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Fresno State College of Science and Mathematics Hosts: Finding Balance & Bounty at a Comprehensive University

July 15-20, 2018

A week-long workshop designed to provide practical training and sharpen kills for those aiming to find faculty positions in the near future: Advanced Doctoral Students and Post-Doctoral Scholars.

View event flyer for more information.
Learn about Fresno State.

Career Zone

[Resource] Science Magazine – 2018 Career Handbook
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June 8 | 9a-4p – The Academic Job Search Intensive for Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and the Arts @ Career Center, 200 and Conference A/B

June 12 | 6p – BCLA Summer Mixer – Featuring CNSI at UCLA and The Bridge Institute at USC
June 15 | 4p – How to Be an Ally: From Awareness to Action @ CNSI Auditorium

Summer/Fall events for graduate students and postdocs from the Career Center have not been posted yet! Please check back at a later date. Thank you!

Job Opportunities

UCLA - Assistant Director in the Undergraduate Research Center - Sciences

URC – Sciences has an opening for a PhD-level academic to lead their premier STEM retention program for underrepresented and first generation students, and to also lead the major summer research program for transfer students. This open position at UCLA is a great opportunity for a science PhD with an keen interest in new and innovative teaching pedagogy.  The new Assistant Director will work one – on – one with diverse research students in the summer and also help prepare hundreds of STEM majors for academic success during the school year.

The posting for this position can be found here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03703

Postdoc Positions in Ecology and Evolution - University of Haifa

Postdoctoral scholarships are available for North American scientists of US or Canadian citizenship. Candidates are invited to apply for a position in any of the research groups in the Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology and the Institute of Evolution at the University of Haifa:

http://sciences.haifa.ac.il/newsci/main/index.php/en/faculty-orig

The Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology and the Institute of Evolution offer a diverse, interdisciplinary, international, and multilingual work environment. The various research groups offer a diverse range of projects involving lab experiments and field studies, behavioral, developmental, cellular, molecular, and genetic essays, genomic/transcriptomic/microbiome analyses, and bioinformatics. Postdocs will have opportunities for collaboration with research groups working in various fields, with organisms ranging from bacteria to mammals and agricultural crops, and employing complementary techniques from tracking animal flight to evolutionary genomics.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in biology and have experience in advanced techniques in their respective field. Candidates from adjacent or complementary fields will also be considered (for example, conservation ecology or evolutionary modelling). Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record and research productivity. The Department and the Institute aim at a higher proportion of women in science. Qualified female scientists are encouraged to apply. Female scientists will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification, competence and achievements. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree, or must submit their Ph.D. thesis by October 1, 2018. To apply, candidates must obtain the support of a potential supervisor. The start date is flexible but anticipated to be in Fall 2018.

Funding is available for two years, with an optional extension, including an annual scholarship of $36,000US (not taxable), $10,000 for research expenses, and $4,000 for travel.

Candidates should first obtain the support of a potential supervisor (PI) and then submit an application to Ms. Gali Levy: glevy3@univ.haifa.ac.il

*** Application deadline: May 26, 2018 ***

The application should include the following:
1) Curriculum vitae
2) List of publications
3) Research proposal (maximum 3 pages)
4) Three letters of recommendation

5) Letter of support from the potential hosting supervisor

Informal inquiries are welcome.

One-Year Visiting Faculty Position in Biology, Pomona College

The Biology Department and the Molecular Biology Program at Pomona College are looking to fill a full-time one-year visiting assistant professor position in Biology, starting July 1, 2018. This position will involve teaching an upper level course for life science majors in an area of Developmental Biology with Laboratory, an upper division course with laboratory in Molecular Biology and a seminar style upper division course during the year. The teaching load is five courses per year; a course with lab counts as two. The department supports visiting faculty members’ pursuit of independent research, particularly in collaboration with undergraduate students. In addition, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. Post-doctoral experience and/or prior teaching experience is preferred.

Pomona College, founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity employer and especially invites applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates should email to aroc@pomona.edu, a dossier including: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including descriptions of courses taught, 4) a statement of research interests, 5) a graduate-school transcript, and 6) a statement addressing personal commitment to mentoring a diverse student body.

Additionally, applicants should arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent directly to the email above.
Questions should be  referred to Dr Andre Cavalcanti (Chair), Department of Biology, email: aroc@pomona.edu.

Review of complete applications will begin on May 7, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is not eligible for travel and moving expenses, nor visa sponsorship.

CSU-LB - Lecturer positions available Fall 2018-Spring 2019

Lecturer positions are available for Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 at California State University – Long Beach. Recent Ph.Ds and post-docs interested in teaching are encouraged to apply to our department. Entomology  (Biology 316), one of my classes, is scheduled for TTH 8-11:45 AM.  It is worth six weighted teaching units, which is enough for benefits.  If the successful candidate would like additional teaching assignments, we anticipate openings in ecology, evolution, and introductory biology.

Please have potential candidates send a letter of interest and a current CV to me at Dessie.Underwood@csulb.edu.
Fall semester classes begin August 27 and end Dec 12 with finals after that.  Spring classes begin Jan 22 and end May 10, 2019.

___________________________________________
Dessie Underwood, Ph.D.
Professor, Biological Sciences
Director, Stream Ecology and Assessment Laboratory

California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-9502

Office: Hall of Science, Room 144
562-985-7475
FAX: 562-985-8878
Lab: Hall of Science, Room 12
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Visiting Faculty Position in Biology - University of Richmond

The Department of Biology at the University of Richmond seeks to fill two full-time visiting faculty positions (non-tenure track) for the 2018-19 academic year, beginning August 2018 and ending May 2019. Both positions have the possibility of renewal for a second year. We are looking for broadly trained biologists with expertise in cellular/molecular biology, ecology/evolution, and/or interdisciplinary training spanning both concept areas. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education and an interest in teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI).

The position entails teaching four units per term, including introductory level courses with lab (where each count as a unit) and upper level electives in the candidate’s area of expertise. Research space and access to equipment may be made available based on synergy with existing faculty research programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 20, 2018.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu and upload a cover letter; a statement that addresses their teaching experiences and their vision for being a teacher-scholar at a PUI; a current curriculum vitae; and the names of three references who can address teaching effectiveness and potential. References will be contacted once a short-list of candidates is made. Review of applications will begin immediately and qualified applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Questions concerning the position and application process should be directed to Dr. Omar Quintero (oquinter@richmond.edu).

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to being an inclusive community. We strongly encourage applicants address how they envision contributing to these goals in their application materials. We are especially interested in recruiting individuals who have interest or experience in broadening access and inclusivity in STEM disciplines (Integrated Inclusive Science) which aligns with the University’s strategic plan (https://strategicplan.richmond.edu/).  For more information on the department, see http://biology.richmond.edu/.

The Department of Biology is housed in the Gottwald center for the Sciences, which also houses the Departments of Chemistry and Physics and had an extensive renovation/expansion of laboratory and teaching facilities completed in 2005.   Approximately 50 biology majors graduate each year, many of whom go on to attend top graduate and medical schools.   Members of the Department of Biology have access to two University-owned field sites that are approximately 15 and 45 minutes away from campus.

Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Microbiology at LaSalle University

The Department of Biology at La Salle University invites applications for a full time, Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor position in Clinical Microbiology starting in August 2018. We seek a dynamic person to join a department serving undergraduate biology majors, allied health majors, science-education majors, and pre-health professional candidates. Teaching responsibilities include lecture sections of the undergraduate course for Nursing and Health Science students in Clinical Microbiology. The candidate will also be expected to coordinate and teach laboratory sections for the course.

More info can be found at the link below.  Please feel free to circulate this info to any individuals who may be interested.
http://www.lasalle.edu/ employment-opportunities/ employment-opportunity-single/?id=878

Inclusive Excellence Instruction Specialist Position - Cal Poly, SLO

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is seeking a very dedicated, passionate, current or former faculty member for the role of Inclusive Excellence Instruction Specialist. This specialist will provide leadership to faculty, departments, colleges, and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) staff to support instructional improvements to achieve campus diversity and inclusivity goals.

View the position Ad: [Inclusive Excellence Instruction Specialist_(Ad_12.18.17)]

*Cal Poly is committed to the inclusive excellence model and to meeting diversity learning objectives across the curriculum.
For more information, please email Mary Lou Youngblood, Executive Recruiter, mayoungb@calpoly.edu.

Windward School (HS) Biology Teaching Job

Windward School, a grade 7-12 college-preparatory independent day school in vibrant West Los Angeles, seeks an experienced and innovative educator to join a collaborative forward thinking faculty. Windward faculty and administrative leaders continually seek best practices and educational initiatives to help our students and faculty pursue their passions, engage in cutting edge work, and lead meaningful lives.

Windward’s mission, as a college-preparatory school, is to challenge each student to achieve academic excellence in a nurturing environment. Windward teachers, parents, and administrators work as a team to encourage each student to be responsible, caring, well-informed, ethical, and prepared, and well balanced young adults.

Our Science Department is looking for a dynamic teacher to join their collaborative team. The successful candidate will ideally have teaching experience at both the Middle and Upper School levels, possess an advanced degree in biology or similar, and be passionate about the subject matter.  Available teaching responsibilities will most likely include some subset of Biology, AP Biology, Bio Engineering and Environmental Science courses.  Our department embraces an active learning model across disciplines and we pride ourselves in putting the most advanced and relevant technologies in the hands of our students and teachers.

All interested candidates should send a resume, three letters of recommendation and a letter of interest to Dr. David Unger, Director of Recruitment at dunger@windwardschool.org.

UCLA Postdocs Longitudinal Investment in Faculty Training (UPLIFT) Program

NIH IRACDA Postdoctoral Scholar Positions at the University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship Opportunity: UCLA Postdocs Longitudinal Investment in Faculty Training (UPLIFT)

The UCLA Postdocs Longitudinal Investment in Faculty Training (UPLIFT) program at UCLA supports postdoctoral scholars in the biomedical sciences who have a demonstrated interest in teaching, research, mentoring, and supporting diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. UPLIFT combines a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to develop academic skills, including teaching, with pedagogical training provided through workshops and courses, as well as faculty mentored teaching assignments at our partner institution, California State University Los Angeles (CSULA). The program is expected to facilitate the progress of postdoctoral candidates toward research and teaching careers in academia.

The program is sponsored through Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA), supported by the division of NIGMS at NIH. A major goal of IRACDA is to produce a workforce in STEM with a strong commitment to teaching diverse undergraduates, particularly at institutions that have a history of training students underrepresented in higher education. In addition to motivating the next generation of scientists at our partner institution, another goal of IRACDA, and more specifically our UPLIFT program, is to foster interactions between UCLA and CSULA faculty that can lead to further collaborations in research and teaching.

The UPLIFT program invites prospective applicants in the biomedical sciences to apply. These postdoctoral awards are for up to three years of support.  Typically, the UCLA research mentor pays the first year and UPLIFT pays years 2-4.

To apply for UPLIFT, please visit our program website: https://ceils.ucla.edu/uplift/program-application/

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