Job Opportunity: Teaching Assistant

University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Earth Science Teaching Assistant Position(s) 

The Department of Earth Science invites applications for 7-10 graduate student Teaching Assistants during the 2017-18 academic year in the following areas: Earth Systems, Oceanography, Biogeology, Geochemistry, Geology, and Geophysics. 


Description and Minimum Qualifications

TEACHING ASSISTANT: A Teaching Assistant may be assigned responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, the following duties: attending the assigned course, conducting section meetings, holding regularly scheduled office hours, reading and grading student papers, homework, and examinations, etc. Specific responsibilities for individual courses are determined by the faculty supervisor, Department, or College.

Minimum qualifications for appointment as a Teaching Assistant are full time registered UCSB status as a graduate student at the time of employment, and good academic standing as well as completion of the UCSB TA Orientation or equivalent training. Exceptions to these minimum qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the University.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, an unofficial transcript of undergraduate coursework, and teaching evaluations (if any) to:

Yann Ricard, Graduate Program Coordinator Department of Earth Science
1006 Webb Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9630

Or electronically to:

Review of applications for positions beginning in the fall will begin immediately: please submit on or before August 30, 2017. Applications for Winter, Spring will be accepted until individual courses are filled.

Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Appointments will be made on a quarter-to-quarter basis. Reappointment for subsequent quarters is dependent on performance and departmental needs. Positions are open until filled.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Within the limits imposed by law or University regulations, the University shall not discriminate against or harass any Academic Student Employee (ASE) on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, HIV status, status as a covered veteran, age, citizenship, political affiliation, union activity, and membership or non-membership in the union. For the purposes of this Statement only, medical condition means any health impairment related to or associated with a diagnosis of cancer, or health impairments related to genetic characteristics.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected Veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by law.