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Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Tenure-Track Lecturer), UC Santa Barbara

The Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) starting July 1, 2018. The successful candidate must be committed to teaching at the lower and upper division, especially in the field. The teaching load will be equivalent to three courses per quarter, including instruction, managing teaching collections, upgrading laboratory and discussion sections, mentoring teaching assistants and assisting in student safety training.

The LPSOE position is a permanent full-time faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and university and community service and is viewed as a "security of employment-track" position. LPSOEs are members of the Academic Senate and have all the benefits of Senate membership, such as eligibility for faculty housing programs, medical insurance, and retirement benefits. LPSOEs are regularly evaluated for merit salary increases; evaluation for Security of Employment (which has the permanence of a tenured position) occurs within 8 years of initial appointment. Promotion within the LSOE series requires excellent teaching, professional activities, and service.

Applicants must have a M.S. or Ph.D. degree (preferred) in Earth Science or a closely related field at the time of appointment. An outstanding record of teaching and leadership in undergraduate Earth Science education is expected. We seek a lifelong learner who will: inspire; set high expectations; develop a proven record of teaching, mentorship, professional achievement/activity; and contribute to University and public service.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and teaching statement and arrange for a minimum of three references to submit letters of reference on their behalf via the recruitment website. For primary consideration, applications should be received by December 6, 2017, but review of applicant files will continue until the position is filled. Applications with complete dossiers of letters uploaded by the initial review date will be given preference. Submit applications and reference letters online at:

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

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.