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Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Tenure-Track Lecturer) - Department of Physics

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 20th, 2017
Last review date: February 1st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
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.


The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment with an appointment to begin on July 1, 2018 or later. The Physics Department seeks to hire a colleague committed to a career of leadership in its program for undergraduate physics majors, as well as to excellence in teaching a range of courses for budding physicists, other science students, and engineers. The successful candidate will become a member of the Academic Senate.

With close to 800 majors, UCSB’s undergraduate physics program is among the largest in the country and continues to grow rapidly. This dynamic environment provides many opportunities for change and innovation. Further information about physics at UCSB can be found at

Applicants must have a Ph.D in physics or in a closely related field at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to individuals with an outstanding record of teaching and leadership in undergraduate physics education. 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. See The department is also committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and teaching statement. It is also encouraged to submit a list of publications (if available) as well as an outreach and diversity statement. At least three letters of reference should be provided. The application materials and letters should be submitted via UC Recruit (

Applications received by November 1, 2017 will be given full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


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

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Outreach and Diversity Statement - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

  • List of Publications (Optional)

  • Misc./Document (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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