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Lecturer in Labor Studies

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: See for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $66,259-$72,404 annually. Percent appointments may vary.
Anticipated start: April 1, 2024

Application Window

Open date: March 11, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, May 20, 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: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2024 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

This is an open, interdisciplinary search for a Unit 18 Lecturer in Labor Studies. The Minor in Labor Studies is administered by the History Department and interdisciplinary in scope. Applicants from a wide range of disciplines in the Humanities, Social Sciences and related fields are welcome. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

The Minor incorporates a variety of courses in in the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as an internship that prepares students for various careers as well as advanced graduate study. Further information regarding the minor and course requirements can be found at

UCSB is seeking a lecturer to teach courses that satisfy the core requirements of the Minor and to contribute to an expansion of the Labor Studies curriculum as part of the establishment of a new Central Coast Community Labor Project at UCSB. In addition to teaching Labor Studies courses, the lecturer will work under the direction of the Community Labor Project Executive Director and a faculty advisory committee to facilitate important curriculum development tasks, such as:

• Course development, including a new Introduction to Labor Studies course;
• Working with community/labor partners to expand upon the internship and related experiential learning components of the minor;
• Developing protocols for establishing and communicating learning objectives and entering into agreements with internship providers regarding student supervision and mentoring;
• Creating evaluation protocols for the minor.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD in History, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Black Studies, Ethnic Studies, Feminist Studies, Global Studies or related fields is required by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Applicants with a PhD and one year teaching experience are preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

  • Teaching evaluations (Optional)

  • Sample course syllabi

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Letters will be used to assess the candidate’s teaching credentials to help select those who will be seriously considered.

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Job location

Santa Barbara, CA