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Part-Time Lecturer Position within the Department of Black Study

University of California, Riverside
92521, Riverside (US)
$7,361 per course (pending final budget approval)
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Department of Black Study


The Department of Black Study at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 quarters. Fall 2024 quarter begins September 23, 2024 and ends December 13, 2024. Spring 2025 quarter begins March 26, 2025 and ends June 13, 2025.  

Salary: $7,361 per course (pending final budget approval).


Candidates must possess an M.A. degree in a related field at the time of application, one year of teaching experience at the college level and a commitment to teaching excellence. A Ph.D. or MFA is a preferred qualification; candidates that have attained ABD status will also be considered.

Candidates should have scholarly expertise on topics related to the field of Queer and Transgender Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Black Social Dance, Radical Black Feminism, Religious Studies/Study in Religion. Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching in the humanities, social sciences, and/or other disciplines or topics related to the courses listed below.

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU). 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.

Course offerings are subject to availability of funding. Applications are welcome from persons qualified to teach one or more of the following courses:

Fall 2024:

  • BLKS111: Troublesome Possibilities: Reality Black Aliveness, and Becoming

Spring 2025

  • BLKS 120: Black Feminism and the Sacred BLKS 155: Black Trans Worldmaking BLKS 024: Black Social Dance and Movement(s) 1 BLKS 019:Black Religion in the United States

Full course description can be found at:

Apply at:

Faculty Contact: Imani Kai Johnson-

Application Procedure:

Provide a cover letter that specifies your qualifications for the course and quarter(s) you are applying for, a sample syllabus for the course you wish to teach, curriculum vitae, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, recent teaching evaluations taught at the college or university level, and 3 letters of reference that assess teaching ability. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system.

Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2024 and may continue until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by July 15, 2024.

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.  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.

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 or protected veteran status.

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As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, State, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


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