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Lecturer Pool for Political Science (2023-24)

Position overview

Salary range: See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259 - $106,326 (Salary Point 1-17).
Table 15:
Percent time: Positions may range from 33% to 100% time.
Anticipated start: Fall quarter service date starts September 24th, 2023 and end December 15th, 2023. Winter quarter service dates start January 8th, 2024 and end March 22nd, 2024. Spring quarter service dates start April 1st, 2024 and end June 14th, 2024. Summer sessions A and B vary.
Review timeline: This application review and hiring process encompasses department needs throughout the year. Multiple Lecturers may be hired from this recruitment.

Application Window

Open date: August 18, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Oct 2, 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 Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a pool of qualified Lecturers to teach courses in Political Science for upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed with the possibility of future reappointment based on performance and department need.. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time.

The part time position(s) are for one or more courses in the subfields of American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Quantitative Methods.

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

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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. except the dissertation (ABD status) in Political Science or a closely related field, at the time of application. A minimum of one year teaching experience at the University or college level is required.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD must be completed by start date of appointment.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Course Evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 3-6 required (contact information only)

Please list contact information for three references. References will be contacted after interviews.

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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

University of California, Santa Barbara