Lecturers in Health Justice and Community
University of California Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
March 31, 2025
Post date: May 2, 2024

Lecturers in Health Justice and Community


University of California Santa Barbara


Position overview

Position title: Lecturer in Health Justice and Community

Salary range: See Table 15(https://ap.ucsb.edu/compensation.and.benefits/ucsb.salary.scales/15.pdf) for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $74,576 - $94,470. Percent appointments may vary.

Percent time: 33-100% Depending on funding and instructional need

Anticipated start: Fall 2024 or later

Review timeline: June 2024 - March 2025

Position duration: Year by year basis, possible renewal depending upon performance and funding availability


Application Window


Open date: May 1, 2024


Next review date: Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.


Final date: Monday, Mar 31, 2025 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.


Position description



The Health Justice and Community initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for qualified lecturers with strong research training and innovative pedagogic experience to teach courses in critical health justice. This initiative is currently housed in the Department of Exercise and Sport Studies, which is undergoing curricular transformations and focusing on the social, cultural, and political foundations of health justice.


Positions may be part-time or full-time depending upon the needs of the department and funding availability.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be hired to develop and teach both small and large courses as part of the Department's new curricular offerings, including an introductory course on health justice & community. We are especially interested in candidates whose scholarly interests go beyond standard biomedical and public health approaches to teach interdisciplinary health justice centered courses on such topics as: critical disability studies, food justice, environmental/climate justice, health disparities/policy, reproductive care, indigenous knowledge production, community healing practices, migrant health care, medical racism/apartheid, colonial medicine, etc.

And, while an on-going research agenda is not expected of this position, the candidate must show evidence of strong research training in order to teach research methods (qualitative/humanistic or quantitative) as part of their teaching repertoire.

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.

This posting will remain open until March 2025 to accommodate department needs. If you would like to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

[Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in May, winter quarter in October, and for spring quarter in February.]




Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Master's Degree from an accredited university or college in a social science or relevant interdisciplinary field such as feminist, queer, global, ethnic and/or American studies is a minimum requirement. Candidate must have at least one year of teaching experience.


Preferred qualifications

Ph.D. trained in a social science or relevant interdisciplinary field or completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in a social science or relevant interdisciplinary field except dissertation at the time of application. Strong record of innovative, community-engaged teaching desired.


Application Requirements


Document requirements


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


• Cover Letter


• Evidence of Teaching - Description of proposed courses, sample syllabi, and previous course evaluations.


• Statement of Teaching - Evidence of teaching research methods, such as qualitative/humanistic, quantitative, or mixed.



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



Reference requirements


• 3-5 required (contact information only)


Please provide the names and complete contact information for 3 references and may submit 2 additional optional references. The department will conduct a reference check for the finalist at any time during this recruitment.


Apply link: https://apptrkr.com/5225209

Help contact: stephanie.kump@essr.ucsb.edu


About UC Santa Barbara


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. For the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20. For the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.


As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


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