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Rachel Carson College: Lecturer Pool, Non-core Courses (Ongoing)

Recruitment Period

Open February 1st, 2020 through Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by December 1st, 2021, you will have until December 31st, 2021 to complete your application.


The Rachel Carson College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who may be appointed to teach in its non-core undergraduate courses, especially in the areas of Sustainability Studies and Science and Entrepreneurship. The theme of the College is “Environment and Society” (see and most of these classes focus on one aspect or another of social and ecological sustainability, from the social science, natural science, and engineering perspectives. These courses are interactive, involving both classroom instruction and hands-on experiential learning.

The ideal candidate will have both instructional and occupational experience in fields and areas relevant to the advertised position, be willing to work with and mentor enthusiastic and dedicated students and student groups, and be committed to increasing diversity in the Green Economy. The successful candidates must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


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 Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent foreign degree) with a minimum of three years professional and/or teaching experience in areas related to Sustainability Studies, Science, and Entrepreneurship such as renewable energy policy, regulation, and technology; urban agriculture and permaculture; water issues and conservation; household consumption and practices; green building and landscape design; and urban transportation planning. Degree requirement must be met 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), as openings occur. Appointments are contingent upon 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 # JPF00793-20P in all correspondence.


  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in - - Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Sample course syllabus (required)
  • Diversity statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (optional) See UCSC guidelines for statements at

Reference Requirement
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (two are required and a maximum of three will be accepted). 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

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted beginning February 1, 2020 through December 1, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments from spring quarter 2020 through fall quarter 2022. 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.

Our institution is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution


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.

  • Sample course syllabus

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Diversity statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (optional)

    See UCSC guidelines for statements at

Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required