Assistant Professor position at UC-Davis

As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research and service that

address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the College of Biological Sciences

announces an Assistant Professor of Teaching faculty position in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular

Genetics. Professors of Teaching are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center

on undergraduate education and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods. The successful applicant will

teach both lower and upper division undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses within the Molecular and Medical

Microbiology major. The successful applicant will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of

teaching and learning, work with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives, and

develop a successful discipline-based educational research program.

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional teaching, educational

research and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the

barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student

communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals selfidentifying

as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation,

undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. The successful candidate will have an

accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the

needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to

contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’

track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for

future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty


The official title of the position is Lecturer with the Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). LPSOEs are

Academic Senate faculty members eligible for promotion to “Security of Employment,” which is analogous to tenure.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Biological Sciences or related disciplines and experience teaching college-level biology courses.

Preferred Qualifications

Documented success in some or all of the following areas:

• Teaching large undergraduate lecture and laboratory classes.

• Teaching of introductory and advance courses in microbiology.

• Experiential learning.

• Use of evidence-based teaching practices.

• Use of modern instructional technology including virtual classrooms and online environments.

• Ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations.

• Experience conducting education research.

Application Requirements

Application packages should be submitted online through and include a cover letter, a

curriculum vitae, a description of the research background (not to exceed two pages), statement of current and

proposed teaching and science education plans (not to exceed four pages), and a statement describing past

experience in and future plans for activities that promote diversity, equity and inclusion (not to exceed two pages).

Applicants should also arrange to have three referees submit supporting letters online at the above website. We

strongly recommend that all candidates visit our website dedicated to this search for additional information about how

their application materials, including their Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will be

assessed carefully by the Search Committee in the screening and review process. For questions regarding this

process, the Faculty contact is Professor Mitchell Singer at and the Administrative contact is

Eva Jakob at

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our

Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Please review the Full Job

Posting to learn about the initiatives that keep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus for our incredibly diverse

students and faculty.

The University

UC Davis is a distinguished university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and

39th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. It is

also ranked #1 by Forbes Magazine as “The 13 Most Important STEM Colleges for Women.” Please review the Full

Job Posting to learn more about the notable rankings we have received regarding environmental sustainability, worklife

balance, and more.

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