Academic Administrator III - UCLA Undergraduate Minor in Biomedical Research University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04812 Recruitment Period Open July 24th, 2019 through Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
UCLA Undergraduate Minor in Biomedical Research ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATOR III
Summary (1) Develop and implement inquiry-based laboratory courses for undergraduate students, including preparation of manuscripts for publication of student-generated research data; (2) expand teaching capacity, as needed, for existing courses; (3) provide crucial guidance to students seeking lab placements and broker the arrangements between faculty and students; and (4) enhance our ability to disseminate our results internally and externally and compete effectively for extramural funding. The incumbent reports to the Director of the UCLA Undergraduate Minor in Biomedical Research, an interdisciplinary minor, housed within the Division of Life Sciences and overseen by a Faculty Advisory Committee comprised of faculty members from the biomedical sciences in both the College and the School of Medicine.
Approve admission of students to the minor.
Manage the placement of undergraduates in laboratories that best suit their interests.
Manage mechanisms to provide individual career advice and mentoring to students to facilitate their acceptance and transition to postgraduate programs (MD, MSTP, PhD).
Monitor research laboratory training programs to ensure high standards of excellence.
Identify sources of and assist in application for external funding.
Participate in dissemination of program activities and outcomes through the preparation of scholarly manuscripts for publication, development of online resources, and presentation at professional conferences.
Develop new vehicles for intramural and extramural outreach.
Flexibility to develop programs and activities that align with and enhance the vision of the Biomedical Research Minor.
Teach additional offerings of lower or upper division courses as needed.
Participate in development of new courses that introduce students to the process of research and scientific inquiry.
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in a life science discipline (Biology, Microbiology, Developmental Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Genetics or other related field); experience in undergraduate mentorship or teaching at a university level; demonstrated skill in teaching undergraduate research-based laboratories at a university level or ability to conduct undergraduate seminars based on current biomedical research; experience mentoring undergraduate students in issues related to biomedical research. Experience with innovative teaching methodologies essential. Must have ability to develop and lead inquiry-based laboratory courses. Experience with genetic model systems highly preferred. Applicants with Drosophila expertise are strongly encouraged to apply.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 12-month appointment.
JOB LOCATION Los Angeles, CA
REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENTS: 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. Statement of Research (Optional) Misc. / Additional (Optional)
REFERENCES: Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.
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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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.