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Santa Clara University
  • Position Number: 5145565
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Human Resources

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Middle Eastern history

Position Title:
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Middle Eastern history

Position Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Salary Range:

Salary will be between $71,470-97470, depending on number of courses assigned and college-level courses taught/years of college-level teaching experience. Benefits eligible.


The History Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in the history of the modern Middle East and Islamic world for the academic year 2024-2025. This is a one year, non-tenure track position. Candidates should demonstrate ability to teach a variety of survey-level as well as upper-division courses. Specific assignments will be made according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need. The successful candidate will teach 7-9 courses over the year, with at least one course in each quarter in fall, winter, and spring. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week for final examinations. This position starts September 1, 2024.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree (Ph.D) in History. 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.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching History at the college level.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Technological experience necessary to use a learning management system (Canvas/Camino) and other digital teaching tools.

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.

Responsibilities: Teaching (95%), Service (5%)

Teaching duties include but are not limited to:

Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with the assigned courses, including:
  • Teaching a course load of no more than three courses per quarter, and no more than nine courses per academic year
  • 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
  • Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students
  • Holding regular weekly office hours on campus
  • Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses
  • 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 duties include but are not limited to:

Faculty Handbook section "Specific Functions Related to Service" defines service as "fostering and advancing the mission and goals of the department, the University, or the profession through contributions other than teaching and scholarship or creative work such as service on committees, participation in professional organizations and activities, and community service performed in virtue of their professional expertise or association with the University." Service may more specifically include attending department meetings, serving on committees, advising student organizations and honor societies, taking part in student recruitment/orientation efforts, and contributing to accreditation or program assessment. To respect the time and commitment of AYAL faculty members, service expectations must be commensurate with the full-time equivalency of the appointment.

Service is typically evaluated as 5% of the appointment. Additional service must be included through an assignment letter as part of the faculty member's formal written appointment. Other minimal instructional or academic duties may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.

Application Information:

Submit application by April 15, 2024. All materials except for the letters of reference should be uploaded to the application website. Letters of reference should be emailed to

Your application should include:
  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample syllabi
  • 2-3 sample assignments, including rubrics/grading criteria
  • Recent numerical and/or narrative student evaluations of teaching
  • 3 confidential letters of reference

Questions may be addressed to the Chair of the History Department, Dr. Amy Randall ( or to Academic Department Manager Heidi Elmore (

COVID-19 Statement

The health and safety of the university community is a top priority. All Santa Clara University students, and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a medical or religious exemption. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for additional information.

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications 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. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Aaron Zisser, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, , 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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