Job: Life Sciences, Open Rank, UCLA

Life Sciences Open Rank Faculty Search
University of California Los Angeles

The Division of Life Sciences ( in the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences announces a special initiative to recruit excellent research scientists with a history and commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations. We seek individuals who will lead and facilitate Life Science programs focused on providing research and professional development opportunities for our diverse student body. Candidates should have outstanding records of scholarly publications, research support, and teaching. Successful candidates will have the same opportunities and expectations for a successful research program as other UCLA faculty, but with teaching loads and service adjusted for participation in this special initiative. These positions will have an Academic Senate appointment in one of five Life Science departments (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics; Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology; Integrative Biology and Physiology; and Psychology) at a professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing and achievement.  UCLA offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, and recruitment allowances.

Nominations and questions should be sent to: Dr. Paul Barber
( or Dr. David Sears ( Application packages should contain 1) a cover letter that specifically details his or her philosophy and record of mentoring of underrepresented and underserved students, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) a statement of research and teaching interests and 4) the names of three references. Submit these materials as attachments to  Review of the applications will begin on November 15, 2011, and will continue until the positions are filled (Job #: 0875-1112-03).

UCLA is ranked the 2nd best public university in the U.S. by US News &
World Report and is California’s largest university with an enrollment of
nearly 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The UCLA College of
Letters and Science and the university’s 11 professional schools feature
renowned faculty and offer more than 323 degree programs and majors.  The
Biomedical, Behavioral and Life Sciences areas at UCLA have more than 300
faculty members, includes many top ten ranked departments, and is consistently in the top ten in NIH funding.  The UCLA College has a tradition of outstanding teaching and mentorship of undergraduates, which the Division of Life Sciences hopes to enhance through this special initiative.  As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring underrepresented minorities in the sciences. UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of faculty and staff diversity.

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