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Lecturer in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Position overview

Position title: Temporary Lecturer
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 to $79,117 annually. Percent appointments may vary, up to 100%.
Percent time: up to 100%
Anticipated start: 07/01/2023 or later

Application Window

Open date: April 3, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

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 Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach biochemistry laboratory courses in the 2023-2024 academic year with potential to include summer 2023. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The availability of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Percent appointments my vary, up to 100%.

Main duties will include instruction of the lecture and laboratory portion of the biochemistry laboratory course and supervision of graduate student teaching assistants. The position is up to full 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 posting will remain open until, and close on, March 31, 2024 to accommodate department needs. 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

​At a minimum, applicants must have completed or be enrolled in a MA or MS degree program in chemistry or related field at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Preferred qualifications
  • PhD degree
  • The ability to organize and instruct labs in biochemistry
  • Teaching at the college level
  • Experience with modern biochemical laboratory methods
  • Experience with large lecture formats (>250 students)
  • Knowledge of open source online content and the use of technology in the classroom, such as iclicker
  • High academic achievement, excellent interpersonal skills, exemplary teaching and mentoring is highly desired

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Indicate if interested in summer teaching and or academic year teaching (fall, winter, spring).

  • Statement of Teaching - May include, but not limited to detailed teaching experience, teaching philosophy, teaching strategies, career goals as a teacher, and preferred courses to teach. (~3 pages)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, and/or service. (~1 page)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Provide the names and contact information for 3 references and request letters of reference within the system in order to complete the 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 Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (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