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Job Opportunities

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
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
FAX: 562-985-8878
Lab: Hall of Science, Room 12

Postdoc Position - Los Angeles County Sustainability Plan at UCLA

Working Title: Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Postdoctoral Scholar
Supervisor: Mark Gold, Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment & Sustainability; Casandra Rauser, Director, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge
Anticipated Percentage of Appointment: 100%
Anticipated Start Date: Pending, but expected April 1 or May 1, 2018

Job Summary Statement:
The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Postdoctoral Scholar will be an integral team member in the planning and development of Los Angeles County’s first-ever Sustainable County Plan. The postdoctoral scholar will lead the data collection and analysis for the Sustainable County Plan
with support from the core team, content experts, and a technical advisory committee. Data creation is not within the scope of this project. Tasks will include the review of the framework analysis and identification of data needs with county staff; data collection from county agencies, partner agencies, and other sources; data normalization, analysis, and synthesis; development of indicators and targets; data summary and indicator draft; data management and archiving of data and results; and a supportive role in the preparation and drafting of the sustainability plan. The Los Angeles Sustainable County Plan will cover the areas of energy and buildings; transportation; waste; water; open space, recreation, habitat and  biodiversity; air quality; housing; public health and well-being; economy and workforce development; and climate. The postdoctoral scholar will
have post-graduate training in the environment and urban sustainability, strong analytical skills that can be applied to a wide variety of environmental data, independence, strong writing ability, and will be highly skilled in Excel and general data management. Supervision of summer student workers assisting with data gathering and analyses will be required. The position is full time for 1 year. A technical and a more general writing sample will be required at the time of application.

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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 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 (

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 (  For more information on the department, see

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. employment-opportunities/ employment-opportunity-single/?id=878

Santa Monica College - Two Positions (See Details)

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Salary:  $61,183 – $127,482
Deadline:  March 27, 2018

Please click on the link below to review the detailed job bulletin.  


Salary:  $61,183 – $127,482
Deadline: March 28, 2018

Please click on the link below to review the detailed job bulletin.

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,

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

(2) Postdoctoral Scholar Position - Missouri Botanical Garden

Two postdoc positions are available in the Global Change Conservation Lab at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  Both positions focus on developing “next-generation” species distribution models that can use the vast amount of data that is typically discarded before analysis due to poor georeferencing, taxonomic uncertainty, and/or vague dating.

One position is for a statistical ecologist (already advertised) who would extend an existing Bayesian framework to handle “messy” data.  A background in Bayesian techniques and programming experience in Stan, JAGS, and/or BUGS is necessary.  The other position is for a spatial ecologist who would test and apply the technique to issues in biogeographical conservation.  For this position experience in species distribution modeling and/or population modeling plus programming is necessary.

Both positions are based at the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis, Missouri and available for two years.  Ideal start date is summer of 2018, though consideration can be made for applicants who would graduate at the end of the summer.  If you are interested in applying for both positions, just submit an application to either position and indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for both.  The deadline for applications is February 28th, 2018 with interviews expected in late March/early April.

Statistical Ecologist:
Spatial Ecologist:
Global Change Conservation Lab at the Missouri Botanical Garden:

UC Santa Cruz: HHMI Postdoctoral Scholar in Environmental DNA Research, Education, and Outreach

UC Santa Cruz department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) is recruiting one full-time postdoctoral scholar to perform environmental DNA (eDNA) research and science education outreach. The position is ideal for a candidate with a background in molecular biology. In collaboration with project partners in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at UC Los Angeles, the postdoctoral scholar will help establish a new education program called eSIE: environmental DNA for Science Investigation and Education, supported by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) jointly awarded to UCSC and UCLA. The scholar will work with a team of researchers and science education experts on eDNA research that connects to the eSIE program.

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UCLA: HHMI Postdoctoral Scholar in Environmental DNA Research and Science Education Research & Communication

UCLA department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) is recruiting one full-time postdoctoral scholar to perform environmental DNA (eDNA) research combined with science communication and discipline-based education research (DBER). The position is ideal for a candidate with a background in ecology and/or genetics as well as interest in curriculum development in undergraduate education. In collaboration with project partners in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at UC Santa Cruz, the postdoctoral scholar will help establish a new education program called eSIE: environmental DNA for Science Investigation and Education, supported by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) jointly awarded to UCSC and UCLA. The scholar will work with a team of researchers and science education experts on the eSIE program, and have the opportunity to publish in both scientific research and DBER fields.

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ASCB FRED Grant Writing Mentorship Program

ASCB FRED Grant Writing Mentorship Program – Accepting Applications
Application Deadline: March 25, 2018

The FRED (Faculty Research and Education Development) Program is a structured mentorship program designed to promote grant funding success for junior faculty or senior postdocs at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and other institutions with a strong commitment to recruiting students from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM to the field of cell biology and related fields.

Each early-career scientist will receive individualized structured help for one year, using extensive feedback from a senior faculty research mentor with a strong track record of grant funding, with the goal of preparing a highly competitive research or educational grant proposal for submission to the NSF, NIH, or comparable funding agency. The program is structured to facilitate regular communication between the mentors and mentees, as well as several opportunities for more intensive collaboration on proposal development.

For More information on the FRED program, visit the program website here.

Invitation to Apply for NRMN Facilitating Entering Mentoring

Invitation to Apply for NRMN Facilitating Entering Mentoring
April 12-13, 2018
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Professional Development

EnCorps STEM Teachers Program – INSPIRE The Next Generation of Scientists and Innovators

Join a Fellowship of more than 750 EnCorps Fellows across California making a profound impact by passing on their knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math to inspire the next generation. The EnCorps STEM Teaching Fellowship is a rigorous on-ramp and exploration of a teaching career – offering you the field experience, knowledge and connections to ensure you thrive. No experience required, just a desire to share your talent and passion with students.

Now accepting applications for our 2018 Cohort. Application deadline: April 13, 2018
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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:


Starting the Teaching Portfolio & Creating Inclusive Classrooms – TA Training Workshops

Join us for our initial Spring Quarter interactive TA Training Workshops during week 2, Tuesday, 4/10, from 4:00–5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 4/11, from 12:30–2:00 p.m. in Powell Library 285.

Tues., April 10, 4:00–5:30 p.m.: Starting the Teaching Portfolio
Teaching portfolios are a unique platform for graduate students to collect, assess, and present evidence that demonstrates teaching efficacy, even when not requested as part of an application. During this workshop, participants will learn how to structure and build a portfolio. We will practice how educators translate instructional experiences into strong portfolio entries, leading to concrete starting points for you to begin and maintain a teaching portfolio throughout your teaching career.

Wed., April 11, 12:30–2:00 p.m.: Creating Inclusive Classrooms
This workshop will cover relevant research from psychology and education that addresses strategies to proactively set norms supportive of an inclusive classroom, and to respond to moments of friction in class. The focus of this training is intentionally broad: it will touch on inclusive pedagogical practices with respect to race/ethnicity, language, gender, religion, ideology, ability, nationality, etc. Instructors will be explicitly encouraged to reflect on how these inclusive practices can be applied inside and outside of their classes.

Whether you are currently TAing or would like to TA in the future, please join us for our TA Training Workshops to learn new strategies and skills for the classroom. Registration is recommended, but not required; please click on Register Now! to reserve your spot today! 

Additional Events:

How Students Learn—Wednesday, April 18, 12:30–2:00 p.m.
Improved Communication for the Multicultural Classroom—Thursday, April 19, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
Teaching Humanities & Social Sciences Writing—Tuesday, April 24, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
Active Learning Strategies for STEM Discussion Sections—Wednesday, April 25, 12:30–2:00 p.m.
Assessment & Grading: Measuring Student Achievement in the Classroom—Wednesday, May 16, 12:30–2:00 p.m

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Coming up:

April 4 | 1p – [Online] I Completed My IDP… Now What?
April 4 | 2p – [Online] All-Network Teaching-As-Research Presentations
April 10 | 5-8p – BCLA Medtech Panel @ UCLA Anderson School of Business
April 18 | 2p – [Online] All-Network Teaching-As-Research Presentations
May 3 | 1p – [Online] Network Series: Digging Deeper: A Focus on Research Using Qualitative Design
May 10 | 1p – [Online] Network Series: Digging Deeper: A Focus on Research Using Qualitative Design
May 17 | 1p – [Online] Network Series: Digging Deeper: A Focus on Research Using Qualitative Design

Winter events for graduate students and postdocs from the Career Center.
Find a pdf copy of the schedule below here.