Anticipated start: Spring 2023, Summer 2023, and Fall 2023
Review timeline: The Department typically reviews applications for course needs in August-November for Spring appointments, February-March for Fall appointments, and February - April for Summer appointments.
Position duration: Semester
Application Window Open date: December 17, 2022
Most recent review date: Monday, Jul 24, 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: Sunday, Dec 17, 2023 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.
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 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.
Please note that the use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the College is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time
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:
Integrative Human Biology
General Biology (BIO 1B)
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).
The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or other related areas.
Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application) Enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start) By start date: A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree).
Preferred qualifications Familiarity with a web-based learning management system (e.g., Canvas) for grading and classroom management 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.
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.
Experience teaching a college level course (previously employed as a graduate student instructor, teaching assistant, lecturer, etc.)
Curriculum Vitae - Your C.V. should include teaching experience with a listing of dates, courses, units, titles (Lecturer, Graduate Student Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Guest Lecturer, etc.). If you were not the full-time instructor, please indicate the percentage of contribution as a co-instructor or guest lecturer.
Cover Letter - Review Integrative Biology (IB) courses we offer (http://ib.berkeley.edu/academics/courses) and please include career highlights in the cover letter that specifically address your experience for the IB or Bio 1B courses you wish to teach. Courses other than those listed on the IB website are less likely to be taught, but may be considered.
Statement of Teaching - Three page maximum
Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, 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 if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
Student Evaluations of Teaching - Student evaluations are preferred and must be complete, unedited, include name and date of course, instructor name, no. of respondents, quantitative scores with a key to the range, and all qualitative info (written comments). Evaluations from 3-5 most recent courses is sufficient. (Optional)
UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).
The University of California, Berkeley 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
In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.
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