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Tenure Track Teaching Faculty Position - General Chemistry

University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

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General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Tenure Track Teaching Faculty Position - General Chemistry

University of California Santa Barbara

Position overview
Position title: Lecturer Potential Security of Employment

Salary range: The posted set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or ztep at appointment. See Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (1680) for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $95,000 - $140,000. “Offscale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide minimum salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: July 1, 2024

Application Window

Open date: October 23, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Nov 27, 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.

Position description

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a Tenure Track Teaching Faculty position in General Chemistry with an emphasis on General Chemistry Laboratories.

Responsibilities of the position include managing undergraduate labs, upgrading materials used in the laboratory courses, training and managing the teaching assistants that instruct the general chemistry courses, assisting in student safety training, instructing other courses associated with general chemistry lab and lecture series, and participating in university service and professional activities that improve the educational system. For example, including but not limited to textbook authorship, outreach programs, and education-based research.

Applicants will be considered by an interdisciplinary group of faculty and all applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in, or show exceptional promise for, high-quality teaching, and professional activities.

Applicants with a demonstrated record of interest in, and commitment to, the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations, will be given particular attention especially if the proposed professional activities focus on these communities. We seek educators leading cutting-edge areas to help the University prepare our students and position the University for the future. Our goal is to identify, recruit, and support a scholar emerging as one of the next generation of leaders and educators. 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.

In 2023-24, a wide array of UC Santa Barbara departments is partnering with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to launch a special faculty recruitment initiative named after Benjamin Banneker, the 18th-century African American mathematician, astronomer, anti-racist, engineer, ecologist, and peace advocate. Funded by an Advancing Faculty Diversity grant from the UC Office of the President, with the goal of diversifying faculty, research, and curriculum, the Banneker Initiative aims to recruit scholars, scientists, and engineers whose disciplinary and interdisciplinary work would take place within the community of interests exemplified by Banneker's intellectual, ethical, and social commitments as an African American scientist. Applicants may be eligible to be fellows in the Benjamin Banneker Initiative. The community of Banneker Fellows will receive funding for cohort building and professional development activities, including enrollment in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Faculty Success Program, proposal writing training, and seed grants.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in Chemistry or a closely related field by the time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
The PhD (or equivalent) should be conferred by the anticipated appointment start date

Preferred qualifications
Applicants currently holding the rank of lecturer (or equivalent) are also welcome to apply. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and professional activities are desired. Candidates with two year's teaching experience after receiving a PhD is preferred, but not required.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

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

• Cover Letter

• Statement of Teaching - May include, but not limited to detailed teaching experience, teaching philosophy, teaching strategies, career goals as a teacher, and preferred courses to teach (~2-4 pages).

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (~1 page)

• Statement of Science: Professional Activities in Science Education - Current or proposed professional activities advancing science education at and/or beyond UCSB (e.g. science education research), (1 page maximum)

• Evidence of Teaching Excellence - Including this is highly encouraged. This may include but is not limited to student evaluations of teaching performance and teaching-related publications .

Reference requirements

• 3-4 letters of reference required

Provide the names and contact information for 3-4 references and request letters of reference within the system in order to complete the application requirements.
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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, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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