Employment Opportunities: Lecturer for Life Sciences Core Education – LS 110 – Winter/Spring 2021


Open date: October 13th, 2020

Last review date: Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Life Sciences Core Education
LS 110: Career Exploration in the Life Sciences

Overview of the Position:

The instructor will teach LS 110 for Winter and Spring quarters every year to Life Science majors. LS 110 is a 2-Unit upper division course and requires experience and knowledge of career development theory, resume and cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and current career market research.


● Instructor of record will teach this large upper division undergraduate course for approximately 100-200 students/quarter, which meets 1x week for 2 hours, using active learning and evidence based pedagogy.
● If teaching remotely, the course is structured to be offered on zoom, synchronously, weeks 1 and 6-10 and asynchronously for weeks 2-5. Instructor should be familiar with using zoom and responsive to students when the course is asynchronous.
● Hold required office hours (remote if necessary).
● Manage and train 3-4 graduate student readers each quarter to provide constructive feedback, encouragement and support to undergraduates, along with training in facilitating in class activities.
● Collaborate closely with Partnership UCLA to arrange and organize guest speakers for last 4-5 weeks of the quarter.
● Moderate panel of guest speakers.
● Support MBTI and Strong Interest interpretations, collaborate with the career center, support career center announcements of co-curricular and extracurricular events.
● Coordinate with the LS Core and Myers Briggs Company to organize MBTI and Strong interest inventories.
● Maintain Career Exploration Linked in Group.

Qualifications and Application Instructions:

The successful candidate must have a PhD in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) discipline, demonstrated training and experience in undergraduate education, and demonstrated ability to engage undergraduate students and facilitate active and collaborative learning, equitably. Teaching online is recommended, but not required. Comfort with one’s own career development and self-reflection, in addition to mentoring and inspirational speaking skills demonstrated with strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with Career Center Counselors and Partnership UCLA staff, alumni and outside professionals; ability to be flexible and pay attention to detail while keeping in mind the overall mission of CEILS, the College, and the University.

The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Kennison, Interim Director of the Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS).

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter expressing their interest in the position, curriculum vitae, a two-page teaching statement summarizing experience in undergraduate teaching at the university level that includes a description of pedagogical approaches used and experience with teaching online, a one-page diversity statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Applicants should submit their materials online to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05923 by November 11, 2020.

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 or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)


Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Teaching Statement – Two-page teaching statement summarizing experience in undergraduate teaching at the university level that includes a description of pedagogical approaches used and experience with teaching online.

  • Diversity Statement – One-page diversity statement addressing past, present, and future (planned) contributions to diversity through teaching, research, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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