Lecturer in Physics or Astronomy

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Position title: Temporary Lecturer in Physics or Astronomy

Salary range: See Table 15 for the full salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $70,295 – $81,490.


Open date: July 11, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Aug 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 a pool of qualified lecturers to teach courses in general Physics or Astronomy. Applications will be kept active for consideration for all appropriate vacancies within the department. Positions may range from part-time to full-time.

Main duties will include teaching courses in general Physics and Astronomy, with the possibility of occasional upper-division teaching opportunities.

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.

The position will remain open until March 31, 2024. The pool will close at that time; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application. Appointments for the Fall quarter are usually reviewed in August, the Winter quarter in October, and the Spring quarter review will begin in February.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review dates specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MA in Physics, Astronomy or related field at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Teaching experience at the college level


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide the names and complete contact information for 3 references. In the event that an applicant is selected as the finalist, the department will conduct a reference check before extending an offer.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02546

Help contact: jdill00@ucsb.edu


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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


Santa Barbara, CA

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