Lecturer in Food Studies

University of California Los Angeles

Lecturer, Food Studies - Historical Recipes and Recipe for History

Job #JPF05985
  • L&S Undergraduate Education - EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES

Recruitment Period

Open November 3rd, 2020 through Thursday, Dec 3, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The UCLA Food Studies Program unit seeks a lecturer for Winter 2021 (in Academic Year 2020-21) to teach an upper division undergraduate course in the Food Studies program. Given the interdisciplinary and evolving nature of the field, Food Studies at UCLA is looking for our instructors to represent multiple perspectives, and we encourage applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds to apply.
The Food Studies 133W course explores the historical meaning of food in late Medieval and Early Modern Europe through lens of recipes. How recipes, as historical documents, are related to culture, social interactions, and historical ways of knowing. The course introduces ways that historians attempt to understand and recreate rhythms of daily life through interactive pedagogy and experimental recreation of historical recipes. Students will gain working knowledge of food studies as interdisciplinary field from historical perspective. Students will conduct a research project documenting original research. This course satisfies the University’s Writing II requirement.
UCLA has a diverse student population in one of the more diverse cities in the nation; we particularly seek candidates who have taught similarly diverse students in a major research university.

Required Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate from an accredited university
• College-level teaching experience
• Knowledge and training in food-related history, or related fields
• Experience in teaching writing and composition

Preferred Qualifications:
• At least three years of college-level teaching experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Must be capable of delivering high-quality instruction to a diverse student body

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of teaching
• Proposed syllabus
• Names and contact information of two references

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Proposed syllabus
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)