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Academic Coordinator

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The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Davis invites applications for the position of Academic Coordinator for BIS10 and MIC103L, effective March 1, 2018. Primary duties of the position are training and supervising graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) to lead the discussion sections associated with the biology and general education course for nonmajors entitled Everyday Biology (BIS 10) and training and supervising TAs to lead laboratory sections of the large, multiple section microbiology laboratory for non-majors (MIC103L). The Academic Coordinator will also assist the instructors with the administrative aspects of both courses. As an Academic Coordinator for BIS10, the successful candidate will be responsible for the BIS10 discussion section, which provides GE writing credit for the enrolled students. The academic coordinate will oversee TA selection; train TAs on how to evaluate student writing assignments; manage course enrollment and course website; and answer student emails concerning administrative details such as clicker registration, textbook website registration, problems with the course website. In addition, as an Academic Coordinator for MIC103L, the candidate will oversee TA selection for MIC103L, train TAs on lab safety, manage course enrollment and course website, and answer student emails concerning administrative details. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of modern biology relating to prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, a deep interest in teaching methods and effective teaching, and excellent writing skills. Experience teaching a large multi-section introductory microbiology lab is an essential qualification. Good administrative and management skills are also important, as is a willingness to learn computer database and web page management. An expanded job description is available at The nine-month appointment begins in the 2017-18 academic year, for 2 years (with possibility of renewal).

Candidates should submit the following materials, online, at (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae

While submitting their application online, candidates will request three letters of recommendation to be submitted online from references.

Closing date: For full consideration completed applications must be received by December 1, 2017. This position will be opened until filled through March 1, 2018.

Qualifications: a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or a related field, along with a demonstrated understanding of modern biology, including recent advances in microbiology and molecular genetics; the willingness to keep abreast of scientific change; excellent writing and communication skills; experience teaching a large multi-section introductory microbiology lab; demonstrated interest and expertise in instruction; demonstrated knowledge of modern methods of pedagogy and assessment; excellent interpersonal and administrative skills; excellent time management skills.

In compliance with federal and state laws and University policy, the College of Biological Sciences will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, medical condition, or against disabled veterans or veterans of the Vietnam era. This position will be located in the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics.

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Davis, CA

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

  • Letter of Application

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required