Job Details

Santa Clara University
  • Position Number: 5407744
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Human Resources

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in History (Pool)

Position Title:
Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in History (Pool)

Position Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Salary Range:

$9,033.00 for each 4 or 5 unit course.



The Department of History at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for quarterly adjunct lecturers (non-tenure track) to teach undergraduate courses. We are especially interested in lecturers who can teach East Asian History, African History, or Legal History. Specific assignments will be made according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need. Santa Clara University is on the quarter system, and the quarters are 10 weeks long, with an 11th week for final examinations. This is an applicant pool; as such positions are hired as needed. The successful candidate will teach no more than 2 courses in any quarter and no more than four courses over the fall, winter and spring quarters

Basic Qualifications:

1. Terminal degree (Ph.D) in History or a closely related field. Applications who are ABD or possess a Master's degree, accompanied by commensurate academic experience in History or a closely related field (5-7 years of college or professional teaching) will be considered.

2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching History at the college level.

3. Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstration of inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity, demonstrated experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.


$9.033.00 for each 4 or 5 unit course.


Teaching (100%)

Teaching duties include but are not limited to:

Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with the assigned courses, including:

a. Teaching a course load of no more than two courses per quarter, and no more than four courses per academic year;

b. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively;

c. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;

d. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;'

e. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;

f. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;

g. Where applicable, teaching from an approved syllabus for the University Core courses assigned or working with the Chair to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee.

Service (0%) This position does not require any service duties. You may be invited, but not required, to attend department meetings or activities.

Requested Application Materials:

Cover letter, CV, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations for previous courses, contact information for references, and 3 confidential letters of reference. All materials except for the letters of reference should be uploaded to the application website. Letters of reference should be emailed to

COVID-19 Statement

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Santa Clara University is registered to do business in the following states: California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Illinois. Employees approved to telecommute are required to perform their work within one of these states.

Work Authorization:

SCU does not sponsor any applicants for work visas for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Information about Title IX can be found at Information about Section 504 and the ADA Coordinator can be found at, (408) 554-4109, Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

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Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at

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