Chemistry and Biochemistry: Assistant Teaching Professor (Open until filled; initial review

University of California Santa Cruz
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 29, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Chemistry and Biochemistry: Assistant Teaching Professor (Open until filled; initial review 11/10/2020)

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California (UC), Santa Cruz invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor. The primary focus of this position is teaching and professional activities for first-year general chemistry. The successful candidate should be a skilled instructor who possesses innovative ideas for instructional initiatives and has familiarity with existing learning assessment methodologies and pedagogies. As a member of the Academic Senate, the successful candidate will be an important resource for undergraduate curriculum development and will participate in university and departmental committees as needed for effective teaching and laboratory safety enforcement. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to understanding issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as best practices for ensuring all students in a diverse community are being supported, have excellent teaching ability and will collaborate with faculty, coordinate with academic support groups, pursue education research and/or knowledge development in chemistry and closely related fields, provide coordination for evidence-based teaching methods and be a resource for innovative teaching practices. The successful candidate must demonstrate professional achievement and intellectual leadership through publication, creative accomplishments, or other professional activity.

UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who share these values. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family students. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and describe their experience and future plans to promote equity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and professional activities. These can take a variety of forms such as, but not limited to, effective pedagogical strategies used for the educational advancement of students in underrepresented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of access and equal opportunity in education; and participation in activities that support the recruitment, retention, and success of scholars and students. Activities promoting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important university service during the faculty promotion process.

Assistant Teaching Professor (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment)
The Assistant Teaching Professor title confers the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate, and has the payroll title “Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment” (LPSOE). An LPSOE is eligible for promotion to ``Security of Employment'', which is analogous to tenure.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).

Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field; record of teaching; record of professional achievement and activity. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by June 30, 2021.

Contingent on budgetary authorization, July 1, 2021, with the academic year beginning in September 2021. Degree requirements must be met by June 30, 2021 for employment effective July 1, 2021.

Applications are accepted via the UC Santa Cruz Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00931-21 in all correspondence.

Initial applicant screens will focus only on these elements - Teaching Statement and the Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Please review the guidelines on the elements of a good diversity statement and the search committee's rubric for assessing diversity statements. See:

Reference Requirement
Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation, two of which must be from experienced instructors**. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

**All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UC Santa Cruz's confidentiality statement at

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 10, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

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