Tenure-Track/Tenured Teaching Faculty Position - Department of Physics University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences United States

Tenure-Track/Tenured Teaching Faculty Position - Department of Physics


  • College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences - Physics



Open date: October 30th, 2018
Next review date: December 1st, 2018

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2019

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 an open level teaching faculty position as a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (tenure-track) or Lecturer with Security of Employment (tenured) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. 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. Faculty in this title are members of the Academic Senate, with benefits and privileges that parallel the professor track.


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. UCSB was the first member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) of leading research universities in the U.S. and Canada to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.


Further information about physics at UCSB and our beautiful oceanside campus can be found at http://www.physics.ucsb.edu.


Responsibilities of teaching faculty include teaching related tasks for lower and upper division 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. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD degree expected by appointment start date. Clear evidence of potential excellence in teaching is desired. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative activity, and will be able to contribute the improvement of the undergraduate experience in the department and division. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, service and research as appropriate to the position.


Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include: 
• Cover letter 
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of teaching
• Applicants will need to arrange for 3 -5 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website


Teaching evaluations and a statement of contributions to outreach and diversity are also welcome, but not required.


Applications received by December 1, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01376.


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.



Santa Barbara, CA



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. 

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required



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