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Lecturer in Natural Sciences: Biological Sciences AY 2019-2020

Recruitment Period

Open April 1st, 2019 through Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Description

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The School of Natural Sciences anticipates hiring full and part-time lecturer positions to teach the following subjects in AY 2019-2020:

Biology Today
Biostatistics
Introduction to Molecular Biology
Math Modeling for Biology
Microbial Evolution
Molecular Basis of Healing and Disease
Molecular Immunology
Other courses as needed

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor will be evaluating student work and exams, calculating and posting grades, and holding regular posted office hours each week.

This is a limited-term appointment which falls under the purview of the agreement for the Lecturers Unit between University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and appropriate collective bargaining agreement. See the following url for additional information: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/index.html.

Advanced degree in Biology or related field and experience teaching at the college or university level is required.

Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $54,738.00 and commensurate with experience.

University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Appointments for AY 2019/2020 and/or Fall 2019 semester are reviewed in April, and for Spring 2020 semester are reviewed in October. The posting will remain open through June 2020 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants.

Interested applicants should submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae (required) 3) statement of teaching that includes a list of courses previously taught, noting class size and indicating whether the applicant served as primary or secondary instructor (required) and 4) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Applicants should also submit teaching evaluations if available.

Academic Year: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Fall Semester: August 21, 2019 – December 20, 2019
Spring Semester: January 14, 2020 – May 15, 2020

For more information, please contact SNS Personnel at snspersonnel@ucmerced.edu.

Job location

Merced, CA

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - List of SNS courses currently listed on the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 schedules for which you feel you have the qualification to perform the duties of the primary or secondary instructor. Be sure to list your level clearly for each course.

  • List of References - List of three references including mailing address, email address, and phone number.
    (Optional)

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