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Temporary Lecturer - Anthropology

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
Closing date
Jan 10, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
Position title: Lecturer

Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $64,329-$79,117. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step is the Unit 18 Faculty Pre-Six Year Lecturers, Academic Year Salary Scale


Open date: May 24, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jun 8, 2023 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: Thursday, Feb 15, 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.


The Anthropology Department at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applicants whose experience have prepared them to contribute to our pedagogical mission. We invite applicants for an opportunity for temporary, non-tenure track, lecturer (Unit 18) positions to teach courses in the Department of Anthropology for the upcoming academic year.

We are seeking applicants with specialization in anthropology related disciplines ranging from sociocultural anthropology, psychological/medical anthropology, archaeology, environmental anthropology cyber archeology, marine archaeology, linguistic anthropology and biological anthropology. Use the specialization tool to select disciplines in the application process you would like to be considered for.

Appointment(s) may be for 1 or more quarters based upon the teaching needs of the department and funding availability. Courses will be at the undergraduate level and may include large, introductory courses (100-200 student enrollments).
The position is expected to be in-person and classes will be held on the UC San Diego Campus.

Job responsibilities:
• Teach assigned courses during the department scheduled time per the schedule of classes.
• Outside of course time and as needed, develop syllabi, pedagogically effective assignments, lecture slides, lesson plans, exams, and/or other course materials and/or prompts for student work.
• Responding and providing feedback to students and their assignments.
• Hold regularly scheduled office hours.
• Academic responsibility per Article 3 of the current UC-AFT MOU bargaining agreement.
• Potentially provide instruction and guidance to teaching assistants, instructional assistants, and readers.

Hiring Department:


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or ABD in anthropology, archaeology, or relevant field to the specialization (examples of relevant fields: biology for bioanthropology, a social science field with ethnographic training such as sociology for sociocultural anthropology, a medical social science for psychological/medical anthropology, linguistics with anthropological training for linguistic anthropology.)

We will consider a Master's with 5 years of relevant professional work experience.

Preferred qualifications

Experience teaching large classroom sizes (100-200 students).

At least 1 year of university level experience in teaching or mentoring in one of the specializations.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter/Teaching Statement - A) Indicate the field (s) you can teach, your qualifications and what courses you may be able to teach based on our catalog:

    B) State the quarter(s) you may be able to teach. Must state if you prefer a full time or part time appointment and if you would consider an appointment part time even if you prefer full time.
  • Teaching Evaluations - If available, submit your most recent teaching evaluations. If you have teaching experience but no evaluations, upload a letter of reference that comments on your teaching ability. Provide a translation if the evaluations are not in English.

  • Sample Syllabi - Upload up to two sample syllabi
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

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The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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