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Academic Coordinator I (50%) - EEOP Program

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $28.61 - $29.72.

Application Window

Open date: May 6, 2024

Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Aug 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Academic Coordinator I (50%)
Educational Enrichment and Outreach Programs
Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
University of California, Davis

The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, in the College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites applications for an Academic Coordinator (50%) position in EEOP.

Academic Coordinators are appointees who administer academic programs that provide service closely related to the teaching or research mission of the University. This service may be provided to academic departments, to organized research units, to students, or to the general public. Determination of the appropriate level for an appointment for an Academic Coordinator shall take into consideration such factors as program scope and complexity. The duties of an Academic Coordinator are primarily administrative. Individuals in an Academic Coordinator title who are assigned research or instructional duties are required to hold a dual title.

College of Biological Sciences - Educational Enrichment and Outreach Programs houses programs that serve undergraduates from marginalized communities. The EEOP Assistant Director provides general oversight and support for all aspects of current and future EEOP programs that serve lower division students (those in their first and second years). These include the EEOP flagship program, the Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP), and other affiliated lower division programs (currently the BUSP Research Component, the Advancing Diversity in Aging Research Program, and the Advancing Diversity in Neuroscience Program).


A. General Program Management - 30%

Responsible for all aspects of BUSP and BUSP-affiliated lower-division programs.

Supervise EEOP personnel who deliver BUSP curriculum and advising (EEOP Chemistry and Biology Specialists). Oversee the BUSP biology academic support curriculum.

Develop and distribute BUSP and BUSP-affiliated lower division program advertising materials and applications. Review applications and have final authority on selection of BUSP participants. Assist Director with reviewing and selecting BUSP-affiliated lower division program participants.

Facilitate student placement into faculty-supervised research laboratories (solicit faculty to act as laboratory sponsors, monitor student progress in laboratory research, arrange hiring and financial payment to participants).

In collaboration with EEOP staff, monitor student academic progress. Provide advice and guidance to students and connect students to campus resources when appropriate.

In consultation with the Director and Evaluator, identify problem areas and implement necessary corrections. Make strategic plans for program enhancements.

Maintain excellent working relationships with other campus units, particularly the Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers, the Internship and Career Center, the Undergraduate Research Center, and the Biology Academic Success Center (BASC).

Organize BUSP and BUSP-affiliated program activities and events.

B. Coordination of Courses and Curricula - 30%
In collaboration with the EEOP Biology Specialist, coordinate guest speakers and classroom activities for the BUSP first-year course, BIS 11 (2 units, fall quarter). Collaborate with course Instructor of Record and the EEOP Biology Specialist to refine the BIS 11 curriculum, including the syllabus, online resources for students, and student assessments. Coordinate invited guest speakers.

In collaboration with EEOP and other campus staff, coordinate classroom activities for the BUSP laboratory skills course, BIS 11L (1 unit, spring quarter). This course for first-year students, teaches basic laboratory skills that are transferable to research laboratories as well as upper-division laboratory courses, with the goals of improving the students’ research experience and their performance in laboratory course. Collaborate with course Instructor of Record to develop the syllabus, online resources for students, and student assessments.

Coordinate guest speakers and classroom activities for BIS 98 courses (1 unit, fall, winter, and spring quarters) This course series enhance the intellectual component of laboratory research by building critical skills such oral and written presentation abilities and accessing primary literature, share insights from laboratory research experiences, and form reinforcing academically-focused peer groups. Refine the syllabi and update online resources for students. Coordinate invited guest speakers.

Coordinate seminar series for BUSP-affiliated lower division programs (0 units, summer session 1 and fall quarter). Invite guest speakers, develop seminar schedules, communicate with speakers and student participants. These seminars provide students with insight into specific research fields (aging biology, cancer biology, neuroscience etc.) to assist their transition into research internships.

C. Administration - 25%
Assist EEOP Director with preparing grant reports and developing proposals for funding to appropriate granting agencies.

Assist EEOP Director with staff hiring, according to university and grantor requirements.

Complete yearly employee evaluations for supervised EEOP staff.

Assist with maintaining the EEOP website.

In collaboration with the EEOP Evaluator, track participant short- and long-term outcomes, assist with curating program data and maintenance of student records.

Provide guest lectures in university courses related to expertise; produce scholarly works or contribute to projects relevant to undergraduate research, education, and the plight of underrepresented, disadvantaged, and disabled students; engage in learning opportunities related to diversity.

Serve on university committees related to undergraduate education, research, diversity, governance or policy formulation; act as a liaison between regional elementary, middle, high schools, and community colleges and the University. Assist Director with outreach efforts to diverse students registered in a school site located in the Woodland Joint Unified School District in Woodland, CA.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Master’s degree in Biology or Life Science field and/or Master’s in Education.

Experience teaching and mentoring diverse undergraduates in life science majors, in both classroom and laboratory settings.

Acumen for working with a broad array of individuals, including undergraduate and graduate students, lab managers, postdoctoral fellows, campus staff, and faculty.

Familiarity with the obstacles faced by various undergraduate communities, and available support systems to foster academic success.

Familiarity with lower-division coursework required for life science majors.

Familiarity with educational and experiential requirements for admission to PhD, MD, DVM, MD/PhD, and DVM/PhD programs.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Ability to prioritize multiple competing deadlines.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Strong organizational skills.

Attention to detail.

Ability to work independently.

Effective interpersonal communication skills to maintain an effective, positive, and cooperative relationship with staff, students, faculty, co-workers, public and outside contractors.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

PhD in Biology or Life Science field.

Familiarity with NIH training and research and education grants.

Experience writing progress reports.

Experience administrating an academic program.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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