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Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) - SIO Department

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at University of California San Diego ( invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor – a UC faculty position formally titled “Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment,” (LPSOE). The teaching faculty (LPSOE) series has equivalent rights and responsibilities as the traditional UC tenure-track Professor series, but with a stronger emphasis on teaching and scholarly activity related to education.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding educator with demonstrated commitment to effective and innovative undergraduate teaching who can provide guidance and leadership for the marine biology undergraduate program and contribute to University and public service. Primary responsibilities will be to teach core undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses, including SIO 187 ‘Statistical Methods in Marine Biology’ and SIO 136 ‘Marine Biology Laboratory (co-teaching the latter). See for course descriptions and links to past syllabi.

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Marine Biology, or a relevant field. Areas of research and teaching expertise that will be favorably looked upon to enhance the teaching program include but are not limited to: biometry, biodiversity, data analytics, fisheries, evolution and genetics of marine organisms, fieldwork methods, marine biochemistry and physiology, marine ecology, and marine mammal biology. In addition, candidates are expected to:
• Provide evidence of effective and innovative undergraduate teaching in marine biology with demonstrated experience in scholarly activities related to innovations and advancements in undergraduate teaching strategies. (required)
• Have a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education, with ability to successfully address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population – including identifying and/or developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education. (required)
• Have a record of success in educational grant writing, educational program development and assessment and/or research in marine science education. We will also consider candidates demonstrating a strong interest and promise in developing these activities. (preferred)

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

Please apply by June 30, 2018 at:

SIO is a world-renowned center of marine research with more than 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean, biological and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The SIO undergraduate educational mission is interdisciplinary and includes undergraduate majors in Earth Sciences, Marine Biology, and Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and two academic minors: Marine Science, and Earth Sciences. The Marine Biology undergraduate major is the largest major offered at SIO, with nearly 400 students (see

The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please also see: for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Cover letter summarizing your qualifications and the basis of your interest in the position (one page maximum)

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

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement describing prior teaching experience and teaching philosophy

  • Potential courses you would teach - A list of at least 4 classes you would be prepared to teach or co-teach (in addition to the required classes mentioned in posting). These can be existing or new (see

  • Syllabi of courses previously taught, if available (Optional)

  • Teaching evaluations, if available (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • PDF #1 - Electronic copy of publication

  • PDF #2 - Electronic copy of publication

  • PDF #3 - Electronic copy of publication

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)