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Lecturer (Job #JPF01080)

Hiring Unit:

Division of Biological Sciences

Recruitment Period:

Open April 25, 2016 through January 31, 2017
First review date: June 1, 2015
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee


The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego has multiple openings for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18). Courses may include undergraduate lower and upper division lectures in the areas of Physiology (BILD 2, BIPN 100 and BIPN 102), Metabolic (BIBC 102) and Structural Biochemistry (BIBC 100), Cell Biology (BILD 1 and/or BICD 110), Molecular Biology (BIMM 100), Neurobiology (most BIPN courses), and Genetics (BICD 100). Lab courses include Recombinant DNA Techniques (BIMM 101), Biochemical Techniques (BIBC 103), and Microbiology (BIMM 121). The full list of courses offered by the Division of Biological Sciences can be found in the online course catalog.

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:

We are seeking applicants with a Ph.D. in Biology or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, with research experience relevant to the course(s) to which they are applying to teach. Applicants with teaching experience are preferred; experience can be as a teaching assistant. Appointments may be full or part time, for 1, 2, or 3 quarters in duration, and may commence as early as September 2016. In the application, specify the courses or academic area(s) for which you are qualified to teach. We are especially interested in recruiting candidates committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and who will make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports that commitment.

Salary Information:

Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scale.

Position Closing Date:

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Procedure to Apply:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System: Apply for Lecturer (Job #JPF01080)

Applications must include:

  • CV and Cover Letter
  • Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, experience, and proposal for teaching
  • Diversity statement describing your experience, contributions, or potential to make contributions to foster diversity and equity (For further information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html
  • 3 references
  • Evaluations for courses taught (if applicable)

AA-EOE: The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.