Lecturer - Biology/BIO 1B - Department of Integrative Biology
Lecturer - Biology - Department of Integrative Biology University of California, Berkeley
The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time or full-time, temporary, non-tenure track Lecturer positions to teach IB courses and General Biology (BIO 1B) courses as need arises. Our department's emphasis is on organismal biology.
Due to COVID 19 UC Berkeley will begin the spring semester with fully remote instruction. UC Berkeley is prepared to implement hybrid and/or flexible modes of instruction as soon as public health conditions allow. Remote instruction may be synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of both. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools.
Appointments for Fall semesters are usually reviewed in April, Spring semester appointments are reviewed in September, and Summer appointments are reviewed in January. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Positions may range from 15% to 100% depending on the number of courses taught and duties performed.
Teaching Responsibilities We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, and large size lecture and/or laboratory courses in the broad subject areas listed below:
General Duties In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, creating and grading quizzes and/or exams, managing and assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and using a learning management system (e.g., bCourses at UC Berkeley, Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).
For General Biology (BIO 1B) Lab Courses: The laboratory class currently covers three major sections: Evolution, Ecology, and Plant Biology/Organismal Diversity. Exercises include investigations into population genetics, phylogenetic relationships, macroevolution, predator/prey interactions, competition, bioindicators, and structure and function of organisms. BIO 1B is a gateway course to the major field of Integrative Biology that consists of three one-hour lectures and one four-hour combined discussion and lab each week. The class has up to 48 sections with a maximum of 18 students in each section. Lecturers will be required to lead one discussion and lab per week, create quizzes, grade assignments, attend a Friday instructional meeting, be familiar with lecture, proctor exams, hold office hours and complete other instructional duties as assigned. Senior lecturers mentor new hires and Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs).
Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application): The completion of all Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) requirements except the dissertation is required at the time of application.
Additional Qualifications (by start date): A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree). Experience teaching a college level course (previously employed as a graduate student instructor, teaching assistant, lecturer, etc.) is also required.
Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in the biological sciences is preferred. Experience teaching a college level course (previously employed as a graduate student instructor, teaching assistant, lecturer, etc.) of the biological sciences is also preferred.
Familiarity with a web-based learning management system for grading and classroom management (e.g., Canvas) is preferred. For General Biology (BIO 1B): Experience working with computer-based phylogenetic programs and teaching a class similar to UC Berkeley's BIO 1B lab courses is preferred.
Salary Minimum starting annual full-time salary rate is $56,381. Salary to be commensurate with experience and education. Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer sessions teaching).
The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or other related areas.
We will only contact your referees if you are a finalist for the position, and we will seek your permission before doing so. All requested letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are produced via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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