Overview of Opportunities

Santa Barbara City College's faculty and staff are privileged to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world - "where the mountains meet the sea." In establishing a career at Santa Barbara City College, you will be joining an institution well known for its excellence and a progressive Human Resources program that values and promotes collegiality and full faculty and staff participation in the planning, decision making and governance of the College.

Santa Barbara City College recruits and hires for a number of full-time and part-time faculty positions each year in a wide variety of disciplines. Current divisions include Business, Health & Human Services, Technologies, Fine Arts (Media Arts emphasis), Fine Arts (Humanities emphasis), English, Social Sciences, School of Modern Languages, ESL, Cosmetology, Mathematics, Sciences, Physical Education/Athletics. Tenure track teaching vacancies are normally advertised in mid-December - January of each school year.

The College also employs a number of non-teaching support staff in a variety of positions, e.g. clerical/secretarial, facilities, fiscal services, food services, information technology, instructional support, student services, management and supervisory.

Please see List of Current Vacancies and how to apply for these positions. We have an online employment process which makes applying for a job easier for job seekers. Assistance with the online application process is available on campus or by phone to the Human Resources office during normal business hours. Public access computers are also available on campus at the Library Cyber Center, and the Cyber Center in the Campus Center. Any computer with internet access will allow you to reach the List of Current Vacancies and the online application. The direct address to the site is Career Opportunities


SBCC offers a competitive benefit program (see the Benefits Summary Page). Comprehensive benefits are available to all regular employees and their families. Available benefits include medical, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance. Employees are covered under the State Teachers Retirement System or the Public Employees Retirement System.

Professional Growth

SBCC has been a leader in innovation. To maintain this role, the College supports faculty and staff in continuing their professional development through a variety of professional development programs and activities such as sabbatical leaves, conference attendance, faculty grants, study abroad programs, Professional Growth Salary increments and several other programs of activities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SBCC has approximately 262 full time contract faculty members and 290 non-teaching classified employees. All positions are filled through a non-discrimination selection process that seeks to enhance the diversity of the faculty and staff by encouraging minorities and women to apply.