QUANTITATIVE BIOLOGIST - Assistant Professor of Teaching

Description: The University of California, Davis invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching position in quantitative biology education. Professors of Teaching are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education and scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching methods. The official title is Lecturer with the Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). LPSOEs are eligible for promotion to “Security of Employment,” which is analogous to tenure. The position will reside in the Department of Evolution and Ecology and be affiliated with the planned interdisciplinary major in Quantitative Biology, which seeks to serve as a national model for quantitative biology education. The appointee will be expected to carry out a high-level teaching program focused on the development of innovative curricula and use of effective teaching methods in quantitative biology. The appointee also will be expected to conduct scholarly research, which for this position is expected to include rigorous development and assessment of teaching methods and curricula in quantitative biology. The appointee will teach four undergraduate courses per year, including Mathematics or Statistics courses enrolling biology students. The appointee will also provide service to the planned Quantitative Biology major and the Department of Evolution and Ecology. Service expectations include, but are not limited to, undergraduate quantitative biology curriculum development, administration, and assessment, as well as outreach activities promoting the planned Quantitative Biology major. Academic scholarship expectations include dissemination of educational findings at a national level through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, and the potential to attract extramural funding to support this scholarship. In addition, the appointee should be committed to mentoring and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.

UC Davis, located approximately one hour from the San Francisco Bay area, has a large and highly collaborative community of Teaching Professors within the College of Biological Sciences and throughout the larger campus, a strong history of interdisciplinary educational initiatives in STEM fields, and a nationally renowned Center for Educational Effectiveness that together provide an excellent environment for work in quantitative biology education.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received by November 30, 2020.

For questions about the position, please contact Mark Goldman (msgoldman@ucdavis.edu) or Sebastian Schreiber (sschreiber@ucdavis.edu).

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