Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research Center-Sciences (Academic Administrator)

Los Angeles, California
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Hiring salary range is $58,548 to $61,320
May 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Under the immediate supervision of the Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Undergraduate Research Center-Sciences and the Faculty Director of PEERS, the Academic Administrator (Assistant Director) will coordinate and participate in the activities of the Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences (PEERS) and the Santa Monica College (SMC) / UCLA Summer Scholars Research Program as part of the collaborative SMC/UCLA Science and Research Initiative (SRI). This position oversees services that support the retention of underrepresented students in science majors and coordinates research experiences with undergraduates. This position is also responsible for research and assessment of these programs and dissemination of best practices and will develop and teach courses to undergraduates. A doctoral degree in the sciences is required, post-doctoral research experience and university teaching experience are essential. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The URC-Sciences at UCLA works collaboratively to serve UCLA’s undergraduate science population.  Through various programs the URC-Sciences recruits, develops, trains and celebrates students involved in research.  Our mission is to support and increase the retention of science majors in all disciplines, with some programs focused on students who face economic, familial, educational, social or other challenges.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Hiring salary range is $58,548 to $61,320/year.

Position remains open until filled.  This is a full-time (100% time) position, with a projected start date in June/July 2018.

By May 29, 2018, 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 experience in teaching and research, and three reference letters, through the UCLA Academic Recruit portal:

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.

Information about the URC-Sciences can be viewed at:

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:

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