The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a position of Unit 18 Lecturer for the 2020-2021 academic year. Field of specialization is open, although ability to teach folk forms of literature and fairy tales, contemporary global film, and college composition is ideal. Successful candidates will demonstrate competence teaching introductory courses at the college level; experience working as/with graduate teaching assistants preferred. Primary duties are to teach one or two courses (upper and/or lower division) as assigned and hold office hours each week. Assignment of classes, hours of instruction, and office hours are at the discretion of the department. Classes are held Monday-Friday, normally between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Salary is commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience. This appointment is renewable contingent on department teaching needs and demonstration of excellence in teaching.
Requirements: PhD in hand at the time of appointment; expertise in a relevant subfield of Comparative Literature; experience designing and delivering writing-intensive courses; and excellence in teaching.
For full consideration, applications should be received by July 8, 2020. Only complete applications will be considered. Complete applications include:
Curriculum Vitae: Including all relevant courses taught
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Sample set of student evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence
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