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Assistant Teaching Professor in Communication (LPSOE)

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at the time of appointment. See https://ap.ucsb.edu/compensation.and.benefits/ucsb.salary.scales/1.pdf for the salary ranges. Off-scale salaries and other components of pay, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. A reasonable estimate for this position is $90,000-$123,000 depending on experience/qualifications.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: 07/01/2024

Application Window

Open date: November 6, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 15, 2024 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, Jun 28, 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 Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE), a Teaching Professor who may earn the equivalent of tenure. The LPSOE series parallels that of the research-focused (tenure-track) faculty series but with greater emphasis upon excellence in teaching and engagement in professional activity and service related to the pedagogical mission of the program and university. Candidates should have strong skills and accomplishments in, and commitment to, teaching in a theoretical and empirical social science research-oriented program. Additional expertise in quantitative methods, media, as well as experience working with diverse groups, are also desired. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience and/or interest in directing the Department’s basic courses that are taken by prospective majors, and in training/coordinating their graduate teaching assistants.

The Department seeks a dynamic scholar with strong knowledge of communication theory and research. The successful candidate will be expected to remain familiar with the Department’s core subjects in interpersonal and intergroup communication, media and digital communication, and organizational and group communication, as well as the field of Communication generally. The LPSOE will teach 7 courses per year, across three quarters. These courses primarily include lower-division and upper-division undergraduate courses, with the possibility of a graduate seminar in a specialized area. Summer teaching opportunities for additional compensation may also be available.

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.

UCSB is ranked in the top 7 public universities in the United States, and the Department of Communication is ranked 5th in worldwide comparisons. UCSB is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. It offers several programs to support incoming faculty, including housing assistance (https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-housing) and various grant support programs.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must be at least all but dissertation and on track toward a Ph.D. in Communication (or related field) by the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Communication or a related field is required by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates should have strong skills and accomplishments in, and commitment to, teaching in a theoretical and empirical social science research-oriented program. Additional expertise in quantitative methods, media, as well as experience working with diverse groups, are also desired.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please highlight your qualifications, teaching capabilities, and experiences in curriculum development.

  • Statement of Teaching - Please describe your teaching style and how you will adapt your courses to changes in the field.

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

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

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Please provide evidence of teaching effectiveness and courses taught.

  • 1 Sample of published or completed research

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Please upload the names and contact information of your letter writers to be considered "complete". Please note: These letters are solicited through UCRecruit, and not offline.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02586

Help contact: crhank@ucsb.edu

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