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Part-Time Lecturer in Ethnic Studies, Fall 21 and Spring 22

Chapman University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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General Information

The Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, at Chapman University invites applications for a Part-Time Lecturer to teach Introduction to Ethnic Studies and or Indians of California.

The Wilkinson College seeks candidates who can offer courses relevant to the undergraduate minor in Ethnic Studies. The successful candidate will have teaching and mentoring experience at the college level.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #124th among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2021). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university is available at 

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at 



An MA or MS in a social science or humanities discipline is required, PhD preferred. University or community college teaching experience is also required.

Chapman University has these expectations of its teaching faculty:

• An ability to motivate and teach students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds.
• A strong commitment to student learning, quality teaching, and academic excellence.
• An appreciation and respect for the student’s role in the learning process.
• A commitment to personalized education.



For each assigned 3-unit course section, the lecturer will be expected to teach their course, in-person. Class schedule is made at the discretion of the department chair in consultation with candidate.

The lecturer will coordinate with the department chair and administrative assistant. Responsibilities each week include preparing course lesson plans, coordinating class materials, holding a minimum of 1 virtual office hour, per course, per week, and grading assignments submitted by the students. The lecturer must be available to attending instructor meetings periodically held throughout the semester as well as a half day orientation at the beginning of the semester. Finally, all part time lecturers are responsible for replying to all college surveys, submit requested updated information, and maintain open and ongoing communication with Chapman University faculty, staff and students through assigned Chapman email thought-out the duration of employment at Chapman University.

HUM 103: Introduction to Ethnic Studies
This course engages students in an interdisciplinary study of the histories, cultures, societies, arts, and community work of marginalized racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Students will learn about multiple cultures’ social and historical context within the United States. Letter grade with Pass/No Pass option. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits

AMST 396: Indians of California
This course is designed to familiarize students with the large Native American community located in California, the structure of tribal councils, urban Indian centers, and the role of Native American Studies departments in California. Students will develop insights to historic and continuing Native American social substructure, values, beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions. May be repeated for credit with a different focus. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits

Contact Information

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of Interest, Chapman Faculty application, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references (including their contact information) to:

Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa
Associate Dean 

Please use “Ethnic Studies Instructor Position" in the subject line.

Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.


Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.


Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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