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Lecturer in History

Position overview

Salary range: See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $64,329-–$70,295. Percent appointments may vary.

Application Window

Open date: April 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 17, 2023 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, Mar 31, 2024 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 History at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach a course (or courses) in History for upcoming openings. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter and may include summer terms, depending on the needs of the department. Courses needed may include:

We may also seek replacement instructors for upper-level courses (numbered 100 and above). Some areas of particular interest include:

  • Hist 159A,B,C: Women’s History
  • Hist 177: California History
  • Native American, African American, US Women’s History in the 20th Century and Mexican History courses

Please note the dates of our regular academic year quarters and summer sessions A and B terms. See the academic calendars at

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The posting will remain open until 3/31/2024 to accommodate department needs. The pool will close on March 31, 2024. 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. 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.

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 salary is based on UC’s salary scales and depends on qualifications.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD in History or Related Field is required by time of appointment for all lower division courses.

Preferred qualifications

Applicants who already have a PhD and 1 year teaching experience are preferred. PhD is preferred but not required for upper division courses.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Sample Course Syllabi

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 letters of reference required

Two letters of recommendation required, two optional. Letters will be used to assess the candidate's teaching credentials to help select those who will be seriously considered. Applicants must trigger letter solicitations through UC Recruit.

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About UC Santa Barbara

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 Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA