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Lecturer in Communication

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer in Communication
Percent time: 33% to 100%
Position duration: Appointments may be for all or some combination of quarters.

Application Window

Open date: July 15, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 9, 2022 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, Mar 31, 2023 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 Communication invites applications for a Temporary Lecturer position.

Course load is likely 9 courses over 3 quarters. Specific courses might include Media Effects, Interactive Media, Children and Media, Media Industries, Media Literacy, Political Communication, Organizational Communication, Communication Law, Health Communication, Communication and Conflict, Marketing, Small Group Communication, or others (see undergraduate courses listed at

The posting will remain open until filled to accommodate department needs. The pool will close on March 31, 2023; 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.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the next review date specified in UC Recruit to indicate the next potential upcoming opening. If there is no future review date showing, your application may not be considered at this time.

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


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualified applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in communication or a related field, except dissertation or equivalent, by the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field by the appointment start date.

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong social science background, and experience in teaching undergraduate courses.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please highlight qualifications.

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

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Please upload one (or more) student evaluations from a course you have instructed and/or include a Teaching Statement which explains your teaching methodology.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Applicants should provide the names and contact information for all 3 references and must request letters of reference within the system in order to complete application requirements.

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Campus Information

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 protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA