Permanent Faculty

There are no current Permanent Faculty positions available.

Temporary Teaching

We are currently accepting applications for this recruitment:


Position title: Lecturer

Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table
 for the salary history range. A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,329-$81,490.

Percent time: 33.33% to 100%


Open date: May 19, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Aug 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 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 Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach course(s) in Environmental Studies-related topics for upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time.

For a complete listing of our Environmental Studies Program courses, please visit:

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

The posting will remain open until March 31st, 2024 to accommodate department needs. The pool will close on March 31, 2024; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of Environmental Studies and at least 3 years teaching experience OR 3 years professional experience in one or more of the following fields:

• Air Quality/Pollution
• Coastal Law and Policy
• Conservation Planning
• Diet & Global Climate Change
• Ecological Restoration
• Endangered Species Management
• Environmental Ecology
• Environmental Econ & Policy
• Environmental Education
• Environmental History
• Environmental Law
• Environmental Politics & Policy
• Environmental Risk and Vulnerability
• Environmental Studies/Sciences
• Food Security
• Industrial Ecology
• Waste Management

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with a terminal degree (Ph.D., J.D. or M.F.A.) in at least one of the aforementioned fields.


Document requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching or Professional Contribution

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

The candidates that advance as a finalist will be notified that their references will be contacted.

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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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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Graduate Student 


The Environmental Studies 2023-2024 TA pool is now open. Before submitting a Teaching Assistant Inquiry/Interest form, please read the following guidelines: 

  • By submitting this form, you will be added to a pool of graduate students who are interested in TAing with Environmental Studies.
  • You must be a registered graduate student in the quarter for which you are applying enrolled in a minimum of 8 units.
  • Your combined UCSB employment must not exceed 50% at the time of the TAship. 
  • If you accept a TA position with Environmental Studies you must inform your home department and ask if you are eligible. 
  • You understand that by submitting this form, you are not guaranteed a TA position in Environmental Studies.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Priority review by date. 

Please reach out the quarter before you intend to TA to our academic personnel coordinator for the classes that are recruiting. After reaching out to our academic personnel coordinator, you can research courses through our course catalog and contact instructors. We will keep your application information and contact you when a position opens. 

Grad Teach's forum for TA opportunities in various departments.

Submit your ta form

The Environmental Studies 2023-2024 Readership pool is now open. A Reader renders diverse services as a 'course assistant,' which will normally include the grading of student papers and examinations. A Reader will not be given the responsibilities of a Teaching Assistant. Before submitting a Readership Inquiry by emailing, please read the following guidelines: 

  • By submitting this form, you will be added to a pool of students who are interested in a readership with Environmental Studies.
  • You must be a registered student in the quarter for which you are applying enrolled in a minimum of 8 units.
  • ENST readerships typically are not offered at 25% or more during the academic quarter and as such graduate students will NOT qualify for partial fee remission or payment of student health insurance with a readership alone.
  • Graduate students must receive approval from the home department. 
  • A graduate student who holds a teaching assistant position may also be eligible for dual employment with a readership, dependent on home department approval. 
  • You understand that by submitting this form, you are not guaranteed a Readership position in Environmental Studies.

Submit your readership Form

Research Staff/ Post Doc

There are no current postdoc positions available.


Undergraduate Student

There are no current Undergraduate Student positions available.