Los Angeles, California
September 04 2018
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The Department of Human Genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is searching for a tenure-track professor to join our faculty (http://medschool.ucla.edu/human-genetics). Preference lies at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at Associate or Full Professor will receive consideration. The department encourages applications from outstanding candidates who are committed to engaging in cutting-edge research and education involving experimental, quantitative or theoretical genetics and genomics.


Opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration are abundant, both within and outside the health sciences. The David Geffen School of Medicine is located on the main UCLA campus, in direct proximity to the other health sciences schools (Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing), and the newly formed Institute for Precision Health and the College of Letters and Science. The UCLA genetics community has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and collaboration, including with faculty in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, History, Sociology, and Law. Beyond the Department of Human Genetics, UCLA has many other world-class geneticists in departments such as Biomathematics, Biostatistics, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry.


Candidates should hold a PhD, MD or equivalent by the date of appointment and provide, depending on their level of experience, either potential for or evidence of scholarly impact through publications, excellence in teaching, and ability to obtain extramural grant funding, as well as strong oral and written communication skills. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.


To apply: submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of research interests and goals, a teaching statement, a statement of contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, and one or two manuscripts or articles representing your most important work to the Chair, Faculty Search Committee using the link:



The earliest possible start date for this position is July 1, 2019. On-campus interviews will take place January 10-11, 2019. Informal inquiries may be submitted to Dr. Jonathan Flint, Chair of the UCLA DGSOM Human Genetics Faculty Search Committee at: hgsearch@mednet.ucla.edu.


The University of California is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission. Contributions in all areas of faculty achievement that promote equal opportunity and diversity will be given due recognition in the academic personnel process, and they will be evaluated and credited in the same way as other faculty achievements. These contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including efforts to advance equitable access to education, public service that addresses the needs of California's diverse population, or research in a scholar's area of expertise that highlights inequalities. Mentoring and advising of students and faculty members, particularly from underrepresented and underserved populations, will be given due recognition in the teaching or service categories of the academic personnel process.


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 (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).