Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) – Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for the position of Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE), the anticipated start date of this appointment is July 1, 2018. The LPSOE position is a permanent full-time faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and university and community service and is viewed as a "security of employment-track" position. LPSOEs are members of the Academic Senate and have all the benefits of Senate membership, such as eligibility for faculty housing programs, medical insurance, and retirement benefits. LPSOEs are regularly evaluated for merit salary increases; evaluation for Security of Employment (which has the permanence of a tenured position) occurs within 8 years of initial appointment. Promotion within the LSOE series requires excellent teaching, professional activities, and service.

The department is particularly interested in candidates who have expertise and strong evidence of teaching skills in statistics and research methods, and are dedicated to a career in undergraduate teaching and mentoring within a research environment. The successful candidate will play a key role in the department’s educational mission. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in statistics and research methods, and may also include quantitative courses at the graduate level as well as courses in the candidate’s and department’s areas of expertise. The candidate will also be asked to assume a leadership role in non-instructional undergraduate activities such as student advising, curriculum development, assessment of program learning outcomes, and working to improve the quality of the undergraduate major experience in the department.

For primary consideration, applicants must have completed the requirements necessary to have a Ph.D. conferred in psychological, behavioral, and brain sciences or a related discipline by the time of appointment and have submitted all application materials by January 1, 2018 online via UC Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01129

For full consideration, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement (describing teaching experience and approach)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including syllabi and teaching evaluations from prior courses, if available)
  • Three letters of recommendation

The department 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 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.