Open date: April 22nd, 2015
Last review date: January 6th, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 21st, 2017
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.
The Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary full or part-time lecturers to teach the General Biology laboratory class, BIO 1B (http://ib.berkeley.edu/courses/bio1b/), should the need arise. The pool will remain in place for two calendar years; those interested in remaining in the pool after the two years must reapply. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Positions range from 50% - 100%, depending on the number of sections taught. Vacancies may arise during Fall, Spring, or Summer.
The laboratory class currently covers three major sections: Evolution, Ecology, and Plant and Fungal Diversity, but the latter will soon shift to Organismal Diversity. Exercises include investigations into population genetics, phylogenetic relationships, macroevolution, predator/prey interactions, competition, bioindicators, and structure and function of plants. 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 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).
Minimum Basic Qualifications Required: Minimum qualification is a Master's degree or equivalent in Botany, Evolution, Ecology, or a closely related discipline by the time of application. Completion of all Ph.D. requirements except dissertation in these fields is also satisfactory.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Botany, Evolution, or Ecology or a closely related discipline. Teaching experience, experience working with computer-based phylogenetic programs, and familiarity with bCourses.
Minimum full-time annual salary is $49,012. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.
The initial review date for submissions of temporary instructor candidates for the 2015 fall semester is May 22, 2015, but the posting will remain open through April 21, 2017 to accommodate future course needs and new applicants. Applications received by May 22, 2015 will receive priority for Fall 2015; to receive full consideration, please submit by this date. Appointments for fall semesters are usually reviewed in May and finalists are selected once funding is confirmed for the next academic year. Spring semester appointments are reviewed in September. Reviews for Summer are in January.
To receive full consideration, please ensure your application is complete by the time of review.
Letters of recommendation may be requested of finalists. If reference letters are later solicited by the Department, they 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.
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, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.