Instructor in Neuroscience

University of California Los Angeles

2021-22 Neuroscience Undergraduate Instructor Pool

Job #JPF06312

Application Window

Open March 29th, 2021 through Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Position: The undergraduate Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program at UCLA seeks a lecturer to teach up to six courses (full time) across the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters of 2017-18 (2 courses/quarter). Percentage of employment will vary according to number of courses taught. Positions may be part-time, temporary, and of limited duration. However, applicants seeking to teach these same courses (see below) across multiple years are preferred. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Screening of applications will take place until the position or positions is/are filled.

Duties: Teach (and co-teach) lecture, laboratory, and outreach in neuroscience and other topics as needed; plan and coordinate discussion activities for multiple sections of courses; supervise course teaching assistants; manage the acquisition and maintenance of course materials; develop computer applications for the classroom; supervise student projects; and maintain office hours.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences related to neuroscience; demonstrated experience in undergraduate teaching at the university level; experience with laboratory instruction in the biological sciences. Experience in teaching neuroanatomy is preferred. Level of appointment and salary commensurate with qualifications, experience and duties.

Application: Applicants should submit their materials on-line including curriculum vitae, cover letter (which should include: 1) the topics most comfortable/experienced teaching and if relevant, mention specific courses from those listed at
and; 2) if interested in academic year and which quarters or summer teaching or both), written statement of teaching interests and background, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to

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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. (

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • Upon request.