Instructional Openings


Lecturer (Job #JPF02204)

Hiring Unit:

Division of Biological Sciences

Initial Applicant Review:

The first review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019.

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego has occasional openings for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) throughout the academic year. Courses in which lecturers are typically needed include undergraduate lower and upper division lecture courses 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), Genetics (BICD 100), and Microbiology (BIMM 120). Lab courses include Introductory Biology Lab (BILD 4), Recombinant DNA Techniques (BIMM 101), Biochemical Techniques (BIBC 103), Animal Physiology Lab (BIPN 105) and Microbiology Lab (BIMM 121). The full list of courses offered by the Division of Biological Sciences can be found in the online course catalog.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

We are seeking applicants with a Ph.D. in Biology or related field completed by the date of appointment, or equivalent combination of education and experience, with research experience relevant to the course(s) to which they are applying to teach.

Applicants with prior college level teaching experience are strongly preferred; experience can be as a teaching assistant. Applicants must provide contact information for at least one reference.

Appointees must comply with Division instructions, deadlines and policies regarding course scheduling, and are expected to be flexible with regards to the scheduling of their classes to accommodate the limited space availability for classrooms during standard business hours. Appointments may be full or part time, for 1, 2, or 3 quarters in duration. In the application, specify the courses or academic area(s) in 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.

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.

Salary Information:

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

Position Closing Date:

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled through June 30, 2020.

Procedure to Apply:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System at Apply for Lecturer (Job #JPF02204)

Applications must include:

  • CV and Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, experience, and proposal for teaching.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process. Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • 1-6 references required (contact information only)
  • Most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available) if you have teaching experience (Optional)

Student Programs Coordinator - Academic Coordinator

Hiring Unit:

Division of Biological Sciences

Application Review:

Completed applications received by December 2, 2019 will be assured of consideration. We are seeking a candidate who will ideally be available to start in Winter or Spring 2020.

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego seeks an Academic Coordinator, who will lead initiatives in the area of assessment, student success, improvement of our cultural climate, and overall program improvement. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Biology or related field, and be committed to supporting student success in an undergraduate Biology degree program serving a diverse student population. The Academic Coordinator series is an academic appointment. Appointees in this series are not members of the Academic Senate and the appointment does not lead to tenure.

Over 20% of UCSD undergraduates, a total of >5,000 students, are majoring in Biological Sciences (one of seven majors described at https://biology.ucsd.edu/education/undergrad/maj-min/majors/fall19-later/index.html). We serve a diverse student population that includes approximately 20% transfer students. We offer approximately 250 classes per year with a combined total of ~30,000 enrollments, serving both majors and non-majors. Our faculty are organized into four academic Sections spanning the biological sciences; nearly 150 instructors teach courses in our program each year.

Primary responsibilities of the Student Programs Coordinator (Academic Coordinator) will include: partnering with instructors teaching in the Division of Biological Sciences to develop and administer assessments measuring student achievement of core competencies and readiness to succeed in gateway courses; analysis of data gathered from such assessments; coordinating and contributing to efforts to act on assessment outcomes to improve our program and provide targeted support for at-risk students; keeping abreast of best practices in the area of program assessment and student success including maintaining a close partnership with leaders of related initiatives in other units at UCSD; creating and leading initiatives aimed at improving the cultural climate for diverse student subpopulations in our program; coordinating and supporting new academic programs we are developing as part of UCSD’s Strategic Academic Program Development initiative.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

Candidates with substantial experience in college-level biology teaching and data analysis skills are encouraged to apply. Experience with assessment of educational programs and/or academic administration is also valued, as is experience leading programs enhancing success and persistence in undergraduate STEM degree programs. Candidates must demonstrate in their application a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to promote success and reduce achievement gaps for underrepresented and first generation college students in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

The successful candidate is expected to have the following skills, abilities, knowledge and experience:

  • Understanding of the educational and cultural needs of diverse student subpopulations, and a demonstrated commitment to inclusion in educational programs
  • Excellent communication skills and cross-cultural abilities needed to maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of faculty, students, and other campus colleagues
  • Experience or strong interest in assessment of student achievement of learning goals at both course and program levels, and identification of barriers to student success
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to provide educational leadership aimed broadly at program improvement through proactive interaction with faculty and students throughout the Division of Biological Sciences
  • Substantial breadth of knowledge in biology as evidenced by a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in biology (or a related field)
  • Demonstrated expertise in analysis of large datasets including use of statistical methods
  • Demonstrated success in undergraduate, college-level teaching in the field of biology (which may be as a TA, tutor or coach)
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills

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.

Salary Information:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Procedure to Apply:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System at Apply for Student Programs Coordinator - Academic Coordinator

Applications must include:

  • CV and Cover Letter
  • Statement outlining your experience related to the expectations and job responsibilities outlined above. Please address every bullet point on the list of expected skills, abilities, knowledge and experience.
  • 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)
  • 3-4 references
  • Evaluations for up to five courses taught or supported as TA, tutor or coach

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.