Lecturer in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

University of California Los Angeles Basic Biomedical Sciences

Part Time Lecturer_FY 2023-2024

Job #JPF08544
  • Microbiology, Immuno & Molecul / Basic Biomedical Sciences / UCLA

Position overview

Salary range: Salary commensurate with applicant qualifications and experience; percentage of appointment commensurate with teaching load. See Table 15 Table 15 Unit 18 Faculty Pre-Six - AY (ucop.edu) for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position $64,329 - $81,490.

Application Window

Open date: June 20, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Jul 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 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.

Position description

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) at UCLA invites applications for non-tenure-track lecturer positions in Academic Year 2023-2024.
The Department is especially interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and also demonstrate a commitment to making a positive contribution to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Lectureship appointments are part-time and made on a quarter-by-quarter basis as dictated by instructional needs and budget constraints of the Department. Quarterly academic appointment dates are as follows:

Fall 2023: September 25, 2023 – December 15, 2023

Winter 2024: January 3, 2024 – March 22, 2024

Spring 2024: March 27, 2024 – June 14, 2024

Salary commensurate with applicant qualifications and experience; percentage of appointment commensurate with teaching load. See Table 15 Table 15 Unit 18 Faculty Pre-Six - AY (ucop.edu) for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position $64,329 - $81,490.

Duties: Teach undergraduate course(s) in the microbiology field during the 2023-2024 academic year. Course(s) may include the following, and lecturer may also be assigned additional courses according to the instructional needs in the department and in conformity with departmental lecturer workload policies.

• Advanced Research Analysis in Virology or Microbiology (MIMG103BL or MIMG 109BL) - 4-unit, course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) in microbiology or virology. Focus on bioinformatic analysis of bacteriophage genomes (103BL) or 16S bacterial community datasets (109BL).

• Microbiology Laboratory for Professional Schools (MIMG100L) - 3-unit fundamental microbiology laboratory course for pre-professional students focusing on experimental techniques of microbiology, with emphasis on cultivation and characterization of bacteria. Laboratory exercises include but are not limited to light microscopy, quantitative techniques, and identification methods.

• Introductory Microbiology (MIMG 101) - 4-unit introductory microbiology lecture course on the historical foundations of microbiology; introduction to bacterial structure, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, and ecology.

• Scientific Analysis and Communication I & II (MIMG 180A, B) - 2-unit seminar courses in scientific analysis and communication in which students read and discuss scientific articles and give presentations similar to laboratory meeting or research symposium talks.

For the laboratory courses: work with instructional laboratory staff to acquire, prepare, and distribute supplies for experiments, organize instructional materials for course, prepare and present lectures related to the experiments, write and grade exams and/or grade student assignments, supervise student work in the laboratory setting, facilitate computer-assisted learning activities in class, regularly meet with and oversee teaching assistants (TAs), and maintain office hours.

For non-laboratory courses: organize instructional materials for course, prepare and present lectures, write and grade exams, coordinate activities for discussion sections, regularly meet with and oversee TAs, and maintain office hours.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences is preferred, and knowledge of microbiology is preferred. Also preferred is a demonstrated familiarity with evidence-based teaching practices for undergraduates at the university level and experience with laboratory instruction in the biological sciences.

Application: Please send curriculum vitae, written statement of teaching interests and background, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two references.

Applications should be submitted to:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08544

Questions regarding the position should be directed to:

April Pyle, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair of Undergraduate Education
apyle@mednet.ucla.edu

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences is required.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching
  • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Letters will be included in appointment dossier.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08544

Help contact: wflores@microbio.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA