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Sociology Lecturer Pool 2024-2025

Position overview

Salary range: See for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time (100%) annual rate for this position is $66,259 - $81,491. Percent appointments may vary.

Application Window

Open date: April 1, 2024

Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 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: Monday, Mar 31, 2025 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 Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach course(s) in Sociology for upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time. Instruction is needed in the following academic areas: Introduction to Sociology, Culture, Social Movements, Race/Ethnicity, Methods, Theory, Inequalities, Law, and Gender Studies.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through 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)

1.) Must possess MA in Sociology or closely related field.

2.) Must have 1 year prior teaching experience at a college level.

Preferred qualifications

PhD in Sociology or related field

Demonstrated promise of excellence in teaching (Demonstrable via qualitative or quantitative evaluations, and/or via interview process)

Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity, as applicable.

Knowledge of the following areas: Introduction to Sociology, Culture, Social Movements, Race/Ethnicity, Methods, Theory, Law, Inequalities, and Feminist and Gender Studies.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Teaching

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References may be contacted in the final stages of the recruitment.

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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, California