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Temporary Adjunct Instructor Pool

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 22nd, 2018
Next review date: February 1st, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: July 23rd, 2019
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.


Temporary Adjunct Instructor Pool
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
Vacancy No. JPF01752

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) announces a search for a temporary instructor position, during the academic terms FY 18 and FY 2019 (roughly March 15, 2018 – June 30, 2019). The selected candidate will be appointed as Adjunct Instructor. We are seeking sociologists or social scientists who will serve as substitute instructors with expertise to teach a graduate-level seminar/course in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Major areas of responsibility include: teaching courses in the Sociology or Health Policy Programs; and course-related advising of PhD students in Sociology program or PhD or Master’s students in the Health Policy program. This is a part-time position and appointed between 10% to 25% effort depending on courses or seminars taught. Specific courses or seminars for which we are recruiting instructors will be posted on our webpages: or

Adjunct Instructors are individuals who contribute primarily to teaching and have limited responsibility for research or other creative work.

• Advanced to candidacy (ABD) in sociology (for courses in sociology) or nursing or social sciences (for health policy courses)
• Ability to teach sociology, sociological theory, health policy, medical sociology, organizational theory, long term care or quantitative research at the graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications:
• PhD in sociology (for sociology courses) or nursing or social sciences (for health policy courses)
• Previous teaching experience at the graduate level

For full consideration, applications should be submitted online at the link at the bottom of this ad by February 22, 2018. A complete application will include a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching, a curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations for previously taught courses, and one or more recent or sample course syllabi. Questions may be directed to Janet Shim (

The Doctoral Program in Sociology at UCSF offers a unique PhD program, and one of the most in-depth curricula in the U.S., focused on the sociology of health, illness, biomedicine, and health care systems. It is a doctoral level program only; UCSF does not have an undergraduate student population. The Doctoral Program in Sociology is one of the top graduate sociology programs in the U.S., ranked 6th-20th by the National Research Council in 2010. See for additional information.

The Program in Nursing & Health Policy’s principal aim is to educate Master’s and PhD students interested in academic careers in nursing with an emphasis on the study of policy issues in nursing, public health, health systems, and health care. Coursework in the program is aimed at enabling students to develop their understanding of and capacities to use theory; develop research skills and statistical capacities; and develop skills in strategic policy analysis; and for PhD students, develop the focused, independent research project necessary for completion of the doctoral dissertation. All students are prepared for leadership roles that will ultimately contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession and the field of health policy.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and is particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment and experience in improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

Please apply online at:

Job location

San Francisco, CA


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

  • Cover Letter - Include a statement of teaching

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Teaching evaluations for previously taught courses, and one or more recent or sample course syllabi.

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