Job Details

University of California Santa Barbara
  • Position Number: 4094262
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Elementary

Lecturer in CCS Physics

University of California Santa Barbara

Position overview
Position title: Lecturer Salary range: See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time (100%) annual rate for this position is $64,329 - $79,117. Percent appointments may vary. Percent time: Positions generally range from 33% to 100%. Position duration: From one quarter to one year. Application Window

Open date: April 11, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 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 College of Creative Studies (CCS) at University of California, Santa Barbara seeks one or more part-time lecturer(s) to teach in the CCS Physics Major. Ideally, one lecturer will be appointed to the position to teach problem sessions in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters at 52% time. Duties include lecturing and leading problem sessions at the honors level for freshman and sophomore Physics majors with very inquisitive minds and superior preparation. Additional duties include promoting the creative and intellectual growth of students and participation in program development. Duties may also include student recruitment and academic advising.

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

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The availability, percentage and duration of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions generally range from 33% to 100% and vary in duration from one quarter to one year. This is a non-tenure track, non-ladder, non-academic senate title.

The earliest potential service period begin date is for Fall Quarter 2023 which typically starts in September. The possibility of reappointment in future years will be dependent upon program needs and job performance. Salary is based on UC's salary scales and depends upon qualifications. Eligibility for benefits such as health insurance is dependent upon the percentage and length of appointment.

CCS is a small undergraduate college designed for self-directed students in the sciences and humanities within a world-class research university. It provides a rigorous, accelerated program facilitating original work for its students who are among the most capable on campus. Over 70% of the Physics majors in the College go on to Ph.D. programs, many at the top Universities in the country. Further information about the CCS Physics program can be found at

The posting will remain open until March 31, 2024 or until department needs are fulfilled, whichever comes first. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the 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 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.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship. Also, please note that the Department cannot reimburse travel or moving expenses for relocating.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Masters degree in physics.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

A minimum of one year of physics teaching experience as a Teaching Assistant or instructor.

Preferred qualifications

Ph.D. in physics. Strong interpersonal skills. Teaching at the college level is preferred. Experience in contributions to the diversity and excellence of the academic community is preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please include a description of your experience and teaching interests.
  • Curriculum Vitae - An up to date CV including your teaching experience. Please be sure to indicate the length of your teaching experience.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants are also strongly encouraged to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity, which if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.
  • Teaching Evaluations - If submitted, relevant teaching evaluations should be included as one document or pdf.
Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required

Applicants must provide the names and contact information for 2-3 references and must request letters of reference within the system in order to complete application requirements.
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Campus Information

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs - With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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Santa Barbara, CA

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