Job Ad: Temporary Academic Coordinator – Introductory Biology UCSB

Subject: Job Ad: Temporary Academic Coordinator – Introductory Biology UCSB

The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (EEMB; at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a Temporary Academic Coordinator position, at the rank of Academic Coordinator I.

The Academic Coordinator assists in administering course activities in the Introductory Biology Program consisting of a laboratory course and one or two lecture courses each quarter. These courses have enrollments of approximately 800-1100 students each quarter.

The Academic Coordinator will provide logistical assistance to the operation of both lecture and lab courses. This includes scheduling of lectures, exams and laboratories, production of syllabi, maintaining the course web sites, and honors sections. Additionally, the Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Program Manager in scoring of lecture and laboratory exams, and distribution of teaching materials to faculty.
The Coordinator will be included in lab planning, assisting with weekly training sessions, the preparation and maintenance of supporting documentation of all quarterly lab expenditures, manage inventory of all equipment and lab consumables, and coordinate repair and maintenance service for all lab equipment.

The Coordinator will work closely with and report to, the Academic Coordinator II but must be capable of all duties with a minimum amount of supervision.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to integrate material from different parts of the Introductory Biology course(s) and understand how they relate to one another by providing evidence of previously managing an instructional program in the biological sciences. Candidates with prior experience coordinating and managing large (several hundred
students) Lecture / Laboratory courses in biology are preferred.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree. This position will start as soon as possible and will be for an initial period of one year with the possibility of an additional year. Electronic applications (including a cover letter, CV and contact info only of 3 references) should be submitted to:

For Full consideration, please apply by 02/16/18. Thereafter, position will be open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.