Lecturer for Life Sciences Core Education - LS 110 - Winter/Spring 2021 University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05923
Life Sciences Core Education Lecturer LS 110: Career Exploration in the Life Sciences
Overview of the Position:
The instructor will teach LS 110 for Winter and Spring quarters every year to Life Science majors. LS 110 is a 2-Unit upper division course and requires experience and knowledge of career development theory, resume and cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and current career market research.
? Instructor of record will teach this large upper division undergraduate course for approximately 100-200 students/quarter, which meets 1x week for 2 hours, using active learning and evidence based pedagogy. ? If teaching remotely, the course is structured to be offered on zoom, synchronously, weeks 1 and 6-10 and asynchronously for weeks 2-5. Instructor should be familiar with using zoom and responsive to students when the course is asynchronous. ? Hold required office hours (remote if necessary). ? Manage and train 3-4 graduate student readers each quarter to provide constructive feedback, encouragement and support to undergraduates, along with training in facilitating in class activities. ? Collaborate closely with Partnership UCLA to arrange and organize guest speakers for last 4-5 weeks of the quarter. ? Moderate panel of guest speakers. ? Support MBTI and Strong Interest interpretations, collaborate with the career center, support career center announcements of co-curricular and extracurricular events. ? Coordinate with the LS Core and Myers Briggs Company to organize MBTI and Strong interest inventories. ? Maintain Career Exploration Linked in Group.
Qualifications and Application Instructions:
The successful candidate must have a PhD in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) discipline, demonstrated training and experience in undergraduate education, and demonstrated ability to engage undergraduate students and facilitate active and collaborative learning, equitably. Teaching online is recommended, but not required. Comfort with one's own career development and self-reflection, in addition to mentoring and inspirational speaking skills demonstrated with strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with Career Center Counselors and Partnership UCLA staff, alumni and outside professionals; ability to be flexible and pay attention to detail while keeping in mind the overall mission of CEILS, the College, and the University.
The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Kennison, Interim Director of the Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS).
To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter expressing their interest in the position, curriculum vitae, a two-page teaching statement summarizing experience in undergraduate teaching at the university level that includes a description of pedagogical approaches used and experience with teaching online, a one-page diversity statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)
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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.