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Temporary Teaching

We are no longer accepting applications for this recruitment.

The Environmental Studies Program, University of California – Santa Barbara, invites applications for our temporary lecturer positions.

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:

  • 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

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.

For a complete listing of our courses, please go to:
https://my.sa.ucsb.edu/catalog/Current/CollegesDepartments/ls-intro/envst.aspx?DeptTab=Courses

To apply, please go to this following link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01553

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching or professional contributions in their field. Applicants have the option of providing relevant teaching evaluations. Applicants should also provide contact information (name and email only) of three references.

Salary will be based on qualifications. The initial review date is December 1, 2019, and applications will be accepted throughout the academic year in order to staff courses as they become available. Applications will remain under consideration until October 31, 2020.

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

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 veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Career/Administrative Staff

Position Information:

  • Payroll Title: Academic Advisor
  • Job Code: 4544
  • Job Open Date: 1/14/21
  • Primary Consideration Date for Open Until Filled: 1/31/21
  • Department Code-Name: ENST
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU): 99/PPSM
  • Grade Type/Grade: PSS
  • FLSA Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
  • Work Location: 4312 Bren Hall
  • Pay Rate/Range: 23.18 - 24.21/hr
  • Days/Hours: M-F 8-5

 

Brief Summary of Job Duties:
Under the general supervision of the Student Academic Services Manager, the Academic Advisor is both the initial source of academic advising for undergraduate students in the Environmental Studies Program and is responsible for providing specific types of academic advice, which include but are not limited to reviewing & approving petitions, degree completion analysis, major/minor requirements, educational resources, and other student advising services. The Academic Advisor serves as liaison to the College of Letters & Science Academic Advising Office, other campus agencies, other colleges and universities, as well as students, faculty and the departmental curriculum committee. Assists the Student Academic Services Manager in implementing systems to track student data. Assists in managing multiple databases including current student and alumni information.

Monitors academic progress of declared ES majors, interprets and applies UC systemwide and campus policies and develops procedures and practices for student advising. Maintains a supportive climate by identifying student related problems and refers students to campus resources. Coordinates publicity for the undergraduate program, courses and faculty research. Serves as a department contact for current students and alumni.

The position requires comprehensive and professional knowledge of College, campus and university policies, procedures, and resources; strong initiative; ability to multitask in a high paced environment; professional problem-solving ability; excellent verbal and written communication skills; sound judgment; and the capacity to organize and handle a wide range of responsibilities. Must possess ability to work at a high level of professionalism and work well with staff colleagues under pressure to meet deadlines and other needs of the faculty, students, and the Program as a whole.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience in program development and implementation. Ability to represent the University's administrators, lecturers, faculty and prospective UCSB students, their families and communities at the highest professional level. Ability to relate to and work well with students from diverse backgrounds, manage work load, prioritize tasks and work on multiple projects under the pressure of tight timelines. Excellent speaking skills, experience conducting workshops, and academic advising. Excellent organizational skills.

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse
  • Satisfactory criminal history background check
  • UCSB is a Tobacco-Free environment


Special Instructions:
For full consideration, please include a resume and a cover letter as part of your application.

Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties:

1. 50 Percent (Daily) - Academic Advising: Provides approximately 1,000+ ES majors and potential majors with academic advising regarding major requirements, academic planning, course requirements, academic problems, transfer work, and graduation. Is knowledgeable about departmental, college, and University degree requirements, procedures, policies, and can accurately interpret and explain them to students, parents, and faculty. Evaluates students' major progress and identifies students' academic challenges, suggesting appropriate courses of action and/or educational resources.

Analyzes, provides guidance, and has authority to sign petitions on change of major, double major, and transfer of courses from other institutions, requirement substitutions and waivers, and independent studies and other forms as appropriate. Advises transfer students and EAP students on their transfer work and evaluates courses transferable from other institutions. Increases students' awareness of educational resources available to them, including but not limited to Campus Learning Assistance Program (CLAS), Disabled Students Program (DSP), Counseling and Career Services, College Honors Program, Education Abroad Program, Educational Opportunity Program, third-party study abroad programs, field study opportunities, and independent study courses with faculty members. Is knowledgeable and disseminates information about special student opportunities through URCA, UCDC, UC Sacramento, Transfer Student Center, ONDAS Center, internship programs, and scholarship opportunities. Provides career and graduate school information. Assists in clarifying career and academic goals and develops appropriate education plans. Gives guidance regarding acquiring internships and letters of recommendations and clarifies the graduate school application process.

In compliance with University, State, and federal regulations, enforces policies and procedures regarding access to student records. Works within the established policies and procedural guidelines relating to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act in regards to student records. Exercises professional judgement, discretion, confidentiality, and sensitivity in all communication (electronic, verbal, written) regarding student academic performance and student matters.

2. 35 Percent (Weekly) - Academic Administration: The Academic Advisor is expected to be proficient with all campus student data systems (Gaucho Blue, AAA, Gaucho Space, etc.). Under the general supervision of the Student Academic Services Manager, the Academic Advisor serves as advisor of three distinct degree programs: the B.A. and B.S. in Environmental Studies, and the B.S. in Hydrologic Science. Ensures that all student academic records are accurate. Provides expert analysis of progress towards degree. Monitors, interprets and advises on students' progress toward degrees and graduation.

In conjunction with the Program Chair, Business Officer/MSO, and the Student Academic Services Manager, assists in developing and preparing the Environmental Studies Program curriculum plan for each academic year. Provides input to the Curriculum Committee on matters relating to the ES curricular program. Anticipates, coordinates and resolves faculty teaching constraints, general classroom assignments, and teaching conflicts. Prepares and reviews all general catalog revisions to meet campus deadlines, processes new course approvals.

Assists the Student Academic Services Manager in the administration of the ES Honors Program, the ES Internship Program, and ES Student Awards and Scholarships. Updates, prepares and distributes annual ES awards informational flyer, serves on Awards Committee and participates in awardees identification and notification processes. Researches, recommends, and implements programmatic changes. Serves on ES, College, and Campus Student Affairs Committees as necessary.

Prepares and disseminates the weekly (electronic) ES newsletter for all undergraduate students. Is responsible for website updates on pages pertaining to advising and student services. Sends periodic electronic communications on behalf of ES Student Academic Services. Assists with preparation of recruitment material. Other duties as assigned.

3. 15 Percent (Monthly) - Outreach Works: In conjunction with various Departments and Programs to conduct informational meetings about the Program and curriculum for students attending UC Santa Barbara and prospective students. Assists with Program orientation for new students each fall. Meets with new freshmen and parents during summer orientation, UCSB open house, and throughout the year. Provides ES academic program and services information to students, the campus and the general public through regular and one-time events. Efforts include participating in community events such as Earth Day, career fairs, and UCSB outreach and recruiting efforts. Assists the Student Academic Services Manager in maintaining an up to date listserv, as well as alumni and donor database.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
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 veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. *Reasonable Accommodations The University of California endeavors to make https://jobs.ucsb.edu accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Katherine Abad in Human Resources at 805-893-4664 or email katherine.abad@hr.ucsb.edu. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Privacy Notification Statement:
The State of California Information Practices Act of 1977 (effective July 1978) requires the University to provide the following information to individuals who are asked to supply information about themselves: Application: The principal purpose for requesting information on the Application is for applicant-tracking purposes and to collect applicant contact information. Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Data Form: Information furnished on this form is requested by UCSB's Affirmative Action Office. The University of California, Santa Barbara is a Federal contractor and, therefore, must comply with Affirmative Action regulations issued pursuant to Executive Order 11246, Federal Revised Order No. 4, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. Furnishing the information on this form is voluntary. There is no penalty for not completing this form. The offices responsible for maintaining the information supplied on this form are the UCSB Human Resources Office and the Affirmative Action Office. GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) STATEMENT FOR PERSONS IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA: As part of our commitment to protecting your privacy, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Privacy Statement ("Privacy Statement") is designed to provide you, as a person in the European Economic Area, with information regarding the types of personal information that the University of California’s Human Resources departments and offices collect about you. The Privacy Statement can be found at: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/gdpr.html.nformation supplied on this form are the UCSB Human Resources Office and the Affirmative Action Office.

Notice of Availability of the UCSB Annual Security Report: 
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" (Clery Act), UCSB publishes an Annual Security Report to provide information regarding campus safety and security policies, crime statistics, and resources to current and prospective students and employees. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes reported to Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property, and on public property adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes campus policies concerning crime prevention, crime reporting, alcohol and drug use, sexual and interpersonal violence, student discipline, and other matters. To access the Annual Security Report, visit www.police.ucsb.edu/asr. A copy of this report may also be requested by contacting the UCSB Police Department (call 805-893-3446 or visit 574 Public Safety Bldg., Santa Barbara, CA 93106 during business hours). To learn more about the Clery Act and CSA duties and reporting requirements, please visit www.police.ucsb.edu/clery-act.

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Position Information:

  • Payroll Title: Financial Administrator
  • Job Code: 4722
  • Job Open Date: 1/14/21
  • Primary Consideration Date for Open Until Filled: 1/31/21
  • Department Code-Name: ENST
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU): CX
  • Grade Type/Grade: PSS
  • FLSA Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
  • Work Location: 4312 Bren Hall
  • Pay Rate/Range: 23.89-26.79/hr
  • Days/Hours: M-F 8-5

 

Brief Summary of Job Duties:
Under the direction of the Business Officer, the Financial Administrator, is responsible for the general coordination of the fiscal operations of the Environmental Studies Program which includes: ledger reconciliation, tracking of multiple accounts, accounts payable, purchasing, travel and entertainment requests and reimbursements.

Collaborates with the Business Officer and the Financial Analyst to implement financial systems and procedures; monitors program budgets; prepares cost expense reports; reviews and reports monthly expenses and tracks spending patterns and funding trends. Processes payroll and prepares personnel actions for all career and academic employees. Provides general information and support to Faculty regarding accounting procedures and policy in areas that include purchasing, payroll, personnel, gift administration, and accounts payable. Utilizes and maintains a working knowledge of campus systems including Gateway, Kronos, UC Path, BARC, Espresso including Transfer of Expense, Transfer of Funds, Flexcard, and Data Warehouse.

In consultation with Business Officer, the Financial Administrator resolves financial issues and provides input toward maintaining efficiency and accuracy of financial transactions and operations. Reviews miscellaneous Form 5 reimbursements, Honoraria, Entertainment, Travel, and removal/relocation reimbursements for accuracy and adherence to policy.

Acts as liaison to Business and Financial Services office, Work Study Office, Academic Personnel and Office of International Students and Scholars. Processes, tracks, and administers Contracts and Grants. Assists faculty from initial proposal, grant fund disbursement, and to formulating final report to granting agencies. Assists with coordination of special events as needed.

Minimum Requirements:
Must be proficient in personnel payroll systems and familiar with accounting and clerical/office procedures including financial principles. Working knowledge and experience in payroll, financial payment processing, and procurement.

Ability to handle time-sensitive and confidential materials. Strong communication, analytical, and computer skills. Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize work in order to meet continual deadlines while making allowances for interruptions. Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy.

Desirable Requirements:
Familiarity with University policies, procedures

Experience with UC/UCSB programs such as UC Path, Kronos, Gateway, and Espresso

Knowledge of FERPA Regulations

AA degree or greater preferred.

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse
  • Satisfactory criminal history background check
  • UCSB is a Tobacco-Free environment


Special Instructions:
For full consideration, please include a resume and a cover letter as part of your application.

Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties:

1. 50 Percent (Daily) - Financial Operations: Under the direction of the Business Officer, the Financial Manager is responsible for the coordination of the fiscal operations for the Environmental Studies Program. Performs financial, budget, and accounting processing, including but not limited to: all funding sources from state funds to private gifts, endowments. Is responsible for the financial administration of contract and grant awards.

Tracks financial data through Box Fileshare, Espresso, Gateway, FlexCard allocation module, and the campus Data Warehouse, among other systems. Researches and compiles information, prepares reports and summaries of data, and updates databases and internal spreadsheets. Organizes data for financial forecasting.

In collaboration with the Business Officer, provides consultation, advice, and resolution on a wide variety of programmatic, administrative, and financial issues from financial policy to personnel matters. Meets regularly with the Business Officer and financial team to review budgetary priorities and commitments. Provides input toward maintaining efficiency and accuracy of financial transactions and operations.

Works closely with campus offices such as Business and Financial Services, College of Letters and Science, Human Resources, Cashiers Office, Enterprise Technology Services, as well as off campus vendors. Serves as back up for the Business Officer in all matters of financial policy. Provides input and recommendations on all financial management matters in the Environmental Studies Program. Ensures proper back up documentation is in compliance with UC policies, including federal, state, and local guidelines.

2. 30 Percent (Daily) - Payroll and Personnel: Responsible for employment processing and payroll transactions for all career staff, temporary/continuing lecturers, and ladder faculty appointments for the Environmental Studies Program. Responsible for Payroll Personnel System (PPS) entries for all employees. Serves as a Kronos Manager in the Kronos Timekeeping System. Audits and signs off on biweekly and Monthly timecards. Notifies employees of payroll deadlines. Processes multiple payroll cycles (biweekly, monthly, mid-month to mid-month MO pay period) and downloads summary reports from Kronos to reconcile against the general ledger. Is responsible for interpreting and conveying policy and procedural changes and updates to staff, faculty, lecturers, and other stakeholders as needed. Independently provides consultation, advice, and resolution to a wide variety of payroll and personnel issues to Career Staff, Ladder Faculty, and Lecturers.

3. 10 Percent (Weekly) - Financial Services: Provides assistance to Staff and Faculty regarding accounting procedures and policy in areas that include purchasing, payroll, gift administration, accounts payable, and personnel.

The Financial Manager is the Gateway eProcurement system administrator, reviews all requisitions for the Environmental Studies Program. Provides funding source information and is an ad hoc approver for requisitions when the Business Officer is unavailable. Processes purchase orders, vendor blanket agreements and contract agreements. Reviews reimbursement forms for adherence to policy and accuracy. Ensures payments are being processed using appropriate funding sources.

Reviews travel (including foreign and domestic), removal expenses, entertainment, form 5, and petty cash documents. Verifies that expenses are both allowable and approved by the Business Officer. References fund balances to ensure availability of funds. Consults with Business Officer on issues and works with faculty to address questions on allowable or unallowable expenses and works to find solutions to financial inquiries. Ensures proper back up documentation is in compliance with UC policies, including federal, state, and local guidelines.

Reviews and reconciles ledgers for the Environmental Studies Program using accounting databases along with appropriate invoices, purchase orders, transfers of funds and expenses, gifts, campus recharges, cash deposits, and miscellaneous items. Ensures that all proper back up documentation and approvals are in place for financial transactions.

4. 10 Percent (Monthly) - Financial Management Controls: Assists with auditing financial transactions for payment by verifying accuracy and adequate approval documentation. Ensures that the appropriate financial controls are addressed, maintained and strengthened.

In coordination with the Financial team, works on ensuring separation of duties and keeping proper financial controls in place. In coordination with the financial team, provides information to prepare financial reports to faculty on start-up funds, contracts and grants, and endowments. Carefully monitors these funding sources to ensure compliance with UC policies, including federal, state, and local guidelines.

Tracks financial commitments from MLPS Dean, the College of Letters & Science, and other entities. Ensures financial commitments are followed through via transfer of funds or transfer of expense. Works with Business Officer on cost recovery of financial commitments from various entities across campus. Prepares the Environmental Studies Program for end of fiscal year close and carry forward exercises at the conclusion of the fiscal year.

Collaborates with the Business Officer to implement new financial systems and procedures this includes but is not limited to: Peoplesoft, UC Path, Career Tracks, and GUS. Coordinates with the Business Officer and Financial Analyst on preparing accounts for fiscal close. Maintains an accurate filing system.

5. 10 Percent (Quarterly) - Event Management: Assists with event planning throughout the year for the Environmental Studies Program including faculty recruitment visits, guest speakers, Manley Lecture Series, Darcy Aston Speaker Series ES Awards/Commencement Ceremony and other programmatic events.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
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 veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. *Reasonable Accommodations The University of California endeavors to make https://jobs.ucsb.edu accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Katherine Abad in Human Resources at 805-893-4664 or email katherine.abad@hr.ucsb.edu. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Privacy Notification Statement:
The State of California Information Practices Act of 1977 (effective July 1978) requires the University to provide the following information to individuals who are asked to supply information about themselves: Application: The principal purpose for requesting information on the Application is for applicant-tracking purposes and to collect applicant contact information. Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Data Form: Information furnished on this form is requested by UCSB's Affirmative Action Office. The University of California, Santa Barbara is a Federal contractor and, therefore, must comply with Affirmative Action regulations issued pursuant to Executive Order 11246, Federal Revised Order No. 4, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. Furnishing the information on this form is voluntary. There is no penalty for not completing this form. The offices responsible for maintaining the information supplied on this form are the UCSB Human Resources Office and the Affirmative Action Office. GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) STATEMENT FOR PERSONS IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA: As part of our commitment to protecting your privacy, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Privacy Statement ("Privacy Statement") is designed to provide you, as a person in the European Economic Area, with information regarding the types of personal information that the University of California’s Human Resources departments and offices collect about you. The Privacy Statement can be found at: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/gdpr.html.nformation supplied on this form are the UCSB Human Resources Office and the Affirmative Action Office.

Notice of Availability of the UCSB Annual Security Report: 
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" (Clery Act), UCSB publishes an Annual Security Report to provide information regarding campus safety and security policies, crime statistics, and resources to current and prospective students and employees. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes reported to Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property, and on public property adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes campus policies concerning crime prevention, crime reporting, alcohol and drug use, sexual and interpersonal violence, student discipline, and other matters. To access the Annual Security Report, visit www.police.ucsb.edu/asr. A copy of this report may also be requested by contacting the UCSB Police Department (call 805-893-3446 or visit 574 Public Safety Bldg., Santa Barbara, CA 93106 during business hours). To learn more about the Clery Act and CSA duties and reporting requirements, please visit www.police.ucsb.edu/clery-act.

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