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Assistant Professor of Teaching

Company: University of California-Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: October 11, 2020

Job Description:

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: October 1st, 2020

Next review date: Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

DESCRIPTION

As part of UC Davis commitment to hire faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research and service that address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the College of Biological Sciences announces an Assistant Professor of Teaching faculty position in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. Professors of Teaching are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods. The successful applicant will teach both lower and upper division undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses within the NPB major. They will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, work with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives, and develop a successful discipline-based educational research program.

As one of the country s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional teaching, educational research and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self- identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. The successful candidate will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population.

Applicants track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

The official title of the position is Lecturer with the Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). LPSOEs are Academic Senate faculty members eligible for promotion to Security of Employment, which is analogous to tenure.

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in Biological Sciences or related disciplines and experience teaching college-level biology courses.

Preferred Qualifications
Documented success in some or all of the following areas:
* Teaching large undergraduate classes.
* Experiential learning.
* Use of evidence-based teaching practices.
* Use of modern instructional technology including virtual classrooms and online environments.
* Ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations.
* Experience conducting education research.

Application Requirements
Application packages should be submitted online through https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03792 and include a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, a description of your research background (not to exceed two pages), statement of current and proposed teaching and science education plans (not to exceed four pages), and a statement describing your past experience in and future plans for activities that promote diversity, equity and inclusion (not to exceed two pages). Applicants should also arrange to have three referees submit supporting letters online at the above website.

We strongly recommend that all candidates visit our website dedicated to this search for additional information about how their application materials, including their Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will be assessed carefully by the Search Committee in the screening and review process. For questions regarding this process, the Faculty contact is William DeBello at wmdebello@ucdavis.edu and the Administrative contact is Dianna Smith at NPBSearch@ucdavis.edu.

Our Commitment
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. In 2019, over 40% of undergraduate students were first generation, with roughly 30% of students coming from underrepresented minority groups across California (discover more statistics here). Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by faculty who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our recently developed Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our new strategic plan: To Boldly Go, our Principles of Community, the strategic plan at the UC Davis Health System (UCDHS) through Our Path Forward, the Office of Academic Affairs Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. The Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan. The University has taken many steps to uphold these goals and visions, which are outlined through this timeline.

The University
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.

The University of California, Davis, has been recognized in the Times Higher Education World Reputation rankings for 2020, ranking 55th among the top ranked universities by reputation. UC Davis was ranked 104th out of 1,000 universities worldwide in the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, the largest academic ranking of global universities. UC Davis is ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and 11th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. Forbes Magazine named UC Davis the #1 University in its list of The 13 Most Important STEM Colleges for Women. Forbes also ranked UC Davis as 52nd among the Best Employers for Diversity. The university houses four colleges and six professional schools, with 101 graduate programs, and receives over $845 million annually in research funding.

UC Davis is home to an inclusive group of academically excellent and diverse student population. About 42% of Fall 2019 undergraduates were first generation students, 78% are California residents, 60% are female, and 35% are Receiving Pell Grants. About 56% of incoming undergraduate students are STEM majors. The university welcomes more than 10,000 international student scholars, faculty, and researchers to campus, representing over 140 countries across six continents.

UC Davis is third among top U.S. colleges for "doing the most for the American Dream" for our commitment to economic diversity (College Access Index, New York Times 2017) and is ranked 17th among best Colleges as an affordable school that produces results (Money Magazine 2016). The university is also ranked 17th in best colleges for veterans

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