Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) - Biochemistry and Biophysics

University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California
Oct 31, 2018
Nov 30, 2018
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education, General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) - Biochemistry and Biophysics


University of California, San Diego


THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position (also termed Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, LPSOE) beginning July 1, 2019. This faculty series, which is unique to the University of California system, carries full membership in the Academic Senate with comparable rights and responsibilities as the standard professorial track, but with a greater emphasis on teaching and educational scholarship. All positions are subject to availability of funding.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Education or a closely related field and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in teaching. Candidates must also demonstrate that they are strong chemistry educators. A successful candidate should have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs, who can articulate how this experience helped shape their plan, and who have a commitment to helping shape and expand the University's diversity initiatives ( Applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see


Teaching in biochemistry and introductory chemistry for both lectures and laboratory courses will be expected. Ideally, the candidate will have skills and interest in teaching lab and lecture courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.


Successful faculty candidates will be expected to assume a leadership role in the educational mission of the Department and contribute to University and public service. Candidates should also be engaged in, or have the potential to engage in, scholarly activity outside the classroom that has resulted or will likely result in advances in chemical education.


Preference will be given to candidates who have experience and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level; interest and/or experience with emerging pedagogical trends and curricular development, particularly in the area of biochemistry (both the lecture and laboratory learning environments); and an interest in or prior accomplishment with educational grant writing, educational project or program development and assessment, and/or chemical education research. Applicants will be evaluated on teaching and scholarly activity, as well as on potential and/or demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Candidates must receive their Ph.D. before July 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


Applications are to be submitted online at: . Please submit a curriculum vitae with list of publications and reprints of up to five representative papers. Please also include separate statements for each of the following: 1) statement of past and proposed teaching (with student evaluations from up to five previous teaching experiences and 2) a statement on past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (see for additional information on how to write this statement). Candidates must also arrange to have three to five letters of reference addressing teaching, scholarly activity and professional service posted to the above website by the deadline.


Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the following link:


For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at


UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


Job location

San Diego, CA


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Document requirements


• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. with list of publications

• Cover Letter (Optional)

• Statement of Research (Optional)

• Statement of Teaching - Statement of past and proposed teaching (including student evaluations from up to five previous teaching experiences).


Note: Statement and student evaluations must be uploaded as 1 document.

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our site for more information.

• Publication Reprint 1

• Publication Reprint 2 (Optional)

• Publication Reprint 3 (Optional)

• Publication Reprint 4 (Optional)

• Publication Reprint 5 (Optional)


Reference requirements


• 3-5 letters of reference required


How to apply


• Create an ApplicantID

• Provide required information and documents

• If any, provide required reference information


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