Part-Time Instructor Pool – Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences

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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Job Posted Date: 
April 1, 2019
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UC Berkeley Extension, the professional and continuing education division at the University of California, Berkeley, is recruiting a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach undergraduate, professional, and continuing education courses in biological, chemical, and physical sciences. Positions may be available as early as spring 2020, but applications will be accepted through March 31, 2020 to fill ongoing needs.

Courses are offered online and on-site at various locations in Berkeley, San Francisco, Belmont, Oakland, Hayward, and Redwood City.

We are seeking qualified applicants who possess current subject matter expertise and/or teaching knowledge in the following courses:

Biology ● General Biology I lecture and lab (cell structure + function, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, metabolism, molecular genetics, classification, animal development, form + function) ● General Biology II lecture and lab (fungi + plant development, population genetics, ecology, conservation, origin of life, evolution, classification) ● Biochemistry ● Biology of Aging ● Biology of Human Cancer ● Biostatistics ● Cell Biology ● Developmental Biology ● Endocrinology ● Genetics ● Genomic or Personalized Medicine ● Hematology  ● Human Anatomy lecture and lab ● Human Nutrition ● Immunology ● Microbiology/Infectious Disease (Microbiology lab, Medical Microbiology lecture, Principles of Infectious Disease lecture) ● Molecular Biology ● Neuroscience ● Parasitology ● Pharmacology/Toxicology ● Physiology (Lecture/Lab: general human, Lecture Only: mammalian + systemic, cardiac + respiratory) ● Pathophysiology ● Physiology (Exercise) ● Stem Cell Biology ● Virology

Chemistry ● Chemistry lecture and lab (general/inorganic, organic) ● Clinical Chemistry

Physics ● General Physics lecture and lab

Job Requirements: 

Instructor duties include but are not limited to:

● Complete mandatory training programs by deadlines established by UC Berkeley. ● Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: updating and submitting syllabi using approved syllabus template; signing semester contract(s); communicating required texts and materials; communicating classroom technology and support needs. ● Make appropriate adjustments to continually improve the syllabus, curriculum and course materials. May be based upon programmatic and/or student feedback. ● Prepare and deliver course materials and design learning assessments. ● Design interactive and motivational classroom activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning. ● Stay current within the subject, discipline or field of practice. ● Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum. ● Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform. ● Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline/explain the grading policies for the course. ● Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner. ● Employ culturally competent and inclusive teaching methodologies in the classroom (including teaching non-native speakers and/or students with academic letters of accommodations for learning disabilities). ● Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes and assign grades. ● Post final student grades to the transcript system within two weeks of course completion. ● Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program Director as needed. ● Retain student records according to University policies.

How to Apply: 

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to For questions, please contact Carol Sirney at [email protected]. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

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