Part-Time Temporary Lecturer Pool in CCS Physics
University of California Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies
United States


The College of Creative Studies (CCS) at UC Santa Barbara seeks one or more temporary part-time lecturer(s) to teach problem sessions in the CCS Physics Major during the 2019-20 academic year. Temporary positions are variable in terms of duration and percentage of time. This is a non-tenure track, non-ladder, non-academic senate position. Ideally, one lecturer will be appointed to the position to teach in Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters at 50% time with for a July 1, 2019 appointment begin date (course instruction will start September 26, 2019). This appointment is anticipated to be for academic year 2019-2020 only, with the possibility of reappointment in future years depending upon performance and program needs.

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.

A Masters degree in Physics is required by time of application. One year minimum teaching experience as a Teaching Assistant or instructor at the college level by the time of appointment is required. A Ph.D. physics by time of appointment is preferred, along with strong interpersonal skills.

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.

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

To receive primary consideration for this position for the 2019-20 academic year, all required application materials must be received by June 19, 2019. The posting will remain open until October 31, 2019 or until the position is filled, whichever comes first. If you would like to continue to be considered after October 31, 2019, and the position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Due to the short timeline for appointment for this position, candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

Individuals who wish to be considered must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, teaching statement, and request three letters of reference using the UC Recruit application system. Teaching evaluations may also be submitted if available. 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.

To apply, application materials may be submitted by following the instructions here:

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.



Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. including list of publications.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

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

  • Teaching Evaluations (if available) (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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