Job Details

University of California Santa Barbara
  • Position Number: 2252895
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Assistant Teaching Professor (JPF01967)
College of Creative Studies & Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
UC 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), working title of Assistant Teaching Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021 and course instruction anticipated to start September 23, 2021. 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 CCS Marine Science major and curriculum development activities in the Introductory Biology series for EEMB.

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 four 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.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in biology (marine science emphasis), marine science (biology emphasis), or a closely related field by the time of application. A minimum of one year of teaching experience is required by the time of application (teaching assistant experience is counted). This position requires completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in biology (marine science emphasis), marine science (biology emphasis), or a closely related field by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated ability to mentor and facilitate undergraduate research, experience with evidenced-based teaching methodologies, and participation in program and curriculum development and assessment. Applicants should have a record of excellent teaching, with experience and expertise in marine and biological sciences. 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 via the recruitment website and must include:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching experience and interests
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of contributions to diversity
Teaching evaluations
Applicant initiated requests for 3-4 letters of recommendation via the recruitment website

Further information about the application materials can be found on the recruitment website.

Applications completed by June 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled or until the close date of October 1, 2021, whichever comes first. To apply please visit the recruitment website:

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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