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Instructional Openings

Lecturer in Biological Sciences

Job Description

The School 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), Microbiology Lab (BIMM 121), and Bioinformatics Lab (BIMM 143). The full list of courses offered by the School of Biological Sciences can be found in the online course catalog.

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 School 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 School 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 School 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.


All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Biology or related field (ABDs will be considered), or equivalent combination of education and 0.5 years of TA teaching experience, guest lecturing, teacher training or field work or expertise in a related area of research, including graduate and postdoctoral training.


A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $64,329-$181,015.

The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the UC salary scale table for the salary scale for this position.

Initial Review Date

Review of applications will commence November, 29 2023

Apply link: Lecturer in Biological Sciences Application

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.