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Tenure or Tenure-Track Teaching Faculty Position - Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 18th, 2018
Last review date: November 18th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
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.

Description

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure or tenure-track faculty position as a Lecturer with (Potential) Security of Employment, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The Department is looking for exceptional individuals with particular emphasis in the area of undergraduate molecular and cellular biology education.

Responsibilities of teaching faculty include teaching lower and upper division undergraduate courses, mentorship of undergraduate, and potentially graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities. They will also play a prominent role in biology education research, working with other faculty to develop, implement and assess innovative pedagogical initiatives. Faculty in this title are members of the Academic Senate, with benefits and privileges that parallel the professor track. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a biology discipline, preferably with postdoctoral training in molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, or STEM education research at the time of application. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas: teaching large undergraduate classes; use of evidence-based teaching practices; use of modern instructional technology; ability to develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations; conducting STEM education research. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative activity, and will be able to contribute to the improvement of the undergraduate experience in the department and division. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Description of research experience (Optional)
• Statement of teaching philosophy and plans for pedagogical research
• Teaching evaluations, sample syllabus, etc. (Optional)
• Names/contact information for 3-5 references who will upload letters directly to UC Recruit

Applications received by November 18, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01343

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: https://www.mcdb.ucsb.edu/

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Plans for Pedagogical Research

  • Description of Research Experience (Optional)

  • Miscellaneous: Teaching Evaluations, Sample Syllabus, Etc. (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

How to apply

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  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information
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