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Physics: Introductory and Elementary Physics Lecturer (Open until filled. Apply by 5/1/19)

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 25th, 2019

Last review date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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 Physics Department [] at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a lecturer to teach courses in the areas of introductory and elementary Physics at the undergraduate level throughout the 2019-20 academic year (with the possibility of one to two courses during summer session). See the UCSC Course Catalog for a full list of the department’s course descriptions.

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 Physics or related field at the time of application. Evidence of teaching experience (as instructor of record) at the university level.

July 1, 2019, with the academic year beginning in September 2019.

Initial appointment will be made at 93.75%-100% (based on the Lecturer’s course assignments during the 2019-20 academic year), with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.

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

Please refer to Position # JPF00695-19T in all correspondence.


Reference Requirement
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three professional references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. 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

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by May 1, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

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.

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

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Job location

Santa Cruz, California


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.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity through teaching. See guidelines on diversity statements at

  • Sample course syllabus

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

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

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

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)