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Temporary Lecturer - Biochemistry Teaching Laboratory Instructor - Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Position overview

Position title: Unit 18 Temporary Lecturer

Application Window

Open date: September 22, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Jan 13, 2023 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: Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 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 DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY within the School of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego seeks to establish a pool of outstanding instructors for undergraduate courses in all areas of chemistry with particular interest in biochemistry laboratory instruction.

Pending budgetary approval, one or more non tenure -track lectureships may become available. All areas of chemistry and biochemistry will be considered. Appointments may be 1 or more quarters based on departmental needs. The 9-month salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale.

Subsequent applications will be reviewed periodically as teaching needs arise.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Applicants must have or be a candidate for a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field, and have outstanding teaching experience.

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

Ph.D. candidates may apply; however, the Ph.D. must be awarded prior to the start of the teaching quarter in order for an offer of employment to be made.

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level in the area of biochemistry. Additionally, applicants must have prior research experience , two supportive letters of references, strong record of mentorship, teaching experience in both lecture and laboratory-based settings, and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are highly desirable .

Application Requirements

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

  • Recent Teaching Evaluations - Teaching evaluations from up to four recent teaching experiences, including comprehensive set of comments from students. Evaluations should come from large class if available . (Please include a legend to help interpret the scale and rubric for evaluation.) If not available, upload a letter of reference on your teaching ability.

  • Statement of Teaching - 1-page teaching statement.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement describing past and/or ongoing contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Sample Syllabi - At least one and up to three. Additional syllabi or other documents can be added through miscellaneous/additional documents (optional).

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 0-2 letters of reference required

Candidates new to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry should provide at least 2 letters of recommendation.

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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, California