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Job: Lecturer in History

Apply now: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02380/apply

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Salary range: See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $64,329-–$70,295. Percent appointments may vary.


Open date: April 1, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Apr 17, 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 History at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach a course (or courses) in History for upcoming openings. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter and may include summer terms, depending on the needs of the department. Courses needed may include:

Hist 2A, 2B, 2C: World History Surveys

Hist 4B and 4C: European History Surveys (1050-1715 CE; 1715 to Present)

Hist 8: Latin America Survey

Hist 17A,B,C: The American People, (US survey, all Periods)

Other survey courses listed in the UCSB catalog numbered 8 through 88

We may also seek replacement instructors for upper-level courses (numbered 100 and above). Some areas of particular interest include:

Hist 159A,B,C: Women’s History

Hist 177: California History

Native American, African American, US Women’s History in the 20th Century and Mexican History courses

Please note the dates of our regular academic year quarters and summer sessions A and B terms. See the academic calendars at https://registrar.sa.ucsb.edu/calendars/calendars deadlines/academic-calendars/academic-calendar-menu.

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The posting will remain open until 3/31/2024 to accommodate department needs. The pool will close on March 31, 2024. 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. 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.

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 date 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.

The salary is based on UC’s salary scales and depends on qualifications.

Department: History


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)

PhD in History or Related Field is required by time of appointment for all lower division courses.

Preferred qualifications

Applicants who already have a PhD and 1 year teaching experience are preferred. PhD is preferred but not required for upper division courses.


Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Sample Course Syllabi

Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements

2-4 letters of reference required

Two letters of recommendation required, two optional. Letters will be used to assess the candidate’s teaching credentials to help select those who will be seriously considered. Applicants must trigger letter solicitations through UC Recruit.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02380

Help contact: nmjuarez@hfa.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 – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (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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