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Lecturer in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: See Table 15 Unit 18 Faculty Pre-Six Lecturers for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $66,259 - $70,295.
Percent time: up to 100%

Application Window

Open date: April 22, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, May 10, 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 Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach courses and labs in chemistry and biochemistry.
Main duties for this pool of lecturers will include teaching courses and/or labs in general chemistry and/or inorganic chemistry, with the possibility of occasional upper-division teaching opportunities. Duties may also include supervision of graduate teaching assistants.
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 time of appointments may vary.
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching and service.
The posting will remain open until, and close on, March 31, 2025 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)

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)

M.A. or M.S. degree must be conferred by the date of appointment.

Preferred qualifications
  • PhD degree desired
  • Ability to organize and instruct chemistry labs
  • Teaching experience at the college level in inorganic chemistry is desired
  • Ability to organize and effectively communicate course content and learning outcomes, ability to engage diverse population of students
  • Knowledge of open source online content, and the use of technology in the classroom, such as iclicker

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.

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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Job location

Santa Barbara, California