Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology: Assistant Prof: Neuroscience (Open Until Filled; Initial Re

Santa Cruz, California
September 11 2017
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Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology: Assistant Prof: Neuroscience (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 11/15/17)


Recruitment Period

Open date: September 5th, 2017 Next review date: November 15th, 2017

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: June 30th, 2018

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.




The Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Department at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Neuroscience. Applicants with a broad range of interests, from molecular to systems levels are encouraged to apply. We particulary encourage applicants who are addressing fundamental questions in brain development and function, are using state-of-the-art experimental approaches, have an outstanding record of research accomplishments, and complement the department's existing strengths in developmental neuroscience and stem cell biology. Candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program, contribute to the intellectual vitality of the UCSC scientific community, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the classroom and through mentorship, and provide service to the campus and their profession. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


RANK: Assistant Professor


SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, academic year (9-month) basis


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent foreign degree in biology or a related field and a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral research experience


POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018, with academic year beginning September 2018.


TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include: 1) Cover letter; 2) Curriculum vitae: include published papers and accepted for publication manuscripts; 3) Introductory statement describing: a. your most significant scientific accomplishments as a graduate student, b. your most significant scientific accomplishments as a postdoc, c. your overall goals and vision for a research program at UCSC, and d. the experience and qualifications that make you particularly well-suited to achieve those goals (750 words max); 4) Research statement (1500 words max; figures encouraged); 5) Teaching statement (500 words max); 6) Three letters of reference*; and 7) Statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service; and 8) Optional: up to 2 preprints of accepted (still unpublished) manuscripts; Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.


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Refer to Position #JPF00475-18 in all correspondence.


*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at


CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018.


UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

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Job location

Santa Cruz, CA


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More information about this recruitment:




• Cover Letter

• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. including published papers and accepted for publication manscripts

• Introductory Statement - See description for all required elements of statement:

• Research Statement - 1500 words max; figures encouraged

• Teaching Statement - 500 words max

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

• Preprint of accepted (still unpublished) manuscript - (1 of 2) (Optional)

• Preprint of accepted (still unpublished) manuscript - (2 of 2) (Optional)


References3 letters of reference required


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