Ocean Sciences Department: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing) University of California, Sta. Cruz, Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Ocean Sciences United States

Ocean Sciences Department: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)


  • Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Ocean Sciences



Open August 10th, 2018 through June 1st, 2020

If you apply to this recruitment by June 1st, 2020, you will have until June 30th, 2020 to complete your application.



The Department of Ocean Sciences [https://oceansci.ucsc.edu/] at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who may be appointed to teach various introductory courses. Course topics include all areas of oceanography, including geological, biological, chemical, and physical oceanography; marine biology; marine sciences; ecology, and geology. These courses are designed to meet campus general education requirements and standard texts and/or readers may be used for these classes. All areas and subspecialties of Ocean and Marine Sciences and Ecology will be seriously considered. Special attention will be given to persons with proven undergraduate teaching skills. Teaching assistants may be assigned to assist instructors and will be supervised by the instructor.


The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.




Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the Lecturer is appointed to teach. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.



  • Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Ocean, Marine, or Atmospheric Sciences or a related field at the time of application.
  • Demonstrated University teaching experience.


Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit’s instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters), but they may also be made during Summer Session.


Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.


APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00584. 
Please refer to Position # JPF00584-19P in all correspondence.



  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications, interest in the position, and the areas of study you are qualified to teach (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Sample course materials, such as course syllabi, handouts, lecturer slides, etc. (a minimum of three required and a maximum of five will be accepted)
  • Course evaluations (optional, a maximum of three sets of teaching evaluations will be accepted)
  • Diversity statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity through teaching (optional) Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at https://senate.ucsc.edu/committees/caad-committee-on-affirmative-action-and-diversity/DivStateGuidelines.pdf)


Reference Requirement
Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation*. Please note that your references or dossier service will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.


*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (e.g., dossier service, career center, etc.), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.


Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through June 1, 2020. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning fall quarter 2018 through spring quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.


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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.


Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). More information is available at the APO website (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/104.000%20.html) or call (831) 459-4300.


UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4300. 

VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT http://apo.ucsc.edu




Santa Cruz, CA



Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications, interest in the position, and the areas of study you are qualified to teach.

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

  • Sample course materials - E.g., course syllabi, handouts, etc.

  • Sample course materials - E.g., course syllabi, handouts, etc.

  • Sample course materials - E.g., course syllabi, handouts, etc.

  • Sample course materials - E.g., course syllabi, handouts, etc. 

  • Sample course materials - E.g., course syllabi, handouts, etc. 

  • Course evaluations (Optional)

  • Course evaluations (Optional)

  • Course evaluations (Optional)

  • Statement of contributions to diversity - Statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity through teaching. Further information on diversity statements can be found at https://apo.ucsc.edu/employment/ApplicantDiversityStatements.html 

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required



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