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Temporary Lecturer - Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Position overview

Position title: Unit 18 Temporary Lecturer
Salary range: The 9-month salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale. A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $64,349 - $70,295. The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position :

Application Window

Open date: March 8, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 8, 2024 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: Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 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 O F 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. All areas of chemistry and biochemistry will be considered.

Responsibilities entail the effective instruction of students, teaching classes in accordance with course objectives and published schedules, advising students on academic matters and maintaining an active interest in the advances/current thinking in their subject area.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have or be a candidate for a PhD in Chemistry or related field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

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

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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Job location

La Jolla, California