Lecturer Positions in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of full-time or part-time, temporary non-tenure track Lecturer positions to teach MCB courses as the need arises. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. Applicants will be selected from this pool for one calendar year, beginning with the Spring 2017 semester. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of MCB. Vacancies may arise during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Teaching Responsibilities

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium and large size lecture, seminar and/or laboratory courses in the subject areas listed below:

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Genetics, Genomics and Development
  • Immunology and Pathogenesis
  • Neurobiology

General Duties

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), maintaining a course website, and using a learning management system( e.g. bCourses at UC Berkeley, Canvas, etc.).

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by the time of application):

Laboratory Courses: A Master's degree or equivalent degree in one of the life sciences is required by the time of application. Completion of all Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) requirements except dissertation in a biological field is also satisfactory.

Lecture Courses: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent degree in one of the life sciences is required to teach a lecture course by the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date):

Documented experience in teaching one of the biological sciences at the college level.


Minimum annual full-time salary rate of $54,737. Salary to be commensurate with experience. Some credit given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

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. We encourage applicants from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education.

Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2017 to accommodate future course needs and new applicants. Appointments for fall semesters are usually reviewed in May, and finalists are selected once funding is confirmed for the next academic year. Spring appointments are reviewed in October. Reviews for Summer appointments are in January. Email questions to mcbsearch.committee@berkeley.edu.

Application Process

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01061. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a statement of teaching and the names and contact information of at least three references.

All letters will be treated as confidential as per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality at http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters.