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Assistant Teaching Professor: Neurobiology (10-761)

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Neurobiology

Description:
The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego, Section of Neurobiology, invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position. Faculty in the Teaching Professor series are Academic Senate members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, as well as the scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching methods. This appointment can lead to tenure and is comparable to an assistant professorship. This person’s primary teaching responsibility will be undergraduate physiology lecture courses—human, comparative, and exercise—at both introductory and advanced levels and, on an as needed basis, physiology lab courses and lower division introductory lab courses. Biology Course Catalog. The incumbent will also be expected to advance science education by such activities as developing a research program in science teaching, initiating new teaching methods or new courses, or by participating in writing a textbook or on-line teaching materials. As a member of the Division of Biological Sciences educational leadership team, the incumbent will provide academic guidance, leadership and innovation for the Division's undergraduate programs. In this context, the incumbent is expected to initiate and/or participate in the development of grant applications for improving undergraduate education.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within faculty, staff, and student body.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology (or related field) and have demonstrated a dedication to teaching and educational leadership. Candidates should have experience in--or the potential for--building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service.

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • Substantial breadth of biological knowledge and biology training, as evidenced by a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology (or related field) and scholarly activity such as postdoctoral experience, publications, and experience in successful grant writing, to demonstrate preparation to teach college courses focused on physiology;
  • Significant university-level teaching experience, demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate level, and experience in teaching large introductory biology courses is preferred;
  • Ability to successfully address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including identifying and or developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education;
  • Excellent communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external colleagues;
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying instructional strategies that are rooted in results from modern research on the science of learning;
  • Ability to link insights from the study of learning to the practice of teaching and to engage in and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • Ability to provide--or potential for providing--educational leadership by supporting the transformation of introductory biology courses to emphasize core concepts and computational thinking, problem solving, and the development of critical thinking skills.
Salary Information:

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Closing Date:
Applications received by July 1, 2014 will be assured of consideration. Applicants must submit the materials listed below.

Materials to Submit: 
(required in order to be considered for the position)

  • CV and cover letter
  • Statement of current and proposed teaching (not to exceed 4 pages)
  • Statement of current and proposed science education research (not to exceed 4 pages)
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 3 recent publications
  • Statement summarizing past experience, leadership and/or contributions in fostering equity and diversity (or potential to make contributions in the field)
  • 3-5 references

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System:

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Assistant or Associate Professor: Neurobiology (10-626)

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences – Section of Neurobiology

Description:
The Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Neurobiology, invites applications for a tenure-track position, particularly at the level of Associate Professor with tenure, with a strong research emphasis on molecular and cellular mechanisms of neural circuit development, function, or dysfunction. Candidates using any experimental animal are welcome to apply. The highly interactive Section of Neurobiology at UCSD is looking for a colleague who will bring novel approaches, either technical or conceptual, to their study of brain function. Although not a requirement, candidates who can establish strong ties to the new Center for Brain Activity Mapping initiative at UCSD will be given particular attention.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. This is where discovery comes to life.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Preference will be given to scholars with demonstrated excellence and creativity in research, scholarship, and a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education.  Read more information about initiatives to promote diversity in the Division. This position is part of a multi-year faculty hiring program at junior and senior levels.

Salary/Stipend Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and based upon University of California pay scales.

Procedure to Apply:
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions, 3-5 publications, and contact information for 3-5 references. 

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System.

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Position Closing Date:
Completed applications received by October 15, 2013 will be assured of consideration.

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity.