UCLA is looking for a Director of Undergraduate Research Center for Sciences

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Friday, 25 September 2015


Open August 21st, 2015 through September 25th, 2015

If you apply to this recruitment by September 25th, 2015, you will have until September 30th, 2015 to complete your application.


The Division of Undergraduate Education at UCLA invites applications for the position of Director for the Undergraduate Research Center (URC) for Sciences. Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Research, the Director oversees staffing, budgeting, outreach, development and special events as well as evaluation and assessment for all programs in the URC-Sciences office. The Director serves as principal investigator for both private and federally funded programs and is responsible for writing grants and grant reports. Will oversee a Center that houses upwards of 30 undergraduates research programs and activities. The director will teach and administer URC programs including the student research program course, science journal, research presentation events, and both college- and externally-funded undergraduate research programs, some of which specifically serve underrepresented students. The Director collaborates with faculty to work with and mentor students involved in URC programs. The focus of this position is to support the research experiences for undergraduates, including outreach, counseling, and management of introductory research opportunities.

A doctoral degree is required; Ph.D. in the life sciences, physical sciences or engineering is essential and highly preferred. Post-doctoral research experience as well as administrative or other leadership experience and university-level teaching experience are required. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience in student mentoring and publication of scholarly work. Grant writing experience is preferred. 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. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated successful experience in: administration; teaching; program assessment; mentoring; and programs that foster academic success for underrepresented students. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Hiring salary range is $81,684 to $89,472/year.

Position remains open until filled. This is a full-time (100% time) position, with a projected November 1, 2015 start date.

By September 25, 2015, interested parties are requested to submit a letter of application that specifically addresses the position's responsibilities and required/preferred qualifications stated above, a current CV, a statement of experience and interest in undergraduate research, and the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references through the UCLA Academic Recruit portal: 
https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01566 under job #JPF01566. Review of applications will begin around September 18, 2015. Applications received after September 25, 2015 will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Information about the UCLA Undergraduate Research Centers can be found at: http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/ugresearch/

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 and Affirmative Action Policy.


More information about this recruitment: http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/ugresearch/




  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional - A statement of experience and interest in undergraduate research



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