Whether you are looking for a new job opportunity at UC Santa Barbara, a career growth opportunity or other career change on campus, UC Santa Barbara offers a wide range of job opportunities as a leading public research university and the largest employer in Santa Barbara County. UC Santa Barbara is a campus like no other with its breathtaking campus views, intellectual vitality, cultural atmosphere, and positive and enriching work environment. Discover why UC Santa Barbara is where beauty meets brilliance.


#1 Best Place to Work

The Santa Barbara Independent's "Best of Santa Barbara Readers' Poll" recognized UC Santa Barbara as the best place to work for the last four years in a row.

Working at UC means being part of this vibrant institution that shines a light on what is possible. Together, we are helping to shape the quality of life for people throughout California and around the world. No other university does as much for so many.

People are what make UC great. UC strives to take good care of its employees and their families with good benefits, a stimulating and supportive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

Read about what makes UC Santa Barbara a compelling place to live, work and learn.

Our Mission

The University of California, Santa Barbara is a leading research institution that also provides a comprehensive liberal arts learning experience. Teaching and research go hand-in-hand at UC Santa Barbara. Our students are full participants in an educational journey of discovery that stimulates independent thought, critical reasoning, and creativity. Our academic community of faculty, students, and staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our multicultural and global society. All of this takes place within a living and learning environment like no other, as we draw inspiration from the beauty and resources of our extraordinary location at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Benefits of Belonging

Outstanding benefits are among the many rewards of working for UC. We offer a full range of health and retirement savings plans, including a generous pension plan. UC’s benefits are recognized as being among the best available, representing as much as 40 percent of your total annual compensation depending on your type of appointment.


The value of UC employment goes beyond your salary alone. As a UC employee, you enjoy a full range of affordable benefits, services and programs.

We have a variety of employee groups at UCSB, including numerous Collective Bargaining Units. Pay rates for each collective bargaining unit are determined through systemwide bargaining and negotiations, while pay rates for unrepresented employees are determined by University management. Pay at the University can be affected by numerous factors such as funding increases and decreases, a department's ability to pay, market pressures, recruitment and retention issues, policy and practice, and collective bargaining negotiations, just to name a few.

Ultimately, the University strives to compensate all employees fairly and equitably.