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Assistant Teaching Professor in Neurobiology

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Application Window

Open date: November 5th, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The Division of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track teaching faculty position at the Assistant level. The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate courses for biology majors, including lab courses in Neurobiology. Candidates with research backgrounds in any subfield of biology will be considered. We are particularly interested in candidates with significant experience in neuroscience or a related field and/or in fostering equity and inclusion and student success in undergraduate science education programs. In addition to teaching and service, the incumbent will also advance science education at UCSD and beyond through professional activities such as conducting and disseminating pedagogical research in science teaching methodologies.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. This is where discovery comes to life.

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to excellence and creativity in research and scholarship, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students or faculty in the sciences, or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will commence December 1, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.

Further details about the required application material can be found at: http://biology.ucsd.edu/jobs/apply-lrf-lsoe.html

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree
  • Commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Excellence and creativity in research and scholarship
  • Commitment to or have created programs that improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - Describe prior teaching experience and teaching philosophy, 1 page maximum

  • Statement of Science Professional Activities in Science Education - Current or proposed professional activities advancing science education beyond UCSD (e.g. science education research), 1 page maximum

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/faculty-expectations.html. for more information.

  • COVID Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.
    (Optional)

  • Publication 1

  • Publication 2

  • Publication 3

  • Publication 3 (Optional)

  • Publication 5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02972

Help contact: kjgraves@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego 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, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA