#UCDavis Evolution & Ecology Lecturer w/ Potential for Security of Employment Search

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DEPARTMENT OF EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY

LECTURER with Potential for

Security of Employment (LPSOE)

The Department of Evolution and Ecology (EVE) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). Faculty in LPSOE positions are eligible for promotion to Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE), the equivalent of tenure for ladder rank faculty. LPSOE/LSOE faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education and on the scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching methods. We are interested in the following areas: Ecology, Evolution, Phylogenetics, Genetics, Genomics, and General Education courses on topics related to these areas.

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching lower, and possibly upper division undergraduate biology classes, as well as biology-based General Education courses for non-biologists. S/he will be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning by having a research program in biological science education, assessment strategies, or an academic discipline, and by working with other faculty and LPSOE’s within the college to develop, implement, and assess course learning objectives and new pedagogical methods.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or science education, experience conducting scientific research in ecology, evolution, genetics, genomics or phylogenetics, preferably with postdoctoral training in teaching, education, or scientific research. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas as related to life sciences education: teaching undergraduate classes, use of evidence-based teaching practices, use of modern instructional technology including virtual models, online media in instruction, the ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations, conducting life sciences education research, as consistent with a successful discipline-based education research program. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by October 1, 2015 to be assured full consideration. We are hoping to interview in December. Applicants should submit materials online at: kmartinez, and the faculty contact is Gail Patricelli, gpatricelli. More information on the EVE department and the College of Biological Sciences is available online: (http://www-eve.ucdavis.edu/; http://biosci.ucdavis.edu/index_js.html)

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UC Davis is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.

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About Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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