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Lecturer in Bioengineering: Academic Year 2023-24 (Anticipated)

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: A reasonable estimate for an initial appointment is $64,329. See Unit 18 Lecturer table for the salary range for this position. These are academic year appointments and subject to the normal processes of academic review. Salary is prorated in accordance instructional workload calculation.
Anticipated start: Academic Year: 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Fall Semester: 8/1/2023 – 12/31/2023
Spring Semester: 1/1/2024 – 5/31/2024
Position duration: Academic Year or Fall/Spring semester

Application Window

Open date: April 24, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 1, 2024 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 School of Engineering anticipates hiring full and part-time and lecturers positions to teach the following courses in Bioengineering for AY 2023-2024:

Biothermodynamics (Fall 2023): Develops thermodynamic principles into a framework that is useful for addressing problems in the biological sciences. Provides a molecular perspective on thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and reaction kinetics that is critical for analyzing biological processes.

Biotransport Phenomena (Spring 2024): Introduces methods for deriving and solving differential equations that govern the transport of momentum, mass, and energy. Applications include quantitative modeling of transport in biological and biomedical systems.

Biochemistry for Engineers (Spring 2024): Characterization of the macromolecules of life from structural and functional standpoints. Explores fundamental concepts of biomolecular structure and function, the properties of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates, the mechanisms for their assembly and function, and the tools/approaches used in their isolation and characterization.

Biocircuits Theory (Fall 23 & Spring 24): Basic concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, impedance, Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s law applied to biological circuits. Basic electric circuit analysis techniques and its application to obtain biophysical and physiological parameters. Circuits with DC and sinusoidal sources, including Laplace and Fourier Transforms applications to solve Circuit Problems in biological systems.

Introduction to Computing with Python (Fall 23 & Spring 24): Provides an introduction to scientific and engineering computer programming using Python as the language. Covers programming fundamentals using specific engineering applications with examples drawn from various engineering and related disciplines including Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Economics, Biology, Bioinformatics. Being laboratory-based, focuses equally on programming concepts and on actual coding and implementation.

Other courses as needed.

See catalog for course descriptions:

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor is responsible for creating a syllabus, holding weekly office hours (minimum 2 hours/week), and grading examinations and/or papers. The instructor may also be required to hold discussion sections or supervise a graduate student teaching assistant or reader.

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:

Appointments for AY 2023/2024 and/or Fall 2023 semester are reviewed beginning in April, and for Spring 2024 semester are reviewed beginning in October. The posting will remain open through February 2024 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants.

Academic Year: 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Fall Semester: 8/1/2023 – 12/31/2023
Spring Semester: 1/1/2024 – 5/31/2024

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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.


Basic qualifications

Advanced degree in Bioengineering or related field and experience teaching at the college or university level are required. Must be able to provide a record of excellence in teaching that demonstrates broad experience working with students of different abilities, ethnic backgrounds, and educational attainment.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - A teaching statement of no more than 500 words explaining how you have approached or would approach teaching the courses that you wish to teach. Please also indicate subject area of interest regarding teaching.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

  • Teaching Evaluation - Most recent

  • Sample Syllabus (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Merced, CA