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Lecturer for Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology - MCD BIO 138: Developmental biology

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 15th, 2021

Last review date: Sunday, Feb 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

DESCRIPTION
Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
LECTURER, Developmental Biology

Position: The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology seeks a dynamic instructor to teach an upper division undergraduate level Developmental Biology course for the upcoming 2021 spring quarter. The course:

• Introduces students to the exciting field of developmental biology.
• Provides understanding of fundamental molecular mechanisms and cellular activities guiding the formation of complex organisms from single unfertilized eggs.
• Examines development of model organisms to understand conserved nature of developmental decisions across the animal kingdom and the distinct features that lead to diversification of animal shape and form during evolution.
• Provides understanding of origin and roles of stem and progenitor cells in development and maintenance of specific organ systems. Roles of cell shape change, cell death, proliferation, and migration in generating shape of embryo, organs, and tissues.
• Examines mechanisms by which cells become different from and communicate with one another to coordinate their activities in time and space in the embryo. Special emphasis on experimental approaches used to address these fundamental questions that determine how organized tissues and organs are formed and maintained throughout life of organism.

DUTIES: Teach lecture course on developmental biology. Plan and coordinate discussion activities for multiple sections of courses; supervise course teaching assistants; manage the acquisition and maintenance of course materials; create and administer exams; and maintain office hours.

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering preferred. Experience teaching cell/developmental biology, molecular genetics or evolution/ecology preferred. Research in developmental biology not required but desirable. Commitment to keeping this course agile, changing and updating material as needed.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Spring 2021 quarter.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications will be considered until position is filled.

JOB LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA

REQUIREMENTS
DOCUMENTS
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. (Required)
Cover Letter (Required)
Statement of Teaching (Required)
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Required)

Application: Applicants should submit their materials on-line https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF06100.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Job location

Los Angeles, CA