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Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor - Neurobiology

Company: The Chronicle of Higher Education Sub1
Location: La Jolla
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Job Description:

The Neurobiology Section in the Division of Biological Sciences
at UC San Diego () invites
applications for a Teaching Professor position at the tenure-track
Assistant or tenured Associate Teaching Professor level. Faculty in
the Teaching Professor series are Academic Senate members whose
expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education,
as well as the scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching.
The incumbent's primary responsibility will be to teach
undergraduate courses for Biology majors, including a new
neurobiology laboratory course with a substantial electrophysiology
component, and physiology lecture courses. The incumbent will also
advance science education through professional activities such as
research in science teaching methodologies, initiating new teaching
methods or courses, participation in writing textbooks and/or
creating on-line teaching materials. We are especially interested
in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim
to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or
faculty in the sciences and/or have well developed plans to
accomplish such goals. The successful candidate will serve as an
educational leader at the Division and campus-wide level supporting
student success and teaching innovation.
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in
Biology, or a related field, and have substantial experience and
achievement in neurobiology, which should be documented and
explained in the application. In addition, the successful candidate
is expected to have:

College-level teaching experience, with demonstrated success
teaching undergraduates. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of
and/or experience employing instructional strategies tied to
contemporary research on the science of learning (i.e.,
evidence-based teaching);
Knowledge of and/or experience in professional activities that
advance science education beyond a single institution, such as
development of a research program investigating the science of
learning and teaching related to the applicant's area of
Potential to serve as an effective leader in the educational
program of the Division of Biological Sciences.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center
of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large
research base spans many areas of biology and is complemented by
highly ranked educational programs at both undergraduate and
graduate levels. We are committed to academic excellence and
diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on
University of California pay scales.
Initial review of applications will commence Oct. 23, 2017 and
will continue until position is filled.
Applicants must submit (limit each "statement" requested below
to one page):

Curriculum vitae and a brief cover letter
A statement summarizing your training, experience and
achievement in neurobiology and electrophysiology
A statement describing prior teaching experience and teaching
A statement of current or proposed professional activities
advancing science education beyond UCSD (e.g. science education
Electronic copies (in PDF format) of up to 3 publications, each
accompanied by a short description of your contribution and its
relevance to this position
A statement describing past experience and leadership in
fostering equity and diversity and/or potential to make future
contributions. For information on preparing diversity statements
and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see:
Applicants at the Assistant Teaching Professor level need to
submit 3-5 references, and applicants at the Associate Teaching
Professor level need to provide contact information for 3-5

Applications must be submitted through the University of
California San Diego's Academic Personnel RECRUIT System at:
Assistant level:
Associate level:
Further details about the required application material can be
found at:
UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a
strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. Category: Education , Keywords: Assistant Professor

Keywords: The Chronicle of Higher Education Sub1, San Diego, Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor - Neurobiology, Other, La Jolla , California

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