Film and Digital Media Department: Critical Studies Lecturer Pool (Ongoing) University of California, Santa Cruz, Arts Division - Digital Arts and New Media United States

Film and Digital Media Department: Critical Studies Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)


  • Arts Division - Film and Digital Media



Open August 1st, 2018 through June 1st, 2020

If you apply to this recruitment by June 1st, 2020, you will have until June 30th, 2020 to complete your application.



The Film and Digital Media Department [] at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who could be appointed to teach critical studies courses in the areas of film, video, television, media, games, and social documentation.

Qualified applicants with university teaching experience or who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the FDM undergraduate and graduate programs (Ph.D. and Social Documentation M.F.A) are strongly encouraged to apply.




Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the Lecturer is appointed to teach. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.


Minimum $7,188 (based on the annual salary $57,509 listed in the 2018-19 salary scales) per 5-unit course during the academic year. The campus operates on a schedule of three eleven-week quarters per academic year. A full time appointment is based upon an eight-course equivalency.



  • Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in film, television, media, social documentation or similar critical studies field at the time of application; OR equivalent record demonstrated by a minimum of three years of professional work and/or graduate level coursework in the advertised areas matched with a record of book or journal publications in the advertised areas at the time of application.
  • Teaching experience


Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit’s instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters), but they may also be made during Summer Session.


Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.


Please refer to Position # JPF00564-19P in all correspondence.



  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications, interest in the position, the courses you are qualified to teach (required). View current Film and Digital Media courses at and Social Documentation courses at .
  • Curriculum vitae (required).
  • Two writing samples (required).
  • Two sample syllabi (required).
  • Teaching statement that briefly describes your teaching philosophy (required).
  • Evaluations of teaching (optional, a maximum of three sets of course evaluations will be accepted).


Reference Requirement
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.


*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at


Applications can be initiated for this ongoing recruitment beginning August 1, 2018 through June 1, 2020. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning fall quarter 2018 through spring quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.


Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.


UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.


If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.





Santa Cruz, CA



Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications, interest in the position, the courses you are qualified to teach

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

  • Writing sample (1 of 2)

  • Writing sample (2 of 2)

  • Sample course syllabus (1 of 2)

  • Sample course syllabus (2 of 2)

  • Teaching statement - Statement that briefly describes your teaching philosophy.

  • Evaluations of teaching ( 1 of 3) (Optional)

  • Evaluations of teaching ( 2 of 3) (Optional)

  • Evaluations of teaching ( 3 of 3) (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)



  1. Create an ApplicantID

  2. Provide required information and documents

  3. If any, provide required reference information

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