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Lecturer - Plant and Microbial Biology

We are no longer accepting applications for this recruitment


The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology (PMB) at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part‐time, non‐tenure track lecturer positions (including summer sessions). Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. Applicants will be selected from this pool for one calendar year. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Please email anytime for an updated list of classes that we are currently hiring for.

Teaching Responsibilities: We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co‐teach lecture, seminar and/or laboratory courses in Plant Biology and Microbiology, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

Basic Qualifications: A PhD degree or equivalent degree, or a Master's degree or equivalent degree in an area related to Plant and Microbial Biology is required by the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Documented experience in teaching one of the biological sciences at the college level is strongly preferred.

Interested individuals should submit a 1‐2 page cover letter describing research experience, a statement on teaching philosophy and experience, along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three referees. Letters of reference may be requested of finalists. It is optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 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 letters.

Salary: Salary to be commensurate with experience.

Candidates may apply at this link:

The posting will remain open through September 17, 2018 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. We typically review applications for fall course needs in late Spring, and in early Fall for spring and summer course needs. If you wish to remain in the pool after September 17, 2018 you will need to reapply. Please direct questions to the department

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. 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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Current CV

  • Cover Letter - 1‐2 page cover letter describing research experience

  • Statement on Teaching Philosophy and Experience

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)