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Temporary Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Pooled Recruitment

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 5th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.



The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified, part-time, temporary lecturers to teach various courses in sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology for potential openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the Department and may include our ANTH 2 Introductory Cultural Anthropology course of 550 students or ANTH 5 Introductory Biological Anthropology of 400 students. The Department seeks applicants for Spring 2020, Summer Session 2020 and Fall quarter 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Anthropology or closely related field and a minimum of one quarter demonstrated teaching experience or service as a teaching assistant. Preference will be given to candidates holding a PhD in Anthropology or a closely related field. The ideal finalist will have:

M.A. in Anthropology or closely related field required; PhD preferred
Training in Sociocultural, Biological, or Archaeological anthropology; expertise and ability to teach in more than one of these is preferred
1 quarter teaching experience required; additional teaching experience preferred
experience with learning management webpages based on Moodle, such as the Gauchospace platform used at UCSB.
experience teaching large (n>100) classes
experience working with Teaching Assistants
To apply, please go to the following link: []. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, and teaching evaluations, as well as requesting 3 letters of reference through the UC Recruit application portal (applicant provides contact information to portal which contacts referees for confidential letter submission).

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Deadline for primary consideration: January 31, 2020. The posting will remain open until October 30, 2020 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for each quarter are usually reviewed several months in advance. The pool will close on October 30, 2020; if you would like to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.
Please note: the use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic covered by law.


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please include specific courses from our catalog you are qualified to teach.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated CV

  • Teaching Evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required