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  • National Institute on Scientific Teaching

University of California Santa Barbara

The College of Creative Studies (CCS) and the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology (EEMB) at the University of California, Santa Barbara jointly invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position as a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (PSOE), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The College and Department are looking for exceptional individuals with expertise in both biology and marine science, capable to teach introductory biology courses in EEMB as well as marine science courses in the new CCS Marine Science major. The successful appointment would be evenly split between CCS and EEMB, and would include program development activities for the Marine Science major.

The College of Creative Studies ( is a small undergraduate college within UCSB that maintains a strong focus on undergraduate research and creative activities, and presently hosts eight majors. The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology ( offers research and teaching programs that span biological scales from physiology and morphology of individuals, to the behavior of groups, to the functioning of ecosystems. EEMB administers 4 specialized EEMB majors and two general Biology majors. Responsibilities of teaching faculty include teaching and teaching related tasks for lower and upper division undergraduate courses; mentorship of undergraduate, and potentially graduate students; professional and/or scholarly achievement and creative activity, particularly relating to instruction and pedagogy; and participation in university service. Faculty in this title are members of the Academic Senate, with benefits and privileges that parallel the professor track.

This position requires a PhD (or equivalent) in biology (marine science emphasis), marine science (biology emphasis), or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. Applicants should have a record of excellent teaching, with experience and expertise in marine and biological sciences. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated ability to mentor and facilitate undergraduate research, experience with multiple teaching methodologies, and participation in program development and assessment. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative activity, and will be able to contribute to the improvement of the undergraduate experience in the relevant programs. 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.

Applications should be submitted electronically and must include:

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Statement of teaching experience and interests

  • Statement of teaching philosophy

  • Teaching evaluations (if available)

  • Applicants will need to supply contact information for 3-4 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.

We encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Applications received by March 8, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

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The University of California is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Americans with Disabilities Act 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.

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