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Coastal Science and Policy Program: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

Recruitment Period

Open February 25th, 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 Coastal Science and Policy Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who may be appointed to teach graduate level courses on coastal sustainability issues, including social sciences, facilitating change in relationships and institutions relevant to sustainability issues and solutions, coastal policy and governance, social change and social inequality relevant to conservation and sustainability practices, coastal economics, statistics and experimental design, leadership, and communication.

Applicants with expertise in coastal issues and cases, from watersheds to open ocean, and working with one or more of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: Social science methodologies and theory; sustainability solutions development and implementation; Leadership approaches such as collective leadership and adaptive leadership; Stakeholder engagement and facilitation; Effective communication design and implementation; Climate change; Natural resource management (including human rights, social justice, and equity considerations); and/or coastal science and policy.

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.

▪ M.A./M.S. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Biology, Ecology, Communications, Environmental Studies, Environmental Policy, Natural Resources Management, or a related field at the time of application
▪ A minimum of three years’ combined experience in any of the following areas:
-teaching experience at the college or university level, and/or
-experience as a practitioner in the field of conservation working on coastal/marine issues, and/or
-experience developing, designing, and facilitating trainings or workshops addressing coastal/marine conservation issues in industry (e.g. the for-profit sector or non-profit sector)

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 # JPF00807-20P in all correspondence.

▪ Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
▪ Curriculum vitae (required)
▪ Diversity statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their assigned duties (optional) See UCSC guidelines for statements at

Reference Requirement
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of 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 through December 1, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning 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.

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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, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their assigned duties. See guidelines at:

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required