Assistant Professor in Marine Science/Biology
University of California Santa Barbara
United States

Assistant Teaching Professor in Marine Science/Biology

Job #JPF01967
  • College of Creative Studies / College of Creative Studies / UC Santa Barbara
  • Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology / College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences / UC Santa Barbara

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Teaching Professor
Percent time: 100% (50% in the College of Creative Studies and 50% in the Department of Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology in the College of Letters and Science).
Anticipated start: July 1, 2021 with course instruction anticipated to start September 23, 2021

Application Window

Open date: May 7th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Jun 7, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Oct 1, 2021 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 College of Creative Studies (CCS) and the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology (EEMB) at the University of California, Santa Barbara jointly invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position as a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (PSOE), working title of Assistant Teaching Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021 and course instruction anticipated to start September 23, 2021. The College and Department are looking for exceptional individuals with expertise in both biology and marine science, capable to teach introductory biology courses in EEMB as well as marine science courses in the new CCS Marine Science major. The successful appointment would be evenly split between CCS and EEMB, and would include program development activities for the CCS Marine Science major and curriculum development activities in the Introductory Biology series for EEMB.

The College of Creative Studies ( is a small undergraduate college within UCSB that maintains a strong focus on undergraduate research and creative activities, and presently hosts eight majors. The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology ( offers research and teaching programs that span biological scales from physiology and morphology of individuals, to the behavior of groups, to the functioning of ecosystems. EEMB administers four specialized EEMB majors and two general Biology majors.

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

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in biology (marine science emphasis), marine science (biology emphasis), or a closely related field by the time of application. A minimum of one year of teaching experience is required by the time of application (teaching assistant experience is counted). This position requires completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in biology (marine science emphasis), marine science (biology emphasis), or a closely related field by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated ability to mentor and facilitate undergraduate research, experience with evidenced-based teaching methodologies, and participation in program and curriculum development and assessment. Applicants should have a record of excellent teaching, with experience and expertise in marine and biological sciences. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative activity, and will be able to contribute to the improvement of the undergraduate experience in the relevant programs.

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.

Applications completed by June 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled or until the close date of October 1, 2021, whichever comes first. To apply please visit the recruitment website:

The University of California is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Americans with Disabilities Act 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.



Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Teaching Experience and Interests
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - The University of California is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission and strives to recognize contributions in all areas of faculty achievement that promote equal opportunity and diversity. Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including but not limited to:
  1. efforts to advance equitable access to education;
  2. public service that addresses the needs of California’s diverse population;
  3. research in the area of expertise that highlights inequalities, and/or mentoring and advising of students particularly from underrepresented and underserved populations;
  4. creation of effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in under-represented groups.
  • Teaching evaluations - Relevant teaching evaluations should be included as one document or pdf.

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required

Applicants must provide the names and contact information for 3-4 references and must request letters of reference within the system in order to complete application requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Bioloxy


All Jobs


Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Tokyo Current Academic Vacancies

University of Toronto Open Faculty Positions