UCLA Collaboratory Fellow Award Program

The Collaboratory Fellow Award program is a prestigious funding mechanism available to postdocs and project scientists conducting research in computational biology and bioinformatics.

Postdoctoral fellow awards are given to a select group of scientists who have expert bioinformatics skills, a track record in collaboration and mentoring, and an aptitude and interest in developing further teaching experience.

The Collaboratory Fellow Award responsibilities are designed to provide career development opportunities that are complementary to those of their host laboratory, namely in developing a collaborative network and broadening research impact and training; and also in developing a track-record in teaching. Fellow Awards are typically in the amount of $12,500 and made for a renewable six-month period according to the University fiscal year calendar (Jan 1 – Jun 30; Jul 1 – Dec 31).

As of October 17, 2019, we are accepting applications for the January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 6-month period!

The application deadline is Friday, November 30, 2019.

To apply e-mail collaboratory@ucla.edu the following materials:

  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • 2-page research proposal
  • 1-page teaching proposal
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A letter from the sponsoring UCLA PI

Collaboratory Fellow Award Renewals

To renew your current award, email collaboratory@ucla.edu the following materials:

  • Self statement including research summary of the past year with publications and summary of teaching evaluations
  • Supporting letter from PI

Visit website for more information!
https://qcb.ucla.edu/collaboratory/qcb-postdoctoral-fellows/

Job Opportunities

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology - Davidson College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology 

Davidson College

The Davidson College Biology Department invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position inorganismal biology and biostatistics, beginning 01 July 2019. The area of specialization is open and may include physiology, evolution, ecology, behavior, conservation biology, or related fields.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology (or related field) by July 2019, ability and interest in teaching biostatistics, and teaching experience in introductory organismal biology. We seek an individual with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, which includes fostering inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. The annual teaching load is five courses over two semesters, which may be met through a combination of an introductory organismal biology course (BIO112/114) plus lab, biostatistics (BIO240), and the possibility of offering of an upper-level organismal/ecological biology course plus lab/field component in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Apply online only at http://employment.davidson.edu. Position is open until filled; review of applications begins 05 January 2019. Application materials include a detailed cover letter with discrete sections describing: 1) teaching philosophy, 2) research interests, and 3) how teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, a CV, and names and contact information of references.

Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty members enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and outstanding research facilities. A collegial, respectful atmosphere honors academic achievement and integrity, upholds educational excellence, encourages student-faculty collaborative research, and prioritizes inclusive pedagogy.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

See https://www.davidson.edu/news/biology-news/181030-two-year-visiting-assistant-professor-of-biology-in-organismal-biology-and-biostatistics- for more details.

Instructor in Microbiology - Oregon State University

POSITION

Instructor in Microbiology. The Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time, 12 month renewable position. The appointment is intended to be a long-term professional teaching position with opportunities for promotion and advancement. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the departmental undergraduate teaching and academic advising program. Instructors in the Department of Microbiology contribute to the continued innovation of the department’s undergraduate curricula and academic programs and participate in faculty governance. Apply by 10 December 2018 for full consideration; closing date: 15 January 2019; start date: 1 February, 2019.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in the Microbiology and BioHealth Sciences majors delivered through the Department of Microbiology, at a level of about 10 courses per year. Instruction is delivered throughout the year in a variety of formats, including lecture, laboratory, distance learning, and experiential. The assignment includes in the form of lecture courses, laboratory courses (including courses with combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment), and Ecampus (online) courses, as needed. Course assignments may include BHS 323 Microbial Influences on Human Health, BHS 329 Mechanisms of Disease, BHS 316 Principles of Immunology, MB 302 General Microbiology, MB 303 General Microbiology Laboratory and involvement in orientation, capstone and professional development courses, as well as the Writing Intensive Curriculum (WIC). The successful candidate is also expected to provide academic advising to about 75-100 undergraduate BHS or MB majors, provide assistance to help student reach their educational goals, promote the learning goals of BioHealth Sciences or Microbiology majors through experiential activities, supervise and train graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants, participate in educational outreach activities, and serve on departmental and institutional committees. Contribution to an inclusive department-wide culture of providing equal learning opportunities to students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles is expected.

QUALIFICATIONS

The position requires a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in microbiology or a related field, one year of instructional or teaching experience, and demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing equal opportunity and diversity. Preferred qualifications are formal experience in teaching in large lecture and online formats, in teaching a laboratory class, in undergraduate academic advising, experience or interest in teaching scientific writing, participation in
community outreach events or in experiential learning activities for students, as well as research or professional experience in a medically-related field of microbiology.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/, posting P02544UF

Provide:
1. CV/resume
2. Cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position (1 page).
3. Statement of your teaching and advising philosophy.
4. A list detailing your teaching experience. Please be sure to include the following: 1) each class taught, 2) the level of the class (undergraduate, graduate, combined), 3) term/year offered, 4) where offered, 5) type of class (lecture, lab, recitation, etc), 6) number of students in class, 7) format of class (on-campus, online, both), 8) teaching role for the class (primary instructor, co-instructor, GTA, etc), 9) details about contribution to class development/design. (Upload as “Other Document 1”)____________
5. Document describing how your teaching philosophy and practices promote diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion in the classroom and broader community (1 page)
6. Names and contact information of three professional references, their email addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.
Screening Criteria that will be used by the Search Committee
Required
1. Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in microbiology or related field
2. One year of instructional or teaching experience
3. Demonstrated commitment to enhancing and promoting equal opportunity and diversity
Preferred
1. Formal experience in teaching in a large lecture format
2. Formal experience in teaching a laboratory class
3. Formal experience in teaching an online course
4. Formal experience in undergraduate academic advising
5. Experience or demonstrated interest in teaching scientific writing
6. Participation in community outreach event or in experiential learning activities for students
7. Research or professional experience in medically-related field of microbiology
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Assistant/Associate Professors in Department of Biology - Baylor University

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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution,
consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to
Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching,
research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier-one research
institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro
Futuris (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/), and academic strategic plan, Illuminate
(www.baylor.edu/illuminate). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral
programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.
Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty positions within the Department of Biology:

Assistant Professor in Global Change Biology

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences (www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/) seeks
applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) faculty position in Global Change Biology with
emphasis on freshwater ecosystems. We seek candidates whose work is advancing our understanding of
how climate change, landscape/waterscape transformations, species interactions, or biological invasions
are affecting coupled human-natural systems at local, regional and/or global scales. Successful candidates
will be expected to contribute to the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) and
emerging and existing university-wide initiatives in Global Health or Tropical Disease Biology, as
appropriate for their research focus. The successful candidate will develop a vibrant, independent, and
externally-funded research program with a record of refereed publications in high quality journals;
contribute strongly to research; collaborate with faculty across many disciplines at the University; mentor
and support graduate students; integrate undergraduates into research; and teach at both the graduate and
undergraduate levels. Service to the University, community, and profession is expected.

The Department of Biology has 20 graduate faculty and is in a period of expansion with three concurrent
tenure-track searches underway. Our graduate programs in the areas of 1) Ecology, Evolution, and
Organismal (EEO) Biology, and 2) Cell, Molecular, Health and Disease (CMHD) Biology are growing
rapidly and we have received significant investment from the University to increase our research
capabilities. These disciplines are also being bridged by a Departmental emphasis on global health,
including the development of a 4+1 BS/MS Biology of Global Health program to complement our current
undergraduate, MS, and PhD programs in Biology. The successful candidate will have office and
laboratory space in the Baylor Sciences Building, a 500,000 ft2 state-of-the-art structure equipped with
research labs, teaching technologies, and shared analytical facilities including the: Molecular Biosciences
Center, Mass Spectrometry Center, Center for Microscopy and Imaging, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
(NMR) facility, and the Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research (BEAR) facility.

Visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/ for more details about this position or contact the Search Committee Chair,
Dr. Thad Scott at GlobalChange_Biology@baylor.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning
10/1/2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please electronically submit a letter
of application, a 1-2 page research plan, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae,
transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three persons willing to provide letters of
recommendation in one PDF file through the iApply application system at our Human Resources site:
https://jobs.baylor.edu/. Finalists for this position will be required to submit official transcripts for the
doctoral degree in advance of a campus visit.

Assistant Professor in Comparative Mammalian Physiology

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences
(www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/) seeks applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position
(Assistant Professor) in the area of comparative mammalian physiology. We are specifically
seeking a candidate whose research is relevant to human disease and health with training in
vertebrate physiology including (but not limited to) integrative physiology, metabolic
physiology, environmental physiology, endocrinology or stress physiology. Successful
candidates will show a strong record of innovative and integrative research or future potential
and will be expected to establish a competitive and externally funded research program that
contributes to broader departmental goals as well as emerging and existing university-wide
initiatives in Global Health. Further, this candidate will contribute to service and leadership
within the department, the university, and the scientific community. The Department of Biology
has 20 graduate faculty and is in a period of expansion with three concurrent tenure-track
searches underway. Our graduate programs in the areas of 1) Ecology, Evolution, and
Organismal (EEO) Biology, and 2) Cell, Molecular, Health and Disease (CMHD) Biology are
growing rapidly. This comparative mammalian physiology position is a position critical to the
ongoing research success of both our EEOB and our CMHD faculty members in Biology as well
as various other departments. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be
submitted by 11/01/2018. Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field
of study. Salary and rank is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/1/2018 and will be accepted until the position is
filled. Visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/ for more details about this position or contact the Search
Committee Chair, Dr. Stephen Trumble, at Mammalian_Physiology@baylor.edu. To apply,
please electronically submit a letter of application, a 1-2 page research plan, a 1-2 page teaching
philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three
persons willing to provide letters of recommendation as a single PDF file through the iApply
application system at our Human Resources site: https://jobs.baylor.edu/. Finalists for this
position will be required to submit official transcripts for the doctoral degree in advance of a
campus visit.

Associate or Full Professor in Cancer Biology / Immunology

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences
(www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/) invites applications for an Associate to Full Professor faculty
position in Cancer Biology or Immunology. Successful candidates will have established an
internationally-recognized research program. Applicants must provide evidence of significant
research productivity sustained through external funding and demonstrated by an excellent
publication record.

Faculty are expected to participate in Baylor University’s mission and to demonstrate
commitment to service in the larger community. The successful candidate is expected to develop
their internationally recognized research program, sustain external funding, publish in major
journals, and excel in teaching and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The rank
and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition to faculty labs, the
University houses state-of-the-art instrumentation, including centers for microscopy and
imaging, mass spectrometry, and molecular biosciences. Additional University resources include
the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), a high-capacity research computing
core, as well as the Synthesis and Drug-Lead Discovery Laboratory.
Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/1/2018 and will be accepted until the position is
filled. Visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/ for more details about this position or contact the Search
Committee Chair, Dr. Myeongwoo Lee at CancerBiology_Immunology@baylor.edu. To apply,
please electronically submit a letter of application, a statement of current and planned research (4
pages maximum), a statement of teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, transcripts, and
the names and email addresses of three persons willing to provide letters of recommendation as a
single PDF file through the iApply application system at our Human Resources site:
https://jobs.baylor.edu/. Finalists for this position will be required to submit official transcripts
for the doctoral degree in advance of a campus visit.

Regular Lecturer in Biology

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences (www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/) seeks
applications for a Lecturer in Biology. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position, eligible to
progress toward Senior Lecturer rank. Teaching responsibilities include multiple sections of
undergraduate courses, including genetics and introductory biology. We seek an individual who has a
well-established track record of developing student-centered learning activities for lecture and innovative
curricula for lab courses. Candidates will be expected to promote a culture of discovery through
excellence in teaching. Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm to include their research expertise in
teaching through the development of both independent and course-based undergraduate research
opportunities that include collaborative activities with other faculty members.

Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/1/2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Candidates must have a doctorate in a field of biology. Salary and rank will be commensurate with
experience and qualifications. Visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/ for more details about this position or contact
the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Mark Taylor at BioLecturerSearch@baylor.edu. To apply, please
electronically submit a letter of application, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae,
transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three persons willing to provide letters of
recommendation as a single PDF file through the iApply application system at our Human Resources site:
https://jobs.baylor.edu/. Finalists for this position will be required to submit official transcripts for the
doctoral degree in advance of a campus visit.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Science and Math Education Faculty Cluster Hiring at the University of Utah

This initiative involves all four departments in the College of Science (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy) as well as the College of Education.  For the 2018-19 academic year, they are seeking applicants who would be placed in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics & Astronomy.

For more information on this initiative, please visit the search website (https://csme.utah.edu/2018-search/) or contact the search coordinator, Emily Gaines (emily.gaines@utah.edu).

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 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.

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/

Career Resources

[Resource] Science Magazine – 2018 Career Handbook
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