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Lecturer in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 27th, 2018
Last review date: May 14th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: October 31st, 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 Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for part-time temporary lecturers to teach in the area of Organic Chemistry. The first review date is May 14th, 2018. The posting will remain open until October 31, 2018, 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.

Temporary appointment positions are variable in terms of percentage of time with the possibility of reappointment that is dependent upon performance and departmental needs. Salary is based on UC’s salary scales and depends upon qualifications.

The minimum requirements for applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD in chemistry or a related field, except the dissertation at the time of application. Degree must be conferred by the time of appointment. Preferred qualifications is the ability to organize and instruct laboratory courses in modern organic chemistry techniques at the introductory level, as well as offer lecture courses in organic chemistry. Teaching experience, as is experience with large lecture formats (>250 students), and managing teaching assistances. Knowledge of open source online content, such as Moodle, and the use of technology in the classroom, such as iclicker, high academic achievement, excellent interpersonal skills exemplary teaching and mentoring is highly desired.

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

Applications are only accepted online via the UC Recruit system. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of recommendations sent on their behalf to, teaching evaluations (if available).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and 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.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Teaching Evalualtions - Teaching evaluations


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

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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