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.


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)

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.