Building on a successful multiyear initiative to hire leading research scientists with a strong commitment to promoting the success of underrepresented students, the Division of Life Sciences in the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences announces an open rank faculty position with Academic Senate appointment in one of the departments of Life Sciences (www.lifesciences.ucla.edu): Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Integrative Biology and Physiology; Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics; Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology; and Psychology. Candidates must have a PhD a field relevant to one of the above departments, and have outstanding record of scholarly publications, research support, and a history of commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations. The successful candidate will be expected to continue their active research program and mentoring activities and to participate in campus-wide departmental programs that provide research and professional development opportunities for our diverse student body (such as, PEERS-Program for Excellence in Education & Research in Sciences, MARC-Maximizing Access to Research Careers, the Biomedical Research Minor, and others). Service and teaching expectations will not exceed those of any other faculty position. Faculty appointment will be made at a professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing. UCLA offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, and recruitment allowances.
Application packages should be submitted online through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04028 and include the following documents: 1) curriculum vita; 2) research statement; 3) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion with particular attention to formal and informal mentoring activities and detailed plans for continuing such activities in the future; 4) teaching interests; and 5) cover letter that includes names of three referees who can be contacted for letters. Each of the five items should be submitted as a standalone document. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Both inquiries about the position and nominations of potential candidates should be sent to search committee co-chairs: Professor Yuen Huo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Professor Jeff Long (email@example.com).
Located in an urban setting, UCLA is California's largest university with a diverse student body of 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students, approximately 25% that come from underrepresented minority groups. UCLA College of Letters and Science is home to many innovative programs focused on student success in sciences and promotes excellence in STEM teaching through the Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences. Interdisciplinary programs in Life Sciences are enhanced by the Medical, Nursing, Dental and School of Public Health along with 7 other professional schools with renowned faculty offering more than 323 degree programs and majors. UCLA is home to a number of NIH, NSF, and HHMI funded training programs focused on increasing success for underrepresented students in science, medical and allied health fields, and currently serves as the coordinating center for NIH BUILD grants. As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented groups in the sciences. 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, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).