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Environmental Studies Department: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

Recruitment Period

Open August 20th, 2018 through Monday, Jun 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by June 1st, 2020, you will have until June 30th, 2020 to complete your application.


The Environmental Studies Department [] at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who may be appointed to teach courses in the following areas: natural history, climate change biology, chemistry, landscape ecology, tropical ecology, animal ecology, pest management, agroecology and food systems, ornithology, entomology, conservation biology, restoration ecology, plant ecology, plant disease ecology, soil biology, wetland ecology, environmental policy, environmental economics, water processes and policy, environmental writing, political ecology, political economy, geography, energy politics and policy, environmental law, coastal policy, environmental risks and vulnerability, environmental justice, and environmental art.

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.

Master’s degree or higher (or equivalent foreign degree) in environmental studies or a related field at the time of application; or a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent foreign degree) and a Certificate in Science Illustration at the time of application.

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.

Please refer to Position # JPF00608-19P in all correspondence


  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Teaching Evaluations (optional, a maximum of three will be accepted)
  • Sample Course Materials - syllabi, handouts, etc. (optional, a maximum of three will be acceptable)
  • Diversity statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity through teaching (optional) Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at

Reference Requirement
Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation*. 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

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 More information is available at the APO website (see 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 (831) 459-4300.



Job location

Santa Cruz, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

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

  • Teaching evaluations (set 1 of 3) (Optional)

  • Teaching evaluations (set 2 of 3) (Optional)

  • Teaching evaluations (set 3 of 3) (Optional)

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

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

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching. See guidelines at

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required