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Assistant Teaching Professor: Molecular Biology and Biology Education

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 14, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 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: Friday, Jun 30, 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 School of Biological Sciences (, Department of Molecular Biology, invites applications for a faculty position in Molecular Biology and Biology Education for a security of employment-track (tenure equivalent) position at the Assistant Teaching Professor (also referred to as Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment or LPSOE) level. Candidates must be committed to equity and inclusion in undergraduate and graduate education. The incumbent will join the educational leadership team for Introductory Biology Laboratory, a course-based undergraduate research experience on microbial biodiversity in the environment that serves about 2,000 students each year from many different communities and intersections of identities. In addition to contributing to the ongoing development of Introductory Biology Laboratory and teaching a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate courses, the incumbent will be expected to advance science education at UC San Diego and beyond through scholarly and creative activities, including but not limited to discipline-based education research, scholarship of teaching and learning, curriculum development and assessment, and educational outreach.

The School of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology including biology education. We have one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country with an M.S. program track in Biology Education Research, as well as a Ph.D. program in Mathematics and Science Education offered on campus. We are committed to academic excellence, and to enhancing access, inclusion and success of our diverse faculty, staff and students (;


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)
  • PhD or equivalent degree in Biology or related field
  • Demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching using evidence-based inclusive instructional practices
  • Have a clear vision and plan for scholarly and creative activities
  • Created or contributed to curricula and programs that center the identities and experiences of students and faculty from minoritized communities in the sciences and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals

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 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.

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Publication 1

  • Publication 2

  • Publication 3

  • Publication 4 (Optional)

  • Publication 5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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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, CA