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Lecturer 2023-2024 - University of California, Riverside - Riverside, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: University of California, Riverside

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The School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for temporary lecturer positions to teach undergraduate and graduate courses during the 2023-2024 academic year. Compensation and the duration of the appointment will depend on the number of courses assigned and the number of units per course. Priority consideration will be given to individuals previously appointed as a Lecturer with the SPP. 

General Information:

The School of Public Policy is looking for lecturers who are able to teach the following courses during the 2023-2024 academic year. 

PBPL 001 – Introduction to Public Policy

PBPL 002 – Politics and Public Policy 

PBPL 004 – Ethics, Professionalism, and Public Policy 

PBPL 006 – Introduction to Public Health

PBPL 100A – Data Analysis for Public Policy 1

PBPL 101 – Case Studies in Public Policy 

PBPL 130 – Management of International Water

PBPL 132 Water Economics, Management, and Policy: California and Beyond

PBPL 216 – Public Leadership and Management

PBPL 241 – Climate Change Policy

PBPL 246 – Agriculture and Food Policy

PBPL 260 – Educational Policy Analysis 

PBPL 261 – Higher Education Policy


Other courses may be added to this list as needed to cover one-time openings.

Course descriptions can be found at: https://studentdocs.ucr.edu/registrar/UCR_Catalog_2022-23.pdf


We are also looking for candidates who have experience and are able to teach Special Topics in the following content areas:

  • Education Policy (Higher Ed or K12)
  • Public Health Policy
  • Labor Policy
  • Ethics
  • Climate Change Policy
  • Poverty/Immigration
  • Communications in Policy
  • Technology Policy
  • Environmentally Induced Mitigation
  • Principles of Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Social Justice
  • California and/or Regional Policy
  • International and Foreign Relations
  • United States Census Policy
  • Quantitative and Qualitative methods in Public Policy


Teach one or more undergraduate courses, depending on the need and the candidate’s experience and availability. Duties will include full responsibility for course preparation and presentation, including but not limited to, lectures, preparation and grading of exams, office hours outside of class, and supervision of teaching assistants or readers if assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
The criteria for the appointment is evidence of teaching excellence and expertise in the subject matter area. Individuals recruited should possess at least a Master's degree (a Ph.D. degree is highly desirable) in the relevant subject matter area and proven college/university teaching experience or show strong promise in teaching.

Service Dates:
Fall Quarter 2023: September 25, 2023 – December 15, 2023
Winter Quarter 2024: January 3, 2024 – March 22, 2024
Spring Quarter 2024: March 27, 2024 – June 14, 2024

See Table 15 https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t15.pdf for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,329 (full-time annual base rate), prorated according to appointment percentage.

Applications may be submitted throughout the 2023-2024 academic year with appointments made as suitable candidates are identified. However, to guarantee consideration, complete applications should be received before April 7, 2023, for the 2023-2024 academic year. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter with course preferences and quarters available, three letters of reference, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching, a statement of contributions to diversity, and recent teaching evaluations. Candidates may be asked for further evidence of scholarship or teaching effectiveness at a later date. Interested individuals should apply at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01710.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


Document requirements
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated CV.
• Cover Letter - Include course numbers qualified to teach and quarters available.
• Teaching Evaluations - Examples: Student evaluations for courses taught or TA'd. Peer review of teaching documents.
• Statement of Teaching – Philosophy of Teaching
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants.

Reference requirements
Three letters of reference required.