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UCLA Division of Life Sciences– Assistant Teaching Professor for the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Curriculum

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor
Salary range: $74,600-$97,200
Review timeline: Review of applications will begin March 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by March 15, 2024.

Application Window

Open date: February 6, 2024

Next review date: Friday, Mar 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date.

Position description

As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, and building on a decade of hiring faculty who are committed to supporting the success of the diverse undergraduate student population at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the Division of Life Sciences, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department, and the Life Science Education Department invites applicants for an Assistant Teaching Professor. The successful candidate will employ and conduct research on inclusive teaching practices and effective mentoring of diverse student populations. The candidate should have discipline expertise in a topic related to Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or Animal Behavior. Their primary teaching responsibility will include instruction in the introductory courses for Life Sciences majors, specifically LS7B (Genetics, Evolution, & Ecology); they will also teach and develop an upper division course in Ecology, Evolution, or Behavior.

An Assistant Teaching Professor is a full-time faculty position with potential security of employment akin to tenure and are full members of the Academic Senate. Teaching Professors' expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education and scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching pedagogy. They are evaluated on these criteria, in order of importance: (1) teaching excellence, (2) professional and/or scholarly achievement and activity, and (3) university and public service.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the mission of excellence in the Life Science Division at UCLA, and we are committed to creating and fostering an environment in which all of our researchers, students, staff, and faculty experience a sense of belonging and thrive. We strongly encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and other individuals who are underrepresented in the field, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. UCLA offers a diverse campus community and is a leader in advancing strategies to diversify its faculty. This includes recent initiatives such as the Mentor Professor Initiative, Rising to the Challenge, Hispanic-Serving Institution initiative, and Native American/Pacific Islander Bruins Rising. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling, and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website, https://apo.ucla.edu/faculty-career-development/work-life-balance. The EEB and LS Core Education Departments are committed to addressing the family needs of employees, including dual career couples and single parents. We also welcome applications from candidates who have followed non-traditional career paths.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in a Ecology and Evolution or a related field. Candidates must also have experience in teaching undergraduates and the ability to teach Genetics, Evolution and Ecology in the Life Science Biology Curriculum. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. The posted UC salary scales, https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t1-l.pdf, set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. The salary range for this position is $74,600-$97,200. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. See campus compensation page for additional information.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by March 15, 2024.

To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), and statements focused on each of the following three topics: teaching, research, and contributions to diversity. Each of the three statements can be up to two pages in length and should summarize the candidate's prior accomplishments and future plans. In addition, candidates may submit up to three unpublished items documenting their accomplishments in inclusive teaching (e.g., instructional materials developed by the candidate, summaries of student evaluations, links to on-line instructional videos, etc.). Candidates should also provide contact information for three referees who can speak to the candidate's qualifications for the position. All materials should be submitted to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09153.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• PhD in Ecology and/or Evolutionary Biology, or related field
• Experience in teaching undergraduates

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. including a list of publications.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Statement can be up to two pages in length and should summarize your prior accomplishments and future plans.

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement can be up to two pages in length and should summarize your prior accomplishments and future plans.

  • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

    Statement can be up to two pages in length and should summarize your prior accomplishments and future plans.

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Include contact information for three recommenders. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date from applicants who progress to a later stage of review.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09153

Help contact: ssanchez@lifesci.ucla.edu

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government 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.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA