Assistant Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF08810

The UCLA Department of Comparative Literature is seeking an Assistant Adjunct Professor to teach one course each in the Winter and Spring 2024 quarters (January 1, 2024 to June 30, 2024). We are looking for someone who can teach upper-level undergraduate courses on topics in world and comparative literatures with an emphasis on European and/or non-European literatures (including but not limited to literatures of Latin America or South Asia). Applicants should have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment (January 1, 2024).

Please send a letter of interest, CV, proposals or syllabi for two undergraduate topics courses, 3 references, and a statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see ).

The posted UC salary scales ( ) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 1. The salary range for this position is $74,600 - $83,100. "Off-scale salaries", i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, and excellence in teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate student population, and of the majors in comparative literature. A demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students through teaching or mentoring activities is desired. 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. Experience in mentoring women and minorities is desired.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

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