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Life Sciences Core Lecturer Pool

Application Window

Open date: September 6, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Oct 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 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

The Life Sciences Core Education Department at UCLA maintains a pool of applicants for instructional lecturer positions. Percentage of employment will vary according to number of courses taught. Positions may be part-time or limited duration appointments not to exceed one year without a further competitive search. Appointments potentially can be extended following a favorable performance review after first year of lecturing appointment. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and pool will remain active for one year. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled.

The Life Sciences Core primary course offerings consist of:

LS 7A – Cell and Molecular Biology
LS 7B – Genetics, Evolution and Ecology
LS 7C – Physiology and Human Biology
LS 30A - Mathematics for Life Scientists
LS 30B - Mathematics for Life Scientists
LS 40 - Statistics for Life Sciences
LS 107 - Genetics

Duties: Teach lecture courses in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Ecology, Evolution, Physiology, Quantitative Biology, and Biostatistic, and other topics as needed; plan and coordinate discussion activities for multiple sections of courses; supervise course teaching assistants; maintain office hours; and attend instructor meetings.
Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences or related discipline; demonstrated experience in undergraduate teaching at the university level. Level of appointment and salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and duties.
Application: Applicants should submit their materials on-line to [I will enter the hyperlink once generated] including curriculum vitae, cover letter which should include 1) topics most comfortable/experienced teaching and if relevant, mention specific courses from the UCLA general catalog listed at https://www.lscore.ucla.edu/courses/#ls7a; 2) if interested in academic year and which quarters or summer teaching or both; 3) written statement of teaching interests and background; 4) statement of contributions to diversity; and 5) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

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 )

This position is represented by the University Council – American Federation of Teachers: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html. Internal applicants will be considered

for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences or related discipline; demonstrated experience in undergraduate teaching at the university level. Level of appointment and salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and duties.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • 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.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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

References will be contacted prior to extending a formal offer of employment.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07855

Help contact: ewells@lifesci.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.