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Academic Coordinator II – Biology Instructional Laboratory Program Administrator

The Division of Biological Sciences (www.biology.ucsd.edu) seeks an outstanding educator for the position of Academic Coordinator II, who will serve as the Instructional Laboratory Program Administrator. All candidates must have earned a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in Biology or related field and be committed to supporting teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. 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. The Academic Coordinator provides formal supervision of the Instructional Lab Manager and indirectly supervises ten career staff employees. This position may be expected to teach undergraduate courses such as Introductory Biology Lab and Recombinant DNA Techniques, on occasion.

Candidates with high level administrative management experience and relevant university teaching experience are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in developing and updating laboratory curricula that address the evolving needs of the life sciences curriculum; demonstrated excellence in academic administration; and 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 increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

Primary responsibilities of the Academic Coordinator include administration and management of the complex, high throughput year-round Instructional Lab Program in the Division of Biological Sciences and is significantly involved in the development and direction of the Divisional teaching lab program. The Academic Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing programs as well as embodying principles that create and sustain a culture of inclusion and to support our collective goal of ensuring that students remain on a positive academic trajectory while enrolled at UC San Diego as Biology Majors.

The Academic Coordinator is also responsible for assuring overall smooth operation of lab courses by: maximizing efficient use of lab space; providing resource management and fiscal oversight; and, assuring availability of and access to adequate instructional technology. The incumbent serves as the liaison to other outside groups wishing to use teaching lab facilities during the summer months. Each quarter there are typically 10 to 12 courses with a total of approximately 1600 students enrolled.

The incumbent is responsible for oversight of UC Laboratory Safety Policies in the teaching labs. The Academic Coordinator will serve as a standing member of the Division of Biological Sciences Education Committee.

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • High-level planning, analytical, leadership and management skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community and corporate partners.
  • Experience in hiring and supervising staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage large and complex budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Exceptionally strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively to plan, implement, lead, manage, and evaluate projects.
  • Exceptionally strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ph.D. in biology or related field.
  • University-level teaching experience is desired.

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.

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

Completed applications received by October 8, 2021 will be assured of consideration.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02847

Applications must include:

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).

Lecturer (JPF02823)

Hiring Unit

Division of Biological Sciences

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), Cellular and Molecular Biology (BILD 1, BIMM 100 and BICD 110), 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.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or related field completed by the date of appointment, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates with research or college-level teaching experience relevant to the course(s) to which they are applying to teach areas are preferred. 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.

Apply for Lecturer (Job #JPF02533)

The initial application review date is October 15, 2021. The position will be open until filled.

We are especially interested in recruiting candidates committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education, and who will make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports that commitment. Knowledge and/or demonstrated ability to address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including effective teaching strategies for the advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education is an asset. Instructors for the Division are encouraged to use instructional strategies tied to contemporary research on the science of teaching and learning (i.e. evidence-based teaching).

Appointees must comply with Division instructions, deadlines and policies regarding course scheduling, and may need 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.

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

UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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.