Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment - Transforming Education through Service Learning
University of California, San Diego, Social Sciences - Education Studies
United States

Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment - Transforming Education through Service Learning


  • Social Sciences - EDUCATION STUDIES



Open date: November 30th, 2018
Last review date: January 14th, 2019

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019

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.


With a commitment to excellence and diversity, the Department of Education Studies (EDS) at the University of California San Diego (http://eds.ucsd.edu) invites applications for a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (“tenure-track”) in the area of Transforming Education through Service Learning starting July 1, 2019. The teaching faculty series at UC San Diego carries equivalent rights and responsibilities to the more traditional UC San Diego research-focused faculty series. Faculty in this series are expected to place a stronger emphasis on teaching and scholarly activity related to education than on traditional disciplinary research activities. The normal teaching load for these faculty is six courses per year.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach up to six undergraduate courses over three quarters each year in the Department of Education Studies that engage undergraduates in the design of needed interventions and innovative outreach supporting local youth, schools, and community organizations as part of the existing Partners at Learning program (http://palprogram.ucsd.edu). The successful candidate will help create new partnerships with K-12 schools and community organizations in the San Diego region, placing UCSD undergraduates in a range of P-12 school and community settings to engage in service-learning activities with a social justice framework. The candidate may also teach other undergraduate courses focused on adolescent development, the experiences of students of color in U.S. schools, and the social, cultural and political contexts of schooling, depending on their expertise.


The ideal candidate for this position has a collaborative nature, is a problem-solver and strong advocate for public schools, and a highly-competent instructor. This position involves teaching course curricula that consists of individuation, collaboration, and opportunities to learn the complexities of education across the spectrum of PreK-12 school settings.


Other responsibilities for this position will include:
• Serving, as appropriate, on graduate student masters and doctoral committees;
• Participating in department and UCSD service commitments.


Required qualifications include:
• Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or Ph.D. in a related social science discipline, particularly with field research training. Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree or have advanced to candidacy at the time of application; the doctoral degree must be completed before the position begins.
• At least one cumulative year of experience linking research and practice in schools and youth-serving organizations; knowledge of current K-12 practices and policies; knowledge of multicultural education for social justice and transformative frameworks in education; collaborative work linking a university and its local education community; experience working in racially and socially diverse educational settings, experience working with racially and socially diverse students and families; and the potential for scholarly work and publications in teacher education.


Desired qualifications include: experience working with undergraduates in service learning programs or other student services programs; experience in higher education teaching, familiarity with existing networks of educators and organizations in the San Diego region, teaching experience in K-12 schools; background in multicultural teacher education; non-profit experience or working in informal educational settings; and grant writing experience.


Salary: The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary will be based on University of California pay scales.


Closing date: Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


To apply: Applicants should submit a letter of interest that describes your overall career, and specific teaching, expertise pertaining to the position. In addition, applicants should provide a curriculum vita, 3 reference letters, and a separate statement describing your past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html.


Interested applicants for the position should submit their materials in PDF format via UCSD's AP On-Line RECRUIT, https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01964, an electronic job application system.


If you have any questions, please contact Thandeka K. Chapman (L(P)SOE Recruiting Chair) at tkchapman@ucsd.edu.


For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see https://aps.ucsd.edu/services/pop/index.html for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.


UCSD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and minority applicants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply (see http://diversity.ucsd.edu).



La Jolla, CA



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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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