The Division of Biological Sciences (www.biology.ucsd.edu) at UC San Diego seeks an outstanding educator for the position of Academic Coordinator, who will serve as the Undergraduate Laboratory Program Administrator. All candidates must have earned a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in Biology or related field and be committed to supporting teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. The Academic Coordinator series is an academic appointment. Appointees in this series are not members of the Academic Senate and the appointment does not lead to tenure. The Academic Coordinator provides formal supervision of the Undergraduate Lab Program Operational Manager and indirectly supervises several career staff employees. This position will be expected to teach undergraduate courses such as Introductory Biology Lab and Recombinant DNA Techniques, on occasion.
Candidates with high level administrative management experience and at least two years of university level teaching experience are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in developing and updating laboratory curricula that address the evolving needs of the life sciences curriculum; demonstrated excellence in academic administration; and a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. 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 detailed plans to accomplish such goals.
Primary responsibilities of the Academic Coordinator include administration and management of the complex, high throughput year-round Undergraduate Lab Program (UGL) of the Division of Biological Sciences and is significantly involved in the development and direction of the Divisional teaching lab program. The incumbent serves as the liaison to UCSD Extension and other outside groups wishing to use teaching lab facilities during the summer months.
The Academic Coordinator is also responsible for assuring overall smooth operation of lab courses by: maximizing efficient use of lab space; providing resource management and fiscal oversight; and, assuring availability of and access to adequate instructional technology. Each quarter there are typically 10 to 12 courses with a total of approximately 800 students enrolled.
The incumbent is responsible for oversight of UC Laboratory Safety Policies in the teaching labs.
The successful candidate is expected to have:
• High level of administrative management experience, including planning, leadership, and analysis;
• Ability or potential to provide educational leadership by supporting the transformation of biology laboratory courses to emphasize core concepts, problem solving, and the development of critical thinking skills;
• Ability to successfully address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including developing and updating laboratory curriculum and instructional strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education;
• Substantial breadth of biological knowledge and biology training, as evidenced by a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology (or related field);
• Experience in successful grant writing (preferred);
• University-level teaching experience, with demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate level; experience in teaching biology laboratory courses and developing lab course curricula is required;
• Excellent communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external colleagues
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 has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. This is where discovery comes to life.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Completed applications received by April 3, 2015 will be assured of consideration.
Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego's Academic
Personnel RECRUIT System at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00764
Applications must include:
• CV and Cover Letter
• Statement describing your philosophy on developing curricula for undergraduates
• Diversity statement describing your experience, contributions, or potential to make contributions to foster diversity and equity (For further information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html)
• 3-5 references
• Evaluations for courses taught
More information about this recruitment can be found here: http://www-biology.ucsd.edu/
UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).
Faculty Position in Radiation & Cancer Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Applications are invited for a tenure-track junior faculty appointment in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Division of Radiation & Cancer Biology (http://radcancerbio.stanford.edu/). We are particularly interested in candidates who possess a PhD or MD/PhD with postdoctoral training and track record of accomplishments, especially related to:
• Tumor metabolism • Proteomics • Immune checkpoints
• Tumor physiology • DNA replication • The unfolded protein response
• Tumor immunology • DNA damage response • Radiation induced checkpoints and cell
The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. The activities of the Department are diverse and include a strong basic science and translational research programs in Cancer Biology, Radiation Biology, Radiation Physics and Molecular Imaging. The Department has one current Program Project Grant and a T32 Postdoctoral Training Grant in the Radiation Sciences.
The successful candidate for appointment to Assistant Professor must have demonstrated true distinction (or the promise of achieving true distinction) in research, and the capability of sustaining first-rate performance (or the promise of this) in teaching appropriate to the programmatic need upon which the appointment is based.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.
Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a brief letter outlining their interests and the names of three references to:
Amato Giaccia, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
Department of Radiation Oncology
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