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  • National Institute on Scientific Teaching

UC Irvine

UC Irvine seeks applications for the post of Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Biological Sciences. Teaching Professor Faculty are full members of the Academic Senate. Advancement in this series is based on excellence in teaching, research in the candidater specific discipline and/or pedagogy, and service. The candidate will contribute to the undergraduate teaching mission of the department, in part by teaching in the core microbiology lecture and lab courses. The candidate can also develop new and innovative lab and/or lecture courses. We expect that the candidate will play a prominent role in biology education research, working with teaching and research faculty to develop, implement and assess innovative pedagogical initiatives.

The School is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, offering support for the development of courses that incorporate evidence-based teaching practices, active learning strategies, and technologies that facilitate student engagement. The School is recognized as a national leader in increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities in the biomedical sciences ( and is firmly committed to the ideals of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Collaborative and interdisciplinary research is highly valued. We offer career partners program to meet the needs of dual-career academic partners, subsidized faculty and staff housing and a Mortgage Origination Program to facilitate the purchase of a home in the area. UC Irvine is located 10 minutes from the coast, and the city of Irvine is home to excellent parks, schools, and recreational facilities.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

The candidate are an outstanding scientist who holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology or a broadly related discipline, and who has innovative ideas for implementing and assessing evidence-based improvements to classroom and laboratory instruction. A teaching record at the university level is required (even if not specifically in Microbiology). Candidates with postdoctoral training and/or prior education research experience are preferred. Experience in any of the following areas is particularly sought:

  • teaching large undergraduate classes

  • applying evidence-based teaching practices including active learning and/or course-based undergraduate research experiences

  • using modern instructional technology

  • developing effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations

Information on the department is available at

The position will be open until filled. Review of applications will begin March 25, 2019.

Applications completed by April 19, 2019 will be granted full consideration. For application instructions, and to apply for the position, please go to

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