The Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary full or part-time lecturers to teach the General Biology laboratory class, BIO 1B (http://ib.berkeley.edu/courses/bio1b/), should the need arise. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool after the year must reapply. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Positions range from 50% - 100%, depending on the number of sections taught. Vacancies may arise during Fall, Spring, or Summer.
The laboratory class currently covers three major sections: Evolution, Ecology, and 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 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 Required: Minimum qualification is a Master’s degree or equivalent degree in Evolution, Ecology, Biodiversity or a closely related discipline by the time of application. Completion of all Ph.D. requirements except dissertation in these fields is also satisfactory.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. degree or equivalent degree in Evolution, Ecology, Biodiversity or a closely related discipline. Teaching experience, experience working with computer-based phylogenetic programs, and familiarity with bCourses. Summer Sessions hiring: Due to the condensed summer syllabus, experience teaching UC Berkeley’s Bio 1B is preferred.
Minimum full-time annual salary is $52,099. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.
Appointments for fall semesters are usually reviewed in May and finalists are selected once funding is confirmed for the next academic year. Spring semester appointments are reviewed in September. Reviews for Summer are in January.
Application requirements to apply: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations of teaching, and names and email addresses of three references. One miscellaneous teaching document is optional. Please include career highlights in the cover letter that specifically address the subject matter of our course. The CV should include teaching experience with a listing of dates, courses, units, and title (Lecturer, Graduate Student Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Guest Lecturer, etc.). Statement of Teaching Philosophy should be no more than three pages. Student evaluations of teaching should include all respondents (quantitative and qualitative). For those with considerable teaching experience, complete student evaluations of teaching from the last three courses taught will suffice. The cover letter, CV, and complete student teaching evaluations are very important. To receive full consideration, please ensure your application is complete by the time of review. To apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01373. For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters of recommendation may be requested of finalists. If reference letters are later solicited by the Department, they 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 (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
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.
Cover Letter - Include career highlights that specifically address the subject matter of Biology 1B.
Curriculum Vitae - The C.V. should include teaching experience with a listing of dates, courses, units, titles (Lecturer, Graduate Student Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Guest Lecturer, etc.).
Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Three-page maximum.
Student Evaluations of Teaching - Student evaluations of teaching should include all respondents (quantitative and qualitative). For those with considerable teaching experience, complete student evaluations of teaching from the last three courses taught will suffice.
Miscellaneous Teaching Document (Optional)
- 3 required (contact information only)