Life Sciences Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position

The Division of Life Sciences in the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences announces the continuance of its special initiative to recruit excellent research scientists with a history and commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations.  Candidates should have outstanding records of scholarly publications, research support, and teaching and be eligible for Academic Senate appointment in one of the following departments of Life Sciences:  Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Integrative Biology and Physiology; Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics; and the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics.  The successful candidate will be expected to continue his/her active research program, mentor undergraduates, and  participate in campus-wide and departmental programs that provide research and professional development opportunities for our diverse student body, including MARC, (Minority Access to Research Careers), PEERS (Program for Excellence in Education & Research in Sciences), and the Biomedical Research Minor.  Teaching loads and assignments will take into account mentorship activities associated with the position.  Faculty appointment will be made 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: Professor Paul Barber ( or Professor Stephanie White (

Application packages should be submitted online through [] and include the following:  1) curriculum vita; 2) statement of research interests; 3) statement of teaching interests, 4) statement of commitment to mentorship, including formal and informal mentorship activities targeting underrepresented and underserved populations and/or vision for future such mentoring activities; and 5) cover letter that includes names of referees that can be contacted for letters.

Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2013, and continue until positions are filled.  Please use position number 0845-1314-01 in all correspondence.

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