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.
PhD in Biological Sciences or related disciplines and experience teaching college-level biology courses.
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 packages should be submitted online through https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/ 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 email@example.com and the Administrative contact is
Eva Jakob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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