Instructor in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado Boulder Department in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
United States

Requisition Number:39892

Location:Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:Faculty


Date Posted:08-Jun-2022

Job Summary

The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a temporary Instructor at the working job class of Lecturer, to teach the Cell Biology Laboratory course (MCDB3140) in the Fall 2022 semester. 
The Cell Biology laboratory is a CURE (Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience) lab.  As such, the labs enable undergraduate students to participate in original research and to present their results at a CURE symposium every semester.  Currently, the labs are researching the expression of genes in Tetrahymena thermophile to determine their potential as mediators of the DNA damage response.  However, alternative topics may be suitable for this course.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields.  Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems.  The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom.  The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates.  Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur “Genius Award” winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  CU Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions. 
MCDB has 30 tenure track faculty and 8 instructors.  It offers a bachelor’s degree to 800 undergraduates and has 55 PhD students.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • This position includes a one hour lecture each week, supervising 10-12 graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants and overseeing 5-6 sections of the Cell Biology Lab for the fall 2022 semester.  Each lab section meets for 2 hours twice a week.  
  • Responsibilities also include preparing all materials for experiments, maintaining instruments, ordering supplies and being responsible for the overall research in the lab.

What You Should Know

  • This is a one semester position. The appointment will begin in August 2022, and terminate December 2022. 
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this full-time appointment is $26,160 - $29,430 for the semester.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Cell Biology or a related discipline.

What You Will Need

  • Experience as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate courses or as an Instructor for lecture-style and/or in lab courses.
  • A strong commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusive excellence and demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position. (1 page)
  3. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy, including your pedagogical philosophy and teaching-related goals. (1-2 pages) 
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for a reference. We will request a letter of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Daryl Kohlerschmidt

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