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Assistant Professor of Teaching in Material Science and Engineering

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Teaching
Salary range: commensurate with education and experience
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open date: October 28th, 2021

Next review date: Saturday, Jan 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

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 Material Science and Engineering Program (MSE) at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching position beginning in the 2022/23 academic year. Appointment as an Assistant Professor of Teaching requires evidence of exceptional undergraduate teaching, professional achievement, and service to the academic community. An Assistant Professor of Teaching is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to provide university and public services related to the undergraduate program, including curriculum development, student advising, ABET accreditation, and recruitment outreach. Applicants from all areas of Materials Science and Engineering are encouraged to apply.

Preferred qualifications include:
▪ A minimum of 3 years of experience and demonstrated record of high-quality and innovative teaching in a wide variety of undergraduate Materials Science and Engineering courses in an ABET-accredited program.
▪ A demonstrated record of teaching in capstone senior design courses, as well as successful engagement with sponsors to generate support for senior design projects.
▪ Experience in advising undergraduate students in course selection and career development.
▪ Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusiveness in teaching, research, and service, in particular to broadening participation for women and other underrepresented groups in Materials Science and Engineering.

Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2022. A Ph.D. in either Materials Science and Engineering or a related area is required at the time of employment. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

To apply for the position, interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a statement of teaching, an optional statement of research, and a contribution to diversity statement to the AP Recruit website at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01493. Inquiries should be directed to ruoxuey@ucr.edu.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 1, 2022. The search will continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the specific areas of interest and application procedures, please visit https://www.engr.ucr.edu/about/career-opportunities.

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) is a well-established, rapidly growing college at UCR. Ranked in the top 50 public engineering colleges by U.S. News & World Report, BCOE has 130 faculty members, more than 3,100 undergraduate students, 900 graduate students, and more than $46 million in total annual research expenditures. The college is home to five departments, nine undergraduate programs, seven graduate programs, and nine research centers.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. in either Materials Science and Engineering or a related area is required at the time of employment.

Preferred qualifications

The search places strong emphasis on candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusiveness in teaching, research, and service, as well as a commitment to broadening participation for women and other underrepresented groups in Materials Science and Engineering.

A minimum of 3 years of experience as an undergraduate course instructor in an ABET-accredited Materials Science and Engineering program.

A demonstrated record of high-quality and innovative teaching in a wide variety of undergraduate Materials Science and Engineering courses.

A demonstrated record of teaching in capstone senior design courses, as well as successful engagement with sponsors to generate support for senior design projects.

Experience in advising undergraduate students in course selection, and career development is strongly preferred.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Upload 3 reference letters, or have the system send the request to the letter writers.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01493

Help contact: tiffanyr@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program 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. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA