation, as well as experience teaching at the college or university level.

This is a limited-term appointment which falls under the purview of the agreement for the Lecturers Unit between University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and appropriate collective bargaining agreement. See the following url for additional information:

For additional information, please contact Matthew Kaiser at

Review of applications will begin on 10/20/17 and will continue until the position is filled.

Academic Year: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Fall Semester: August 16, 2017 – December 15, 2017
Spring Semester: January 9, 2018 – May 11, 2018

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Sample Syllabus

  • A recent teaching evaluation

  • Statement of Teaching - A teaching statement of no more than 500 words explaining how you have approached or would approach teaching the courses that you wish to teach. Please also indicate subject area of interest regarding teaching.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)