Biological Sciences – Undergraduate Education Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment

University of California, Merced
Merced, California
August 20 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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University of California, Merced

Title: Biological Sciences – Undergraduate Education Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Assistant Teaching Professor)

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.


The Molecular Cell Biology Department in the School of Natural Sciences is seeking one new faculty member at the Assistant Teaching Professor (a.k.a. Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) in Biological Sciences, a position that in the University of California emphasizes teaching but otherwise parallels the tenure-track faculty series, including membership in the Academic Senate. Candidates in all areas of Biological Sciences and Biology Education are encouraged to apply, but in particular, we seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative teaching programs in foundational, introductory biology major courses, the quantitative analysis of biological data; design of introductory inquiry-based laboratory courses and upper division specialized course-based undergraduate research experiences in biological sciences; participate actively in the application and assessment of innovative inclusive pedagogy in the classroom and teach effectively at all undergraduate levels.

Qualifications: In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in biology or biology education, or a closely related field by the position start date; a strong record of teaching and mentorship and collaboration, publications in their fields; and, demonstrable interest in developing innovative teaching programs.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) a diversity statement; and, 6) three letter of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system).

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC Academic salary scales.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on Oct 2, 2018, with a final closing date of October 1, 2018.

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