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Assistant Director (Undergraduate Research Center - Sciences)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Director

Application Window

Open date: July 21st, 2021

Last review date: Sunday, Aug 22, 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: Thursday, Sep 30, 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

Under the supervision of the Undergraduate Research Center (URC)-Sciences Director, the Assistant Director is the primary manager and advisor for five undergraduate research and training programs: the Biomedical Sciences Enrichment Program (BISEP: a full time 6-week research training program for underrepresented students), the Clare Boothe Luce Scholars (a two year program for women in physical sciences and engineering), i2URP (a two year program for students interested in research careers that includes quarterly journal clubs), UC LEADS ( a UC-wide two year program for first generation physical sciences and engineering students) and the Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research or SPUR. The Assistant Director teaches the seminars focused on leadership and science communication for UC LEADS students. Teaching duties also includes a summer writing workshop series for SPUR, and molecular biology lectures and laboratory curriculum design and implementation for BISEP. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with staff to plan and implement campus events that showcase undergraduate research and promote research entry on the campus. Ultimately, the focus of this position is to support research experiences for undergraduates, including outreach, counseling and management of introductory and advanced research opportunities. Some grant writing and program assessment is required.

A doctoral degree in the sciences and post-doctoral research experience are essential. University-level teaching experience required. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience in student mentoring. We are looking for someone with the ability to work collegially with faculty and staff; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent written and presentation skills.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position salary range is $72,015 to $75,542.

Position remains open until filled. This is a full-time (100% time) position, with a projected September 2021 start date.

By August 20, 2021, interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter of application that specifically addresses the position's responsibilities and the required/preferred qualifications stated above, a current CV, a statement of interest in undergraduate research, a statement of experience in teaching, and the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, through the UCLA Academic Recruit portal: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF06708/

Applicants may upload the reference letters directly to the job application in the UCLA Academic Recruit system, or may provide the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of the references; the UCLA Academic Recruit system will send emails to individuals whose contact information was provided, requesting submission of the reference letter for the applicant. Regardless of the reference submission method used, all three letters of reference must be received by the closing date for the application to be considered complete.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

To apply, please click here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/recruitments/JPF06708/

Information about the Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences can be viewed at: http://sciences.ugresearch.ucla.edu/

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    A doctoral degree in the sciences and post-doctoral research experience are essential.

    University-level teaching experience required.

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 Interest / Experience in Undergraduate Research

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Please submit 3 letters or recommendation.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06708

Help contact: zkim@college.ucla.edu

Campus Information

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA