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Duties: Develop and teach new courses in imaging and microscopy and teach lecture courses on various topics in molecular, cell, and developmental biology, as well as other topics as needed at the undergraduate level. Plan and coordinate discussion activities for multiple sections of courses; supervise course teaching assistants; manage the acquisition and maintenance of course materials; supervise student projects; and maintain office hours. Participate in research and service as appropriate. Oversee a state-of-the-art microscope and imaging facility recently established by the Department in partnership with the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center. The successful candidate will be expected to play a significant role in the development of competent microscopy users in the new facility.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences, demonstrated experience in undergraduate teaching at the university level; experience with laboratory instruction in the biological sciences and extensive experience in light microscopic imaging, using fluorescence reporters including time lapse imaging and image reconstruction. Skills in scientific writing and grantsmanship are highly desired. Level of appointment and salary commensurate with qualifications, experience and duties.

Application: Applicants should submit their materials on-line to including curriculum vitae, cover letter which should include the 1) topics most comfortable/experienced teaching and if relevant, mention specific courses from the UCLA general catalog and 2) if interested in academic year or summer teaching or both), written statement of teaching interests and background, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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