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

Lecturer - Molecular & Cell Biology - MCB 2018-2019


  • College of Letters & Science - Molecular & Cell Biology



Open date: November 5th, 2018
Next review date: December 17th, 2018

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: November 1st, 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 Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of full-time or part- time, temporary non-tenure track Lecturer positions to teach MCB courses as the need arises. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. Applicants will be selected from this pool for one calendar year, beginning with the Spring 2019 semester. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of MCB. Vacancies may arise during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.


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

• Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
• Cell & Developmental Biology
• Genetics, Genomics and Development
• Immunology and Pathogenesis
• Neurobiology


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


Minimum Basic Qualifications (by the time of application):
Laboratory Courses: A Master’s degree or equivalent international degree is required by the time of application.


Lecture Courses: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent international is required to teach a lecture course by the time of application.


Preferred Qualifications (by start date):


Lecture Courses: Documented experience in teaching one of the biological or life sciences at the college level.


Laboratory Courses: Completion of all Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) requirements except dissertation in a biological field or life sciences is also satisfactory.


Minimum annual full-time salary rate of $57,509. Salary will be commensurate with experience and percentage will be calculated based on number of lecture hours required. Some credit given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).


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. We encourage applicants from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education.


The Department is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas and is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC Berkeley through their work. The department is also interested in candidates who have an understanding of the barriers facing women and people of color in higher education. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students and staff who share our commitment to these principles.


Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. For more information, visit https://mcb.berkeley.edu/diversity


Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2019 to accommodate future course needs and new applicants. Appointments for fall semesters are usually reviewed in May, and finalists are selected once funding is confirmed for the next academic year. Spring appointments are reviewed in October. Reviews for Summer appointments are in January. Email questions to mcbsearch.committee@berkeley.edu.


Application Process
To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01953. Applicants must submit their most recently updated curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of teaching, a diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching and/or service, and provide the names and contact information of at least three references. An additional document to support your application is optional. Finalists will be notified if their references are contacted.


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



Berkeley, CA



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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional - Additional documentation to support your application 

Reference requirements
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  1. Create an ApplicantID

  2. Provide required information and documents

  3. If any, provide required reference information

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