University of California, Riverside

Assistant Professor of Teaching (LPSOE) in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

The Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor position (also termed Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, LPSOE), beginning January, 2022.

The LPSOE series parallels that of the research-focused series but with emphasis on excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in this position are expected to provide outstanding teaching as well as to engage in professional activity and service related to the pedagogical mission of the university including leadership in maintaining UC’s academic excellence, facilitating student success and expanding learning opportunities for students beyond campus. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, tenure, paralleling security of employment. Demonstrated potential or established record for e!ective teaching and scholarly work in educational research is a preferred qualification.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field at the time of employment, with expertise in evolution, ecology, and organismal biology preferred. Duties will include teaching up to six 10-week undergraduate courses or course equivalents per year, aligning learning goals among sections of Introductory Biology courses, curriculum development for existing or new courses, innovation in undergraduate teaching, supervision of teaching assistants, conducting TA training, participation in program assessment, pedagogy, and other enrichment programs for the Biology major and collaborating with other faculty to align learning goals among replicate o!erings of the same course.


Applicants should submit the following online via

  • Cover Letter – Short cover letter describing background and interests
  • Curriculum Vitae – Most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Documentation of Teaching excellence – Links to instruction materials developed by candidate, teaching evaluations, online instructional segments
  • Statement of scholarly activities (which may include research with a pedagogical focus)
  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
  • Sample of Written Work – Representative publications/scholarly articles; at least one is required
  • Letters of Reference – Applicants should provide contact information for 3 confidential letters of reference

Review of applications will begin on June 17, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their completed application prior to the above date.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. David Reznick, Search Committee Chair, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, University of California, Riverside: For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Ms. Mary Stuart, Academic Personnel, at

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, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

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Last updated: 2021-04-24