Chemistry and Biochemistry: Teaching Professor: Public Policy (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 11/

University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California
Sep 21, 2017
Oct 21, 2017
Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Chemistry and Biochemistry: Teaching Professor: Public Policy (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 11/17/17)


Recruitment Period

Open date: September 18th, 2017 Next review date: November 17th, 2017

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: June 30th, 2018

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.




The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Teaching Professor. The primary focus of this position is the teaching of courses, and possibly laboratories, for the first year general chemistry sequence within the undergraduate curriculum in chemistry. The successful candidate should be a skilled lecturer who possesses innovative ideas for instructional initiatives and has familiarity with existing learning assessment methodologies and pedagogies. As a member of the Academic Senate, the successful candidate will be an important resource for undergraduate curriculum development and will participate in university and departmental committees as needed for effective teaching and laboratory safety enforcement. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty conducting chemical education research, provide coordination for evidence-based teaching methods and be a resource for innovative teaching practices. The successful candidate must demonstrate professional achievement and intellectual leadership through publication, creative accomplishments, or other professional activity.


UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


RANK: Assistant Teaching Professor


The Assistant Teaching Professor title confers the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate and has the payroll title Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). An LPSOE is eligible for promotion to "Security of Employment," which is analogous to tenure.


SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field; record of teaching; record of professional achievement and activity.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University teaching experience; formal training in Education.




TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: cover letter; curriculum vitae'; three (3) confidential letters of recommendation (at least two letters must be from experienced instructors, including professors or teaching professionals);* 1 set of evaluations of teaching (if available); 1 set of sample course material-syllabi, handouts, etc. (if available); statement describing teaching interests, teaching philosophy, professional achievement and activity; and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, professional activity, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.


Apply at Refer to Position #JPF00483 in all correspondence.


*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at


CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017.


To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete with letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2018.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

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, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300




Job location

Santa Cruz, CA


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More information about this recruitment:




• Cover Letter

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

• 1 set of evaluations of teaching (Optional)

• 1 set of sample course materials - syllabi, handouts, etc.. (Optional)

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

• Statement describing teaching and professional achievement - Describe teaching interests, teaching philosophy, professional achievement and activity


References3 letters of reference required


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