The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses in the area of plant and microbial biology should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Appointments are typically part-time and may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
General Duties: We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach lecture, seminar, and/or laboratory courses in plant and microbial biology, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 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 (at the time of application): must have an advanced degree or be enrolled in an advanced degree program at time of application.
Additional Qualifications (by the start date): a PhD (or equivalent international degree) or a Master’s degree (or equivalent international degree) is required by the start date of the job.
Preferred Qualifications: documented experience in teaching one of the biological sciences at the college level is strongly preferred.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.
To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01907
Applicants should submit their most recently updated C.V., a 1-2 page cover letter, a statement of teaching discussing teaching philosophy and experience, and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of reference may be requested of finalists. It is optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
When and if the department contacts references, 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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs through October 8, 2019. Applications are typically reviewed for fall course needs in April/May, for spring course needs in October/November, and for summer course needs in February/March. Those interested in remaining in the pool after October 8, 2019 will need to reapply.
Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
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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.