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Assistant Teaching Professor (Tenure Track): SMCB

University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California
Closing date
Dec 28, 2023

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Field of specialization
Organic, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time


Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor

Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $78,700-$117,100. ​
The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale of this position ( The base salary range, from the salary table, for this position is $74,600-$97,200.
“Off-scale salaries”, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
​Additional UCSD salary information can be found here:


Open date: November 22, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Jan 8, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024 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.


THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY within the School 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) . 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.

The candidate will have skills and interest in teaching lab and lecture courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The main focus of teaching is Organic Chemistry lectures and laboratories. Teaching in introductory chemistry for both lectures and laboratory courses will be expected. UC San Diego is on a quarter system, and the incumbent will teach an annual load of 5 classes, one- two per quarter, across fall, winter and spring. Teaching Faculty are expected to conduct scholarly activities in the area of Chemical Education. In addition, teaching faculty are expected to participate in the Section, Department, Division, campus, University, and/or outside professional or public service through committee and other administrative work.

A successful candidate should have a well-defined 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 speak to how this experience helped shape their plan, and who have a commitment to helping shape and expand the University's diversity initiatives ( Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the following link: .

Review of applications will commence on January 8, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

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




Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have or be a candidate for a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Chemical Education or a closely related field and have teaching experience in both lecture and laboratory-based settings.
Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students, create and maintain an open and inclusive environment for learning, evidence of scholarly impact, and ability to contribute to department's climate and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidate must receive their Ph.D. before July 1, 2024.

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in teaching at the undergraduate level; interest and/or experience with emerging pedagogical trends and curricular development, particularly in the area of chemistry and Organic Chemistry/Chemical Biology (both the lecture and laboratory learning environments); an interest in or prior accomplishment with educational grant writing, educational project or program development and assessment, and/or chemical education research; and previous experience and/or strong commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and climate of UC San Diego.

Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Statement of Research - Past and Proposed Research/Scholarly Activities

Statement of Teaching - Past and Proposed teaching.

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past and/or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. See the School of Physical Sciences Diversity Requirements or campus requirements Faculty Equity for more information.

Teaching Evaluations - Available teaching evaluations. If none please upload a 1 page memo on related experience.

Publication 1

Publication 2 (Optional)

Publication 3 (Optional)

Publication 4 (Optional)

Publication 5 (Optional)

Cover Letter (Optional)

Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

• 3-5 letters of reference required

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The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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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