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Assistant Professor of Teaching in Biochemistry

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Teaching
Anticipated start: January 1, 2023

Application Window

Open May 16th, 2022 through Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching position (also termed Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, LPSOE) beginning January 1, 2023.

The LPSOE series parallels that of the research-focused series but with emphasis on excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in this position are expected to provide outstanding teaching and engage in professional activity and service related to the pedagogical mission of the university, including leadership in maintaining UC’s academic excellence, facilitating student success, and expanding learning opportunities for students beyond campus. Faculty in this series are full members of the Academic Senate. Advancement through the Professor of Teaching ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every two to three years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. In Biochemistry or closely-related discipline by the date of appointment. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is required. Experience with curriculum development, innovation in teaching, biochemical education, educational research, and/or educational grant writing is desirable. The duties of the successful applicant will consist of lecture and laboratory instruction in upper and lower division undergraduate biochemistry courses (six 10-week courses per academic year totaling a minimum of 18 units, assigned by the Department Chair), innovation in undergraduate teaching, curriculum development for existing or new courses, supervision of teaching assistants, conducting TA training, and participation in program assessment, pedagogy, and other enrichment programs for the Biochemistry major.

Scholarly activity is strongly considered for the promotion and merit process, and may consist of biochemical education, scholarship of teaching and learning, the preparation of extramural grants to support curricular reforms and studies of student success, and/or the development of undergraduate research initiatives. Helping implement these curricular changes will constitute additional scholarly opportunities for the successful applicant, as would performing community outreach activities and/or collaborating with other faculty.

Required qualifications that must be met at the time of application for this position include: A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related discipline

Additional qualifications for this position include: Demonstrated excellence in teaching is required.

Preferred Qualification for this position include: Experience with curriculum development, innovation in teaching, biochemical education, educational research, and/or educational grant writing and a commitment to the educational success of college students, especially underrepresented and first-generation college students.

Advancement through the Professor of Teaching 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: Submit all materials to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01564.
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Teaching
• Statement of Research/Scholarly Activities (3 page maximum)
• Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence – Applicants should summarize their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which 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 (2 page maximum).
• Letters of Reference – Applicants should provide names and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will commence on July 11, 2022, and proceed until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Stephanie Dingwall, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry, at stephanie.dingwall@ucr.edu. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Ms. Lauren Romestant, Academic Personnel, at lauren.romestant@ucr.edu.

Advancement through the Professor of Teaching 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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related discipline is required.

Preferred qualifications

Experience with curriculum development, innovation in teaching, biochemical education, educational research, and/or educational grant writing and a commitment to the educational success of college students, especially underrepresented and first-generation college students.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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

Please provide the contact information for a minimum of three references. The Search Committee will request the confidential reference letters via AP Recruit as part of your application.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01564

Help contact: lauren.romestant@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 (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). 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. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA