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Teaching Faculty Position (LPSOE) in Biochemistry

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The Department of Biochemistry invites applications for a Teaching Faculty Position in Biochemistry at the LPSOE (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) level that will become available July 1, 2016. The LPSOE track parallels the Assistant Professor track at the University of California and teaching faculty are full members of UC’s Academic Senate. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every two-three years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

A Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related discipline is required 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 courses per year totaling a minimum of 18 units, assigned by the Department Chair), innovation in undergraduate teaching, annual assessments of the Department’s undergraduate program, and graduate TA training and oversight. 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. Near-term goals of the Department include implementing an ASBMB-certified undergraduate curriculum and developing a new Honors level undergraduate laboratory/lecture sequence. 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.

Applicants should send a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy and planned professional/scholarly activities (maximum of three pages), and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be provided. A statement addressing potential contributions of the applicant to diversity is encouraged.

Evaluation of applications will begin November 15, 2015, but the position will remain open and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

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 with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants 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.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Richard Debus, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside; . For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Margi Burnett, at . For information about the Department, visit .


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Planned Professional/Scholarly Activities (maximum of three pages)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-6 letters of reference required