Lecturer, California Ecology and Conservation
University of California, Santa Cruz
The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a qualified instructor to teach an entirely field based upper-division course in ecological methods and conservation: California Ecology and Conservation. The course will be offered in the spring, summer, and fall quarters. Each course offering consists of 7 weeks entirely in the field at UC Natural Reserves, which constitutes a full-time appointment. Outstanding candidates with experience in teaching university-level courses in ecology, biology, botany, field methods, zoology, natural history, and/or field-based courses in the natural sciences are encouraged to apply.
Fall, spring and summer duties
The successful candidate will be responsible for co-teaching the course with one other instructor. The course will be assigned a TA and two course logistical support staff to assist with food preparation, equipment and gear organization, etc.
During winter quarter, when the course in not being taught, the candidate will be assigned miscellaneous duties (which constitute a full-time appointment) that may include the following: coordinate courses on specific reserves for summer course trips; develop and compile additional course materials; hire logistical support staff for future course offerings; develop program and website content; serve as undergraduate mentor for students (e.g. assist students with scientific writing of data generated while in the field); review student applications; plan future projects and field trips; work with other universities to promote the course; handling various course logistics (e.g. coordinate vehicles, pay invoices, etc.); and travel to other UC campuses and UC Natural Reserves to promote the course.
Minimum annual salary $61,946; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Biology or related field and a demonstrated record of university-level teaching experience.
Winter Quarter 2018
Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 29, 2018.
Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching, and three confidential letters of recommendation* that evaluate the candidate’s teaching ability. Applicants may also submit teaching evaluations (a maximum of three will be accepted) and sample course materials, such as syllabi, handouts, etc. (a maximum of three will be accepted). Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Refer to Position #JPF00489-18T in all correspondence.