Lecturer - Biology - Department of Integrative Biology

Berkeley, California (US)
Minimum starting annual full-time salary rate is $53,402
Oct 18, 2017
Dec 17, 2017
Organization Type
University and College

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 part-time or full-time, temporary, non-tenure track Lecturer positions to teach IB courses as the need arises. Applicants will be selected from this pool for one calendar year beginning with appointments in the 2018 spring semester. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of IB. Vacancies may arise during Fall, Spring, or Summer. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Teaching Responsibilities

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, and large size seminar and/or laboratory courses in the broad subject areas listed below:

• Ecology

• Evolution

• Organismal Biology

• Integrative Human Biology

A full list of IB undergraduate courses can be found at http://ib.berkeley.edu/undergrad/courses. Graduate courses are at http://ib.berkeley.edu/student/courses/grad.php.

General Duties

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, creating and grading quizzes and/or exams, 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.).

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application):

The completion of all Ph.D. degree requirements except the dissertation is required at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biology or a closely related discipline is required by the time of appointment. Experience teaching a college level course (previously employed as a graduate student instructor, teaching assistant, lecturer, etc.) of the biological sciences is also required.


Minimum starting annual full-time salary rate is $53,402. Salary to be commensurate with experience and education. Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer sessions teaching).

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. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Process

To apply, please go to the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1103846.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations of teaching, and the names and contact information of three references.

Please include career highlights in the cover letter that specifically address the subject matter of IB courses you wish to teach. The CV should include teaching experience with a listing of dates, courses, units, and title (Lecturer, Graduate Student Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Guest Lecturer, etc.). Student evaluations of teaching should be complete and include quantitative scores and all students’ written comments. For those with considerable teaching experience, complete student evaluations of teaching from the last three courses taught will suffice. The cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and complete student teaching evaluations are very important. To receive full consideration, please ensure your application is complete by the time of review. Contact information for three references must be submitted as part of the application.

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 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.

Applications will be accepted through September 28, 2018 to accommodate future course needs and new applicants. 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. Email questions to ib_recruit@berkeley.edu.