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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology: UC Natural Reserves Calif. Ecology & Conservation Lecturer (Open until filled. Apply by 11/2/20)

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 2nd, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Nov 2, 2020 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: Friday, Feb 26, 2021 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 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and the UC Natural Reserve System invite applications for qualified instructors to co-teach the entirely field-based, upper-division, and undergraduate course in ecological methods and conservation: California Ecology and Conservation. The course consists of seven weeks spent in the field at the UC Natural Reserves (see the following website for general course details:, which constitutes a full-time appointment for each quarter it is taught. The selected candidates will be responsible for co-teaching the course with one other instructor. Additionally, the course will be assigned a Teaching Assistant and two support staff to assist with course logistics (e.g., food preparation, equipment and gear organization, etc.).

Applicants with experience teaching college-level courses in ecology, biology, botany, field methods, zoology, and natural history, and/or experience teaching field-based courses in the natural sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.


Full-time annual salary of $65,384.


  • Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Ecology, Biology, or a related field. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by January 1, 2021.
  • Teaching experience at the college or university level.

Beginning with the winter 2021 quarter. Degree requirement must be completed by January 1, 2021 for employment effective January 4, 2021 and beyond. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the hiring unit’s instructional need and 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 # JPF00946-21Tin all correspondence.

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

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 2, 2020. 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 The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see

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If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at (831) 459-4602.

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The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit


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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

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Sample course material such as syllabus, handout, etc. (Optional)

  • Sample course material such as syllabus, handout, etc. (Optional)

  • Sample course material such as syllabus, handout, etc. (Optional)

  • Sample course material such as syllabus, handout, etc. (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see before preparing their application.

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required