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Lecturer, Japanese History

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: The monthly salary range for a Lecturer (Pre-Six Year) Salary Point 1, effective 7/1/23 is $5,521.58 to $7,362.11 depending upon experience

Application Window

Open date: July 10, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Oct 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UCLA Department of History seeks applicants for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses in various fields of history, should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing; the number of positions varies by quarter.

The department invites candidates to apply who are qualified to teach the following potential courses in the history of Japan:

• HIST C187R: Topics in Historiography: Japan
• HIST 171: Variable Topics in Japanese History
• HIST 187

The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged
students. The department welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Candidates are encouraged to apply online at to upload information for this position. Ph.D. must be in hand as of August 15, 2023.

Additional requirements are relevant scholarship and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae, sample syllabus for the course or courses for which you are applying, and three references. Please indicate in bold in the first paragraph of your cover letter to which course(s) you are applying, noting time period and area of focus.

A statement addressing the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also required. Please visit the UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website for Sample Guidance for Candidates on the Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

The monthly salary range for a Lecturer (Pre-Six Year) Salary Point 1, effective 7/1/23 is $5,521.58 to $7,362.11 depending upon experience.

This is an ongoing search and applications will be considered for the 2023-2024 academic year on a rolling basis, as dictated by departmental needs.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in history in hand by August 15, 2023

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • syllabus #1

  • Syllabus #2 (Optional)

  • Syllabus #3 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

references will be contacted if necessary

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Job location

Los Angeles, California