Lecturer in General Education

University of California Los Angeles

Lecturer, General Education UCLA Cluster Program - Evolution of Cosmos and Life (Microbiology)

Job #JPF05986
  • L&S Undergraduate Education - EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES

Recruitment Period

Open November 3rd, 2020 through Thursday, Dec 3, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The UCLA Undergraduate Education Initiatives unit seeks a lecturer for winter and spring quarters in Academic Year 2020-21 to teach a lower division undergraduate course in winter quarter and a spring seminar as part of the General Education UCLA Cluster Program.

This position includes team-teaching the lectures for Cluster 70, which uses the concept of evolution, as it applies to biological organisms, Earth, solar system, and universe itself, to introduce students to both life and physical science and to examine the evolution of life. We are specifically seeking a scholar who can provide microbiological perspectives. This position will entail team coordination and contribution to generation of writing assignments, exam questions, and grading of student submissions.

This position also includes developing and teaching a seminar course for freshman students with varied backgrounds focusing on a microbiology as a topic related to the evolution of life. This position will involve working closely with students on their writing.

UCLA has a diverse student population in one of the more diverse cities in the nation; we particularly seek candidates who have taught similarly diverse students in a major research university.

Required Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate from an accredited university
• College-level teaching experience, especially to a General Education population
• Knowledge and training in microbiology
• Experience in teaching writing and composition

Preferred Qualifications:
• At least three years of college-level teaching experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Must be capable of delivering high-quality instruction to a diverse student body

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of teaching
• Proposed syllabus
• Names and contact information of two references

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


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Proposed syllabus
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)