Assistant Professor of Teaching

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The School of Biological Sciences at UCI is hiring an Assistant Professor of Teaching with the potential for security of employment. The faculty member will initially implement a dry laboratory experience coordinated with the first-year core biology undergraduate curriculum (Bio 93 – DNA to Organisms; Bio 94 – Organisms to Ecosystems). We seek a scholar who would be responsible for the development, deployment and assessment of this new first-year laboratory course for biology majors. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to effective teaching utilizing inclusive, data-driven pedagogies and an interest in pursuing discipline-based education research. We encourage applicants that are committed to inclusive excellence and that value a thriving, diverse and collaborative university culture. 


The position requires a Ph.D. in the life sciences and expertise in undergraduate biology education and pedagogy. Review of applications will begin June 27, 2021. For application instructions, and to apply for the position, please go to Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.


The UCI School of Biological Sciences is recognized as a national leader in the development of programs designed to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences ( and is firmly committed to the ideals of equity, diversity, and inclusion ( UCI is a Hispanic-Servin Institution, an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander – Serving Institution, and a charter member of the AAAS SEA Change initiative that supports institutional efforts to increase access and success for students, faculty and staff from groups marginalized in STEMM

( Programs are available to meet the needs of dual-career academic partners. Faculty are eligible for subsidized housing and a Mortgage Origination Program. UC Irvine ( is located 10 minutes from the coast, is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10 public universities, and has recently been designated the #1 university doing the most for the American dream. The city of Irvine is home to excellent parks, schools, entertainment opportunities, and a diverse citizenry.

Teaching Professor Faculty are full members of the Academic Senate. Advancement in this series is based on excellence in teaching, research in a specific discipline and/or pedagogy, and service. It is expected that the successful candidate will engage in undergraduate instruction, conduct biology education research, and collaborate with teaching and research faculty to develop, implement and assess innovative pedagogical initiatives.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.