Assistant Teaching Professor in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (Lecturer PSOE)

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California (US)
Salary and benefits package included
February 25 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Teaching Professor in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (Lecturer PSOE)

As outlined in the UCI Recruit job listing  (

You are invited to apply for the post of Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at UC Irvine. Teaching Professor Faculty are full members of the Academic Senate. Advancement in this series is based on excellence in teaching, research in your specific discipline and/or pedagogy, and service. You will contribute to the undergraduate teaching mission of the department, in part by teaching in the core microbiology lecture and lab courses. You can also develop new and innovative lab and/or lecture courses. We expect that you will play a prominent role in biology education research, working with teaching and research faculty to develop, implement and assess innovative pedagogical initiatives.

The School is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, offering support for the development of courses that incorporate evidence-based teaching practices, active learning strategies, and technologies that facilitate student engagement. The School is recognized as a national leader in increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities in the biomedical sciences ( and is firmly committed to the ideals of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Collaborative and interdisciplinary research is highly valued. We offer career partners program to meet the needs of dual-career academic partners, subsidized faculty and staff housing and a Mortgage Origination Program to facilitate the purchase of a home in the area. UC Irvine is located 10 minutes from the coast, and the city of Irvine is home to excellent parks, schools, and recreational facilities.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

You are an outstanding scientist who holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology or a broadly related discipline, and who has innovative ideas for implementing and assessing evidence-based improvements to classroom and laboratory instruction. A teaching record at the university level is required (even if not specifically in Microbiology). Candidates with postdoctoral training and/or prior education research experience are preferred. Experience in any of the following areas is particularly sought:

• teaching large undergraduate classes
• applying evidence-based teaching practices including active learning and/or course-based undergraduate research experiences
• using modern instructional technology
• developing effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations

Information on the department is available at

The position will be open until filled. Review of applications will begin March 25, 2019. Applications completed by April 19, 2019 will be granted full consideration. For application instructions, and to apply for the position, please go to Criteria for the research, teaching, and diversity statements are provided below:

Research Statement (3 pages).
This statement should:

  1. Detail the candidate’s specific area of expertise, with a description of their contributions to the field.
  2. Provide a detailed plan of their future education research program, and how this program might be leveraged to obtain extramural funding.
  3. Indicate how the candidate’s research program will synergize with the research environment at UCI.

Teaching Statement (3 pages).
For guidelines on how to prepare a reflective teaching statement please see This statement should:

  1. Indicate the candidate’s teaching experiences to date, including experience with teaching/lecturing to undergraduates/graduate students, or other populations, as well as their areas of interest. This should also include mentorship that they have given to others in the line of research or outreach activities.
  2. Detail the candidate’s teaching approaches and philosophies, as to how they will engage in effective teaching strategies.
  3. Provide evidence of effectiveness of previous teaching.

Diversity Statement (1 page).
The UC Statement on Diversity is available at: The applicant’s diversity statement will help us evaluate both their past contributions to diversity, as well as their potential to impact the diversity mission of UC Irvine. This statement should:

  1. Indicate how the candidate has demonstrated awareness of the issues faced by historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged groups and the benefits of a diverse and inclusive faculty.
  2. Provide evidence of the candidate’s track record and success in activities aimed at reducing barriers in education or research for underrepresented or disadvantaged groups.
  3. Detail specific plans to contribute through campus programs, new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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