Lecturer in Biology - Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley, College of Letters & Science - Integrative Biology
United States

Lecturer - Biology - Integrative Biology


  • College of Letters & Science - Integrative Biology



Open date: October 10th, 2018
Last review date: October 24th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: October 11th, 2019

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.


The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time or full-time, temporary, non-tenure track Lecturer positions to teach IB courses as need arises. This pool will remain open until October 11, 2019 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for Fall semesters are usually reviewed in April, Spring semester appointments are reviewed in September, and Summer appointments are reviewed in January. If you wish to remain in the pool after October 11, 2019, you will need to reapply. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Positions may range from 15% to 100% depending on the number of courses taught and duties performed.


Teaching Responsibilities
We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, and large size seminar and/or laboratory courses in the broad subject areas listed below:

• Ecology
• Evolution
• Organismal Biology
• Integrative Human Biology


A full list of IB undergraduate courses can be found at http://ib.berkeley.edu/undergrad/courses.


Graduate courses are at http://ib.berkeley.edu/student/courses/grad.php.


General Duties
In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, creating and grading quizzes and/or exams, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and using a learning management system (e.g., bCourses at UC Berkeley, Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).


Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application): Advanced degree or enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time of application.


Additional Qualifications (by start date): A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in the biological sciences is required by the start date of the job. Experience teaching a college level course (previously employed as a graduate student instructor, teaching assistant, lecturer, etc.) of the biological sciences is also required.


Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity with a web-based learning management system for grading and classroom management is preferred.


Minimum starting annual full-time salary rate is $54,738. Salary to be commensurate with experience and education. Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer sessions teaching).


The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or other related areas.


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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


Application Process
To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01938. For more information, please send an email to ib_recruit@berkeley.edu.


Applicants must submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations of teaching, and the names and contact information of three references. One miscellaneous teaching document is optional. Please include career highlights in the cover letter that specifically address the subject matter of our courses. The CV should include teaching experience with a listing of dates, courses, units, and title (Lecturer, Graduate Student Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Guest Lecturer, etc.). Statement of Teaching Philosophy should be no more than three pages. Student evaluations of teaching should include all respondents (quantitative and qualitative). For those with considerable teaching experience, complete student evaluations of teaching from the last three courses taught will suffice. The cover letter, CV, and complete student teaching evaluations are very important. To receive full consideration, please ensure your application is complete by the time of review.


Letters of recommendation may be requested of finalists. If reference letters are later solicited by the Department, they will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.



Berkeley, CA



More information about this recruitment: https://ib.berkeley.edu/student/courses/gradindex.php



Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Three-page maximum.

  • Student Evaluations of Teaching - Evaluations must be complete, unedited, include name and date of course, instructor name, no. of respondents, quantitative scores with a key to the range, and all qualitative info (written comments). Evaluations from 3 most recent courses are sufficient.

  • Miscellaneous Teaching Document (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)



  1. Create an ApplicantID

  2. Provide required information and documents

  3. If any, provide required reference information

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