Assistant Director (Undergraduate Research Center - Sciences) University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06708
Under the supervision of the Undergraduate Research Center (URC)-Sciences Director, the Assistant Director is the primary manager and advisor for five undergraduate research and training programs: the Biomedical Sciences Enrichment Program (BISEP: a full time 6-week research training program for underrepresented students), the Clare Boothe Luce Scholars (a two year program for women in physical sciences and engineering), i2URP (a two year program for students interested in research careers that includes quarterly journal clubs), UC LEADS ( a UC-wide two year program for first generation physical sciences and engineering students) and the Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research or SPUR. The Assistant Director teaches the seminars focused on leadership and science communication for UC LEADS students. Teaching duties also includes a summer writing workshop series for SPUR, and molecular biology lectures and laboratory curriculum design and implementation for BISEP. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with staff to plan and implement campus events that showcase undergraduate research and promote research entry on the campus. Ultimately, the focus of this position is to support research experiences for undergraduates, including outreach, counseling and management of introductory and advanced research opportunities. Some grant writing and program assessment is required.
A doctoral degree in the sciences and post-doctoral research experience are essential. University-level teaching experience required. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience in student mentoring. We are looking for someone with the ability to work collegially with faculty and staff; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent written and presentation skills.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position salary range is $72,015 to $75,542.
Position remains open until filled. This is a full-time (100% time) position, with a projected September 2021 start date.
By August 20, 2021, interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter of application that specifically addresses the position's responsibilities and the required/preferred qualifications stated above, a current CV, a statement of interest in undergraduate research, a statement of experience in teaching, and the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, through the UCLA Academic Recruit portal: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF06708/
Applicants may upload the reference letters directly to the job application in the UCLA Academic Recruit system, or may provide the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of the references; the UCLA Academic Recruit system will send emails to individuals whose contact information was provided, requesting submission of the reference letter for the applicant. Regardless of the reference submission method used, all three letters of reference must be received by the closing date for the application to be considered complete.
We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.