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2021-22 Instructor Pool for the Biomedical Research Minor

Application Window

Open date: March 23rd, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Apr 26, 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 22, 2022 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

Biomedical Research Minor

DESCRIPTION: Full-time/part-time lecturer positions available for the UCLA Minor in Biomedical Research, an interdisciplinary minor housed within the Division of Life Sciences. The Minor is designed to give motivated students the opportunity to incorporate life science research into their college education as early as possible, and to provide a comprehensive training environment for their scientific development. We seek an individual with a strong background in biomedical research and a passion for undergraduate education.

DUTIES: Provide instruction and participate in innovative course development for lower division courses and/or upper division seminar courses, and assist in direct mentorship of undergraduate researchers. For examples of our pedagogy, please see Call et al. (2007) Genetics 177: 689-697 and Clark et al. (2009) PLoS Biology 7(12), e1000264.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in a molecular or cellular life science discipline; experience in undergraduate teaching at a university level; demonstrated skill in teaching undergraduate research-based laboratories at a university level or ability to conduct undergraduate seminars based on current biomedical research; experience mentoring undergraduate students in issues related to biomedical research. Experience with innovative teaching methodologies essential. Must have ability to develop and lead inquiry-based laboratory courses. Experience with genetic model systems highly preferred.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Fall 2021, Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 quarters.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications will be considered until all positions are filled

Los Angeles, CA

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

Applicants should submit their materials on-line

As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring under-represented demographics in the sciences. 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 (

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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