Employment Opportunities: Lecturer for Life Sciences Core Education – LS 192


Open date: November 2nd, 2020

Last review date: Wednesday, Dec 2, 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, Jun 30, 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
LS192: Introduction to Collaborative Learning Theory and Practice

Overview of the Position:
The instructor will co-teach LS M192A (cross-listed with Chem 192E/Physics 192S/Math 192A/CS 192A) for Winter and Spring quarters every year to STEM majors. This is a 1-unit upper division pedagogy seminar that is part of UCLA’s Learning Assistant (LA) program (https://ceils.ucla.edu/learningassistants/). This position also involves teaching and managing assignments for other portions of the LA program (LS 192B-E, Chem 192F, Physics 192M, and CS 192). It requires experience and knowledge of inclusive STEM education practices, especially those involving collaborative learning.

Teach 1-unit interactive pedagogy seminar (LS192A) with 200 undergraduate New LAs, lead two 1-unit planning seminars with 50 Head LAs who help run the pedagogy seminar, and manage assignments for more than 400 LAs enrolled in 2-4 units. This involves:
● 5 hr/wk of teaching,
● 4 hr/wk of planning meetings,
● 5 hr/wk of finalizing each seminar
● 2 hr/wk of responding to LA questions, and
● 4 hr/wk of finalizing and processing weekly assignments.

The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Shanna Shaked, Senior Associate Director of the Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS).

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) discipline or Education, demonstrated training and experience in undergraduate education, and demonstrated ability to engage undergraduate students and facilitate active and collaborative learning, equitably. Experience teaching online is recommended, but not required.


Document requirements
● Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
● Cover Letter
● Statement of Research (Optional)
● Statement of Teaching
● Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

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

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)


Document requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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

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