Lecturer in Biology

University of California Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology

Lecturer - Biology/Bio 1B - Department of Integrative Biology

Job #JPF03262
  • Integrative Biology / College of Letters & Science - Biological Sciences / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Salary range: $56,945- $71,116; salary commensurate with education and experience.
Percent time: Part-time or Full-time. 15%-100%
Anticipated start: Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 The Department typically reviews applications for course needs in August-November for spring appointments, and February/March for fall. February - April for summer appointments.
Position duration: Semester

Application Window

Open date: December 16th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Jan 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 16, 2022 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.

Position description

Lecturer – Biology - Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of non-tenure track Lecturer positions to teach IB courses and General Biology (BIO 1B) courses as need arises. Our department’s emphasis is on organismal biology.

Teaching Responsibilities
We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, and large size lecture and/or laboratory courses in the broad subject areas listed below:
• Ecology
• Evolution
• Organismal Biology
• Integrative Human Biology
• General Biology (BIO 1B)

General Duties
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, creating and grading quizzes and/or exams, managing and assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and using a learning management system (e.g., bCourses at UC Berkeley, Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).

For General Biology (BIO 1B) Lab Courses: The laboratory class currently covers three major sections: Evolution, Ecology, and Plant Biology/Organismal Diversity. Exercises include investigations into population genetics, phylogenetic relationships, macroevolution, predator/prey interactions, competition, bioindicators, and structure and function of organisms. BIO 1B is a gateway course to the major field of Integrative Biology that consists of three one-hour lectures and one four-hour combined discussion and lab each week. The class has up to 48 sections with a maximum of 18 students in each section. Lecturers will be required to lead one discussion and lab per week, create quizzes, grade assignments, attend a Friday instructional meeting, be familiar with lecture, proctor exams, hold office hours and complete other instructional duties as assigned. Senior lecturers mentor new hires and Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs).

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or other related areas.

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

By start date: A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree).

Experience teaching.

Preferred qualifications

Familiarity with a web-based learning management system (e.g., Canvas) for grading and classroom management is preferred.

For General Biology (BIO 1B): Experience working with computer-based phylogenetic programs and teaching a class similar to UC Berkeley's BIO 1B lab courses is preferred.

A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in the biological sciences is preferred. Experience teaching a college level course (previously employed as a graduate student instructor, teaching assistant, lecturer, etc.) of the biological sciences is also preferred.

Experience teaching a college level course (previously employed as a graduate student instructor, teaching assistant, lecturer, etc.)

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your C.V. should include teaching experience with a listing of dates, courses, units, titles (Lecturer, Graduate Student Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Guest Lecturer, etc.). If you were not the full-time instructor, please indicate the percentage of contribution as a co-instructor or guest lecturer.
  • Cover Letter - Review Integrative Biology (IB) courses we offer (http://ib.berkeley.edu/academics/courses) and please include career highlights in the cover letter that specifically address your experience for the IB or Bio 1B courses you wish to teach. Courses other than those listed on the IB website are less likely to be taught, but may be considered.
  • Student Evaluations of Teaching - Evaluations must be complete, unedited, include name and date of course, instructor name, no. of respondents, quantitative scores with a key to the range, and all qualitative info (written comments). Evaluations from 3-5 most recent courses is sufficient.
  • Statement of Teaching - Three page maximum
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03262

Help contact: ib_recruit@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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

In searches when letters of reference are required 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/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

Berkeley, CA