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Lecturer--Pool, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Application Window

Open date: November 23rd, 2020

Last review date: Monday, May 3, 2021 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: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 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.

Position description

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers (part-time) for anticipated openings throughout the year including Summer Session. 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. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Salary is based on UC's salary scales.

Areas of specialization include: Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, and Social Psychology.

The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a PhD, except the dissertation, in Psychological and Brain Sciences or a closely related field at the time of application. Applicants with a Ph.D. are encouraged to apply.

A demonstrated record of excellence and effectiveness in teaching at the university or college level as evidenced by positive teaching evaluations is required. Additionally, applicants should provide evidence of current expertise in the subject matter via the teaching statement and one sample syllabus.

Previous experience in the title of Lecturer, Teaching Associate, or an equivalent title.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching (Please discuss expertise in subject matter)
  4. Teaching Evaluations
  5. Sample Syllabus
  6. Names and Contact Information of 3 References (who can attest to excellence in teaching and expertise in subject matter).

The posting will remain open until October 31, 2021 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in June, winter quarter in September, for spring quarter in January and for summer session in April. The pool will close on October 31, 2021; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

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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 review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

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

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic by law.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Please discuss the area of specialization in which you are interested in teaching.

  • Statement of Teaching - Please discuss expertise in subject matter

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Sample Syllabus

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA