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University of California, Santa Barbara - Department of Earth Science Lecturer

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UCsalary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 15 for the salary range. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is a yearly $66,259 to $94,470. Percent appointments may vary.

Application Window

Open date: May 1, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, May 31, 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 Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified Lecturers (part-time appointments) to teach courses in Earth Science in the following areas: Earth Systems, Biogeology, Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics and Paleobiology. 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.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

Teaching needs are assessed on a quarter by quarter basis. If you would like to continue to be considered after this recruitment cycle is closed, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Positions are open until filled.

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)

Must have M.S., in Earth Science and have an emphasis in one or more areas; Area of Specialization: Earth Systems, Biogeology, Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics & Paleobiology.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Must have a minimum of one-year of teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications

PhD in Earth Science or related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Please submit a complete CV, including previous employment and degrees earned, awards, and participation in student, university or professional groups.

  • Cover Letter - To facilitate unbiased review of applications, on a single page with reasonable formatting, please concisely introduce yourself and your accomplishments and highlight your qualifications as related to the advertised position.

  • Statement of Teaching - The search committee will use this document to evaluate your potential as an instructor. Please provide a statement that includes:

    Teaching and mentorship experiences to date
    A brief summary of your teaching philosophy
    One or more topics that you would be interested in teaching


  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - The department strongly encourages applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contribution to Diversity. This statement will be evaluated for past outreach activities to diverse groups and activities that contribute to diversity.

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

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Job location

Santa Barbara, CA