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Tenure-Track Teaching Faculty Position Environmental Chemistry

University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California
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Tenure-Track Teaching Faculty Position Environmental Chemistry

Job #JPF02339

Environmental Studies Program / College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences / UC Santa Barbara


Position title: Tenure-Track Teaching Faculty Position in Environmental Chemistry

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: 7/1/2023


Open date: November 1, 2022

Next review date: Thursday, Dec 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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 Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, teaching professor position (known under the title of L(P)SOE (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.

Specific areas of expertise are open but should relate to environmental chemistry. This can include pollution and toxicology, but also the chemical functioning of terrestrial, atmospheric, or aquatic ecosystems, or other aspects of chemistry in the environment.

The successful candidate will take on a two-quarter (with a one quarter laboratory) introductory environmental chemistry sequence for Environmental Studies majors in the B.A. track, as well as upper division classes in their personal area(s) of expertise. Candidate will be expected to advise senior honors students studying these areas, and to participate in training and evaluating temporary lecturers. The ideal candidate would have practical experience working in environmental chemistry as well as university-level experience teaching both science and non-science students.

UCSB's Environmental Studies Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that was founded in the aftermath of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. It has maintained a position of national leadership since then, graduating over 8000 students in both B.A. and B.S. degree tracks. The program has a longstanding commitment to integrative research and teaching and to interdisciplinary balance among the biophysical and chemical sciences, engineering sciences, humanities, social sciences, and applied professions. For more information, please see

Responsibilities of teaching faculty include teaching and teaching-related tasks for lower and upper division undergraduate courses; mentorship of undergraduate, and possibly graduate students; professional and/or scholarly achievement and creative activity, potentially relating to instruction and pedagogy; and participation in university service. Faculty in this title are members of the Academic Senate, with all of the associated benefits and privileges.

Successful candidates will be able to contribute to the improvement of the undergraduate experience in the department and division. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, service, and research as appropriate to the position. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are among the university's core values, and we look forward to welcoming ambitious and creative colleagues who will contribute to the university's mission.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Successful candidates must have completed their PhD (or equivalent) at the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Clear evidence of potential excellence in teaching is desired. Preferred candidates will have been recognized for their teaching skills and will have demonstrated teaching experience related to environmental chemistry.


Document requirements

• Curriculum Vitae

• Cover Letter

• Statement of Teaching - Statement of teaching experience and interests should include a vision for how you would teach chemistry to non-science majors—what would a class look like—and of the advanced classes you would be interested in teaching.

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a diversity statement that speaks to how their teaching reflects the needs and concerns of a demographically diverse student population.

• Teaching Evaluations - Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide recent teaching evaluations from their home institutions if available. At the application stage these are optional, however well qualified applicants will be asked to provide teaching evaluations at the short list stage of the selection process.


Reference requirements

• 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants will need to arrange for three references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website. The three letters of recommendation must come from colleagues, faculty mentors, or superiors that can attest to the professional record of the applicant. Letters are strongly encouraged to address the applicant's teaching acumen and accomplishments.

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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 SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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