Lecturer in English

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The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for the position of Lecturer in English to teach during Caltech’s 2024-2025 academic year. Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that attracts some of the world's brightest and most dedicated students. All Caltech undergraduate students must take discipline-based classes within the humanities as part of their core experience, and we seek instructors to teach in this capacity. 

Caltech intends to hire one or more Lecturers in English. The fields of special interest are Medieval, Early Modern, British Modernism, and Asian American. The successful candidate may have further interest in Visual Culture, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and/or Environmental Humanities. The successful candidate will teach one to two courses per term and up to four courses across the three terms of the 2024-2025 academic year.  Caltech seeks lecturers to teach first-year (introductory) and/or upper-level (intermediate/advanced) seminar-style humanities classes. Caltech Humanities classes are small, usually with up to 15-18 students per course.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD and have previous teaching experience at the college/university level. The initial lecturer appointment will run for a minimum of three, maximum of nine, months across the 2024-2025 academic year, corresponding to the term in which the selected candidate is selected to teach. The relevant dates for the three terms are listed here. There is a possibility of (non-tenure-track) renewal subject to successful job performance and ongoing need.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application that describes qualifications and research program (if applicable), current CV, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and diversity statement. Applicants may upload their application materials electronically at: https://applications.caltech.edu/jobs/englishlect or mail their material to Chair, English Lecturer Search, HSS 101-40, Caltech, Pasadena CA 91125.

Hiring Salary: $12,000 per course

Please note: No relocation, housing, or research financial support is available for this position. Applications from those with existing ties to local colleges/universities are encouraged. 

As one of the largest employers in Pasadena, CA, Caltech is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, and more. Learn more about our benefits and who is eligible.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a final deadline of May 1, 2024.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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