Assistant Director

Job description

Under the supervision of the Undergraduate Research Center (URC)-Sciences Director, the Assistant Director is the primary manager and advisor for the following URC-Sciences programs and activities: the Biomedical Sciences Enrichment Program (BISEP), the Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Program (CB Luce), i2URP, The University of California's Leadership Excellence through Advanced DegreeS (UC LEADS) program, and the URC-Sciences Science Summer Program. The Assistant Director teaches the seminars for UC LEADS students. The UC LEADS course is taught every quarter.  The Assistant Director also coordinates the quarterly Faculty Advisory Board meeting and organizes and oversees the URC-Sciences participation in UCLA’s annual Freshman Bruin Day event, as well as the annual Research Poster Day conference and the URC-Sciences Open House. The focus of this position is to support the 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 $60,304 to $80,142/year.

Position remains open until filled.  This is a full-time (100% time) position, with a projected January 2019 start date.

By December 14, 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 and 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:  

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.

Information about the Undergraduate Research Center can be viewed at:

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Job No: JPF04207
Posted: 11/26/2018
Application Due: 12/16/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $60,304/year - $80,142/year